Staff Trip – Part 1

One of my favorite parts of my job is planning and leading our staff trips.

We just got back from two days in the Smokey Mountains.  We piled into a beautiful cabin and tucked ourselves away for some time to laugh, learn and grow together.

Some of my favorite moments this year were:

  • Campfire confession – there is something about a campfire that just brings out stories.  We’ve learned a lot about each other over a bonfire and s’mores 🙂
  • Meal time madness – we make all of our own meals and everyone gets assigned to a team.  Absolute chaos but somehow we all get fed and have fun in the process.
  • Vision & Values revisited – when we’re all together remembering why God has called us here, hearing Pete’s heart for the future and being challenged to not give up and not get complacent, there is an energy that is reignited in our team that is powerful.

Staff trip is one of those things that we never have the time (or money) for, but we also can’t afford not to do it.   Ministry requires our whole heart, 100% commitment.  As a leader, I have to give my team space to remember why they have aligned with this vision.  That’s my goal for staff trip – unity among our team of passion for the vision.

You can also catch some more thoughts from the trip at Miranda and Stephen‘s blogs.

Tomorrow I’ll share some of the things I’ve learned about how to plan a staff trip that helps accomplish this vision.

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