Challenge Captain job description

In brief

  • Take a lead role and support overall leaders and others to co-ordinate operations and logistics at Bridgwater, ensuring that everything runs smoothly
  • Take responsibility for the activity programme and for some daily routines
  • Support overall leaders and other leaders to fulfil their roles

To do what exactly?

  • Pray for leaders and members – before, during and after Bridgwater
  • Be involved in aspects of planning and preparation for Bridgwater
  • Plan and lead activities – making sure these are safe and enjoyed by all
  • Be rota’d for leading meals, giving notices, washing up, preparing the meeting room, daily closedown etc
  • Sensitively help tribe leaders enforce ‘quiet’ at night
  • Ensure safety and risk assessment policies are applied at all times
  • Meet with other senior leaders to discuss and pray about how Bridgwater is going
  • React appropriately to unforeseen events making sure overall leaders are informed immediately
  • Ensure tribe leaders have appropriate information for activities, including risk assessments and that activities are logged daily
  • Supervise the operation of the Bridgwater bank, ensuring that those directly responsible operate them well


  • You are part of the senior leadership team at Bridgwater – ensuring that members and leaders are happy and getting the most out of Bridgwater
  • One of the most important aspects of your role is to ensure overall leaders are informed and supported about all aspects of Bridgwater
  • You must always be aware of the responsibility of your role, but also be sensitive to the direct relationship that tribe and dorm leaders have with “their” members

And for everyone

  • Your relationship with God will be really important as you serve Him and other people at Bridgwater
  • Look out for the needs of others and try to care for members and leaders with practical, emotional and prayer support

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10