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The Power of the Christian Camp Staff

Be imitators of me as I am of Christ.” I Corinthians 11.1 These words from the Apostle Paul set the challenge for Christian Camp staff each summer. They will be the real living gospel to campers each week. Wally, Pete, … Continue reading

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O Wow! The Testimony of God’s Creation

Remember now your creator in the days of your youth. Ecclesiastes 12:1 When teaching camp counselors to take a nature hike, no matter what their experience knowledge was outdoors, I told them they only need to know the words, “O … Continue reading

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Keys for a Successful Summer Camp Ministry Heart

I found this in old staff training notes. It makes a good barometer for heart preparedness to start staff training, and a good evaluation of commitment at the end of training. During the summer it makes for a good follow … Continue reading

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All I Ever Needed to Know to be a Camp Counselor, I learned in I Corinthians 13

Staff training is so close. Intense discipleship training is on the horizon. What will you teach? Observation and experience tell me that a lot of staff will be taught learning styles, social styles and leadership styles along with a lot … Continue reading

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Ministry Overhead

You know what your physical overhead is; your building cost, staff cost and other fiscal realities. But what about your ministry overhead, do you know what your human relationship need is for ministry effectiveness? All the methods we use, the … Continue reading

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Camp Staff Training – Final Tips

Motivated camp staffs want to grow as disciples in Christ. The camp staff training they receive helps them grow and accomplish your mission. Good training simplifies for them what they need to know, or for some, it filters from their … Continue reading

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The Discipleship Process. Designing Camp Staff Training – Part 3

Early in my years as a camp director, my approach to staff training was influenced by a couple of staff comments. The first was by a counselor from a public university. She was extraordinary in her passion – a great … Continue reading

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