It’s important to me that 2012 is going to be spent on leaving major impact to the big picture. The Holy Spirit spoke to me concerning my focus for this year with the words, “2012 will demand drastic difference…”
I knew immediately that it would not be enough to repeat some of the same items as last year, it was going to demand more.
It’s true, small is the new big!
Start looking at all you have an influence over and begin to think of the things you can do to take those things to the next level. Sometimes it’s the smallest gears that run the biggest machines. Last fall I sat down with a select few of pivotal staff members to start talking out the small gears of a camp.
*All summer camp items for this example.
1. Lost and Found
2. Dorm Life
3. Security Procedures
4. Medical Attention
5. Pre and Post program integration
These might seem like small items, but the better they move the better you’re camp will be. When you host over 740 church groups every summer you have to maintain a system that will work for everyone.
They hardest part about having these conversations is tossing out the old.
We’ve had great procedures in place for 24 years that have worked well! As they say, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it..” Not exactly.. As a leader, it’s your job to check the gears before they go out, to ensure that they won’t go out, when you need them the most.
Clean up the small gears so the big picture will run right. Take 5 mins right now and write down some of the small gears you see making a big difference.
Childcare check in
Chair setup at church
First time visitors
Daily health habits
Personal Bible study
Talk out the small things so you can enjoy the big ones.