For one weekend in the summer, students who have leadership positions in Bob Jones Academy’s high school gather at The Wild’s for a retreat. This year it was on August 7 and 8, and the retreat gave those of us in leadership an opportunity to get to know each other and learn to better work together. We attended a total of six sessions, one of which included some of our peers sharing advice on how we can more effectively fulfill the Bob Jones Academy mission statement. Then we were able to break up into our individual organizations and talk about how we can work out our mission statement in our separate places of service. At one point during the weekend students divided into small groups and built block towers while blindfolded. One member of the group was the manager, and he or she gave instructions to the blindfolded participants. This enabled us to understand many aspects of leadership—including the vitality of communication and the ability to work well with others. Participants joined in activities, studied our school mission statement in depth and delved into God’s Word for a better understanding of what makes a true leader. Overall, it was a very profitable weekend.
Submitted by Ghevont Panosian, Triangle Editor