The Webster dictionary defines a volunteer this way: “one who offers to enter into any service of his own free will.” All churches are in great need of this type of person, one who chooses to help, because they have a desire to carry out a need or task.
In his book, entitled A Spirit-Empowered Church, Alton Garrison encourages people to get involved in their local church, in the chapter “Serve”. “Equipping, training, an... Continue Reading
When the CRN team discusses adding on an adventure challenge program to a planned retreat, the most common objection is “We don’t have enough time.” On the surface, this objection makes total sense. CRN properties already offer more activities than guests can take advantage of in a single weekend. Why carve out 1-8 hours of retreat time for an adventure program? However, when you dig deeper, the obvious question becomes, “How can we not find time to do an adventure program?”
Adventure Builds Memories
Feedback from group leaders tell us that CRN’s adventure programs rank as the single most memorable part of many retreats. While guests speak posit... Continue Reading
In discussing adventure challenge programs with group leaders, the second most common objection is, “We can’t afford it.” Of course, this objection is perfectly understandable. Organizations are already spending hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on a retreat. Besides the property rental, there are transportation costs, speaker’s fees, promotional costs, and so forth. Why spend even more for a few hours of programming? However, when you examine the value of an adventure program, the obvious question becomes, “How can we not find the funds to do an adventure program?”
CRN Programs Are Affordable
Each of our CRN properties offers different types of adventure challenge, ranging from 1-hour programs at $10 per person to full-day programs at $40 pe... Continue Reading
Have you ever allowed your kids to have a big sleepover at your house? 10+ kids eating junk food, staying up way too late, and staggering back out to mom’s minivan at 9 a.m. with pillow and sleeping bag in tow. Do you remember what your house looked like after the dust finally settled? Half-empty soda cans covering every flat surface, bags of chips crinkling under foot, melted ice cream cartons spilling over the top of the trashcan. Now consider those same 10+ kids having a sleepover for 4 consecutive nights without parental supervision. This is what we in the industry call “Summer Camp”.
There is one person that stands in the way of that 4-night sleepover from turning into a modern day Lord of the Flies; the Camp Counselor. These summer camp heroes are on the front ... Continue Reading