The CentriKid Office is right in the middle of another busy recruitment season for our summer camp staff. While we still visit several universities and churches for interviews, we also conduct a lot of video interviews over the web. During a given recruiting season, each of us will interview between 50-100 applicants. With only a limited number of spots open for hiring, you can imagine the difficult decisions our team has to make.
We always walk away from a recruiting season having learned a lot. I keep coming back to this each year, but I continually learn the importance and the value of discipleship among young leaders. A huge part of the discipleship process is learning and owning your faith in Christ. As you mature as a believer, you can confidently and clearly communicate why you are a Christian and you can communicate how you live differently in light of the Gospel message.
As a CentriKid Team Leader, you get opportunities all the time to talk to kids about their relationship with Jesus. For some, it is helping them come to know the Lord as their Saviour. In other instances, you are helping them grow closer in their walk. I think it’s vital that before you ever put yourself in a conversation such as this, you need to own your relationship with Jesus and be able to communicate it clearly. I’m not saying you need a seminary degree or have your PhD. I’m saying that the Gospel is the most important living narrative in history and this isn’t a place for us to just ‘hit the high points’. But instead, we need immerse ourselves in the Gospel and live & act accordingly.