leadership

Posts with the ‘leadership’ tag

Leadership Weekend 2015

I found out just days before Pine Cove’s Leadership Weekend that I would get the privilege of being a leader this summer on the media team, and therefore I would be in attendance. Though I was excited, I was a little nervous and overwhelmed by the fact that my first summer working for Pine Cove I would have such an important role! What?! Being in the Pine Cove Forge program this year, I have learned a lot about what being a leader looks like. Yes, it is fun and exciting, but it is also difficult and sometimes even scary. So […]

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Lessons from Leadership Weekend

Being a leader can be amazingly exciting. Being a leader can also be scary. When I pulled into Tyler for Pine Cove Leadership weekend, I felt an interesting combination of both. I was excited — to see old friends, to bond with new ones, to build community, to be trained, to laugh, to talk, to pray. I was also nervous. I have to admit, as I arrived at camp, I couldn’t help but feel somewhat unqualified. Why me? I don’t think I’m cut out for this. Sure, there are some things I know I can do, but plenty I know […]

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The Forge: Pine Cove’s Discipleship Program

Summer is here and the excitement of campers being back at Pine Cove for another transforming week of camp is in the air. We are looking forward to all that God wants to accomplish this summer. In addition to the ongoing summer ministries of our camps, many people might not realize that Pine Cove is also preparing to welcome its ninth class of the Forge this fall. The Forge is a discipleship program for our college-aged staff designed to develop followers and prepare leaders for a lifetime of good works. As the video above illustrates, the Forge is an environment […]

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How Camp Prepared Me for Life After College

I asked my friend Luke to make a guest post one week, and since Luke and I worked at Pine Cove Shores together I asked him to share how working at summer camp prepared him for life today. Another summer is fast approaching and whether you have just come off of your last summer or are gearing up for this upcoming one, I think Luke’s words are very applicable!   Bio: Luke “Wok N Wo” Friesen first became a Pine Cover as a camper at the Ranch in 1995 and 1998. He worked at the Shores during the summers of 2001–2004 […]

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Leadership Quotes

It’s no secret that I love quotes, especially ones on leadership! I strategically pick, place, and rotate them all over my office walls. The reason is because quotes have an ability to motivate, refocus, comfort, and serve as a battle cry. At times they can lift me out of the mundane, give perspective on a tough issue, or inspire an idea. Here are a few of my favorite leadership quotes and why I like them. (Not all of these quotes are specifically on leadership but all can be used in a leadership context.) “Don’t desire to be a leader, desire […]

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