Over the summer I normally try to post a couple things that I learned over the previous school year. If you have anything you learned from last year that you would like to tell me about, send it my way smcgever (at) pv dot younglife dot org
In the past year or two we have moved from separate male and female campaigners to co-ed campaigners. There are multiple reasons for this, perhaps that could be a separate post in the future…
You may know that in the past few years our club has moved toward going through the gospels in a year. Two years ago we did Mark (see the comments on this post), last year John. The guys had been doing Mark but the girls a different plan for campaigners. When we went co-ed we decided to go through John, and the easiest way to plan this was to have the person who did the talk also lead campaigners that week. Here are a could thoughts about this:
+This makes it easier for leaders since they do not need to figure out what to teach on. I find this is often one of the biggest hurdles for leaders teaching campaigners.
+When the leader knows that they will be leading campaigners in addition to their club talk, it makes them dig deeper in their club talk since they will also be going through it in campaigners. This can make for a better club talk.
+This may be obvious ,but it gets the leader to campaigners, just in case they struggle with this.
+It does make for a busy week when the leader has to plan club and campaigners, but it isn’t twice the work, it is a lot less.