Here’s the second part of our summer intern orientation (part 1 here). More stuff we cover right up front with our new team members:
10. Write it down.
You should not go into a meeting (one-on-one or with the team) with out a pad of paper and a pen. We’ll provide you with a moleskin journal – DON’T bring your phone, it has become a major perception issue in meetings.
11. Expect to pay for your own meals.
Team lunches are a privilege, and we will try to feed everyone whenever we are asking them to work through a meal, but never assume it is on us.
12. Ask for a deadline.
Why? Because there is one! Ignorance is not an excuse and asking will save you from conflict and unknown expectations. Even if the person can’t give you an exact time, ask them about how long they think it should take you.
13. Don’t be scared to ask for time with people.
You are here to learn and experience the inner workings of ministry. EVERYONE at Saddleback is working with a packed schedule, BUT you can not receive unless you ASK. If there is someone in Student Ministries or the church that you would like time with ask JG and he will try his hardest to make it happen.
14. Let JG know when you need his time.
The easiest way is to set up a meeting with him, but even when his door is closed it is really open.
15. Protect your day off.
Because if you don’t…no one else will. Mondays are sacred, we treat them that way, make sure you do, too.
16. If you’re not doing anything…ask how you can help.
17. Volunteers are the key
So… learn their names, talk to them, tell them how much you appreciate them, involve them with what, you are doing ,ask for their help, make a big deal when they do help, pray for them.
18. Know who does what on the Student Ministries team.
Student Ministries is a team and it is so important that we help each other whenever we can. Attached is a list of who does what to help bring you up to speed.
19. Your Spiritual Life is Essential!
Spend time with God everyday. Ask His Spirit to fill and guide you.
REMEMBER: You have 72 days… make each one count!