MBTopics 2017-10-21T14:35:31+00:00

Ministry Bound Topics

Each week the Ministry Bound crew meets with one of Ironwood’s directors or team leaders to discuss topics of the camping ministry. The meeting begins with a time for questions and answers about the happenings of the previous week. Below are topics discussed in a two year rotation.

Adventure Camps
Adventure in Programming
Basic Budgeting
Camp Coordinators
Camp from a Youth Pastor’s Perspective
Camp Mission Statement
Camp Speakers and Sponsors
Camp Websites
Camping Trends
Camps for Adults
Church and Camp Issues
Core Values
Counselor Training
Custom Camps
Debriefing a Team-building Event
Eliminating Distractions & Preventive Maintenance
Top 10 Distractions
Financial Principles of Operation
Finish Right and Functional Failure
Food Philosophy
Fundraising and Development
Games and Competition
Grounds Philosophy
Growth and Change
Heart of Camping
High & Low Ropes Course Differences, Uses, and Building

Keeping It Ministry
Making Meetings Work & Ways to De-motivate the Team
Office Etiquette and Use
Organizational Chart, Crossover Teams & the Schedule
Personal Mission Statement
Philosophy of Humor
Philosophy of Maintenance, Projects & Volunteers
Philosophy of Retail in the Camp Ministry
Practical Ways to Maintain Unity & Camaraderie
Prioritized Flexibility & Efficient Quality
Program Team Distractions
Project Planning
Promotion Philosophy
Pros & Cons of Organization
Saying Yes and No
Skills Activities & Science Camps
Skunkworks and Pioneering
Staff Kids & Staff Benefits
Strategic Planning
Tools of Communication: Phones, Paper & Computers
Types of Camps
Understanding Juniors
Value of Camp
Why Hospitality
Working with Junior Highers
Working with Volunteers