Here’s a thought. Let’s let students lead. “Not as easy as it looks” I said in a previous post. The hardest part is letting go. Letting go of control, letting go of ego, and letting go of the outcome of students leading is tough. So, I have pulled the trigger like never before.
We were having our regular Endeavor meeting, our student leaders, and I wanted to get out the message of the importance of being a leader to the rest of our students. I tossed out the thought of doing a boot camp, a quick shot in the arm to get students interested and involved in leadership. I asked, “What can we do to make this different?”. Andy, a senior, said, “Could we open it up to the community?” Ding!
So, Student Leadership Boot Camp is born. It will take place on Saturday January 22nd, 2011. What makes this different, is that, while the two main sessions will be done by youth pastors, to inspire students; all the smaller sessions will be taught by our students. The students will take some of the lessons I have taught them in the past four months and share them, along with their own thoughts on leadership. We do not have all the sessions nailed down yet, but I will let you know when they are. The cost is $10.00 and includes a t-shirt, materials, and lunch.
If you are from the state of Alabama, where we are located, or from some where else, and want to join us, you can drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. But I’d rather you give Andy, our senior a call, he’s stoked to talk to you about it. Drop me an e-mail if you are interested and I will give you his number.
Here is the BootCampRegistration for those who are in the “neighborhood” of Birmingham and are interested in coming.