Today, Kenny and I had the chance to hang out with Eric Woods from Spring Hill Camps (home of The Middle School Ministry Campference!) to talk a little bit about summer camps. Here’s the question he asked us to think about as we prepped for our Google hangout:
“How do you tie a summer camp experience into the rest of your school year?”
The short version of our answer? Leverage summer camp to support small groups.
And if you want to know how well your summer camp experiences really do support small groups, we’ve got a checklist to help you find out.
Here’s the whole interview.
In the circles that I run in, it seems like there has been a lot of talk lately about women in ministry. And there’s good reason for that.
- Gina Abbas recently released the book A Woman in Youth Ministry.
- Sarah Bessey’s Jesus Feminist is still making waves.
- April Diaz is busy being awesome with a women in youth ministry cohort and the Women in Youth Ministry Campference.
- Christine Caine just launched Propel Magazine for “women who lead.”
- And Emma Watson just made us all ugly-cry with her speech to the UN.
So there is a lot of positive conversation happening about the need for women to stand up, to lead, and to be strong. But, as is often the case when this topic comes up, there has been a bit of negative conversation happening, too.
Kenny and I are loving being a part of Orange Tour this year! We’ve been teaching a couple of breakouts here and there, so I thought I’d share a bit of our outlines. Lots of the content from today’s breakout comes from our book Creating a Lead Small Culture, so grab a copy if you’d like to dive deeper into any of the ideas we mention here.
Yesterday, Kenny and I got to teach a couple of breakouts at Orange Tour in Seattle! If you couldn’t make it (or maybe you could make it, but taking notes at breakout sessions just isn’t your spiritual gift), don’t worry. We’ve got some notes for you.