Are you taking the time to follow-up with students? Sometimes we get wrapped up in the moment when students make important decisions to follow Christ and truly desire a deeper relationship with God. I love being with students during those times. But it’s also important to follow-up with students and help them keep their commitments.
Two weeks ago, on the last day of high school summer camp, our high school Pastor asked students to stand up if they had made a decision at camp to accept Christ, or to commit to a deeper relationship with God or if there was a habit or behavior they wanted to change when they got back from camp. We had 750 students at camp and about 150 of them stood up during this time, publically proclaiming the decisions they had made. It was an awesome moment and not gonna lie, I had tears in my eyes seeing some of my own students stand up.
Today I sent a message out on a Facebook page that is dedicated to students who went to camp. This is what I said:
I know a lot of you made commitments at camp two weeks ago. A lot of you stood up on the last day and publically proclaimed your desire for change. How are you doing?
If you need help or prayer or just someone to talk with, I know I speak for all of the leaders when I tell you that we didn’t just make a commitment to be there for you the week of camp. We are still here for you! We would love to help you if need something.
I want to make sure students know they have a support system that leaders at camp don’t just care about them the week of camp, we still care about them! This is a simple step but it’s one that encourages students and lets them know you’re there for them.