My favorite part about leadership is the part where someone approaches you with questions believing with everything inside of them, that you have the answers. Then you get to that place of asking yourself internally, ” What’s the right answer here?” Regardless the call and regardless of the resources we have available, we must know in the end, the vision must win. As an Active Manager, your assignment is simple.
Campers, students, and staff alike all different roles, but all need love. The biggest two questions people will always ask is, “Do I want to be here?” and “Does anyone want me to be here?”. When you are active, be amongst the people. Active Managers should always be where the largest crowds of people are.
Faith comes by hearing…. We want our staff and guests to hear faith coming from the lips of our management teams. Building expectancy for what’s going to happen in the upcoming service, seasons, and situations. Weather in the area? Put your faith on it. Bad attitude in a staff member? Put your faith on it. Don’t have an answer you need and the AD isn’t answering? Put your faith on it! This place was built on faith. We honor our founders and pastors when we do the same.
We are a spirit-led system in all that we do. Spirit first, system second is our first values for a reason. Our values drive what we do and when we are active, we want to see those values played out in every decision we make. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you and the system to guard you.
We spent 5 years developing a system that can catch the curve balls. (Circles) Trust it! If you don’t trust the people running the system, just stay a little closer and guide accordingly. When making the calls you have to make use the heart of your Pastor and the head of your Director. Don’t assume that someone will handle it. You’re the ACTIVE leadership on campus, and your call stands.