Leaders job description

In brief

  • Help in providing an amazing Christian holiday experience for members
  • Support other leaders in all aspects of making Bridgwater work, in particular the running of Tribes, Majors, Minors and Alts
  • Support overall leaders and other leaders to fulfil their roles 

To do what exactly?

  • Pray for your members and leaders, before, during and after Bridgwater
  • Deal with paperwork, throughout the week
  • With the leaders in your tribe, find time to catch up and pray about your tribe and about Bridgwater life
  • Take responsibility for members who are having or causing difficulties
  • As a tribe hold daily Bible Breaks using the booklets provided
  • Be aware of any special needs of members identified in advance or evident whilst on Bridgwater
  • Ensure that safety and risk assessment policies are applied at all times
  • Ensure the members in your tribe are aware of the timetable, and that they are responsible for being in the right place at the right time (meals, activities, Majors etc)
  • Ensure there is a sensible amount of discipline over, eg bedtimes, getting up, tidying dorms etc
  • Liaise with and support other tribe leaders about inter-village issues
  • Support the primary leaders in your tribe, major, minor and alts in delivering these sessions

Special Responsibilities of Primary Tribe Leaders

  • Be responsible for the physical, emotional and spiritual welfare of members and leaders in your tribe
  • Be responsible for the practicalities of your tribe
  • Be aware of everyone, leaders and members and their needs

Special Responsibilities of Primary Major, Minor and Alt Leaders

  • Plan and prepare for these sessions, ensuring that leaders you are working with are involved in your process
  • Liaise with overall leaders as needed regarding appropriateness, resource needs and associated cost
  • Provide leadership to the group, members and leaders, in the running of these sessions
  • Be responsible for ensuring that the sessions are used productively and run to time
  • Liaise with the worship coordinator during your sessions with regards to output suitable for showcase and/or the evening meeting

Remember

  • Your role is to create a Christian family feeling where all are accepted and belong: your relationship with God will have a big effect on all members of your village
  • Your role is also responsible for dorm leaders being in the right place and supporting members; try to discourage them spending time in big groups with other leaders and encourage getting to know members; use overall leaders to support you in maintaining the right balance in this area.

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