Dear Windermere Friends,
Every year we need students and adults to help us through the peak summer season. Summer staff are temporary workers but really they are vital to help us meet the needs of the customer.
I have called summer staff our Young Timothies. They are able to extend our ministry effectiveness and also encourage our full time staff by their presence! The Bible tells us Paul was blessed by Timothy.
The key to finding good summer staff
is finding people who are willing to grow.
- Good systems – A good system is the way a group of people get more done together than they could have done by themselves. It is about finding ways to be more effective and efficient.
Windermere application – We provide on the job training toward completing projects and assignments in the most efficient ways. For example: In order to feed 1500 people in 75 minutes, you are always looking for ways to be more efficient.
- Growth mindset – There are two mindsets people embrace. A fixed mindset and a growth mindset. The growth mindset says I may not be great at this YET. But soon I will get better at it.
Windermere application – Summer Staff are on the cutting edge of problem solving. People tell me this is the most sought after skill set in the business world
- Demanding experiences – Generally speaking we do not reach our capacity until we go through demanding situations. People are like rubber bands; we are most useful when we are stretched.
Windermere application – Our ministry comes in waves each summer. One group leaves and another comes rolling on to campus. Many summer staff tell me, “I didn’t know I could do that until I came to Windermere.”
- Vital Feedback – We grow when we hear feedback and get thick enough skin to take it to heart. John Maxwell has said this, “Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.”
Windermere application – We have a culture that says our service never rests so we must work smarter. Things break when you tax the campus with 1,000 people. How we respond to feedback is a growing experience.
If you know of a young person, starting at age 16, and up who needs a job where he or she can increase their capacity – then please call us. We have plenty of openings for Summer Staff for 2016.
Student Wake Camp
July 11-15, 2016
Windermere Baptist Conference Center
Students in Grades 7-12 along with their sponsors
Cost – $209 OUR DEADLINE is EXTENDED
Sign up today and get 2 free registrations
It is always a pretty day at the lake.
John W. Bailey
Office 573-346-5200 Ext. 2611