1). Song of the Day: Canton Jones - ♫ Big ♫
2). Blog Entry: Leaders Corner
- This past weekend, we held a retreat for Children's Leaders Training. We had the director of the National Children's Ministry Agency, Scott Berkey, with us. He mentioned something about camp that caught my attention. He said that when he was a children's pastor, he would go up to the most incredible Christian men and tell them, 'When our kids grow up, we want them to look just like you. Can you come and work with our kids?' He didn't shy away from the quality leaders; he boldly approached them in the right way.
- Also, he would try to recruit certain adults that he was hoping would become leaders to come with him to camp. He knew that when they experienced the services at camps, and saw the young students passionate about God in a life changing way, he would never be able to remove that image from his head. It was a great recruiting tool.
- Many of us struggle with needing more leaders in children's ministries. We often settle for leaders that most people don't want to imitate, or beg for any helpers to help with our students in their camps and retreats. These are opportune times to go after the best leaders and have them on our teams. Unapologetically go after the best, bring them to camp, and see what God will do.
3). Ministry of the Day: Ethix - a book for youth leaders to better help you understand the morality of cultural issues in our world today
4). Link of the Day: The Center for Holy Land Studies - An opportunity for young people to have an educational visit to Israel.
5). Quote of the Day: 'Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.' - James M Barrie
6). Miscellaneous: Today is the last day of National Golf Month. It is also the birthday of Arizona Cardinal football player Larry Fitzgerald, from 1983. Finally it is the anniversary of the day that Lewis and Clark began their expedition out of Pittsburgh at 11am.
Brian leading the Sumo Challenge, at GI ALCC February 2011