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RFKC Leadership Conference 2010 Becca C. Johnson, Ph.D.
BA – Music & Spanish MA – Recreation Administration with an emphasis on Youth Camping PhD – Educational Psychology Postdoctoral studies, training & licensure – Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Abuse Becca C. Johnson, Ph.D.
For me - Love at first sight! Wayne liked– What I’d said about RFKC: “I believe that a week at RFKC can be more effective than a year in therapy/counseling.” *and, that I’d written a book on child abuse for those who work with children (teachers, youth pastors, camp staff, daycare centers) – what they need to know Becca C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Child Abuse trainer (early 1990s) Now, over 15 years later… 6 different camps in 2 states and 2 countries (helped start 3 camps) Camp Psychologist – 13 Training Coordinator – 6 Camp Director – 4 Asst. Photographer – 4 Asst Director – 3 Camp photographer – 1 Child Placement Coordinator – 1 (the FIRST year!) Becca C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Process of awareness and appreciation – RFKC grew on them.
Serve God Show compassion (mercy, grace, love) Make a difference Help the hurting heal (wounded healer) Self healing Recognition Obligation Fun Becca C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Often: we are involved for one or more reasons Reasons fall into two categories God & Others-focused: What can I GIVE to it - an attitude of giving, caring, helping, serving (1 st four reasons) Serve God Show compassion (mercy, grace, love) Make a difference Help the hurting heal (wounded healer) Self-focused: What can I GET out of it - (last four reasons) Self healing Recognition Obligation Fun Becca C. Johnson, Ph.D.
IF they do not fully understand the mission of RFKC,
ALL volunteers are appreciated Long term, committed Volunteers are preferred ◦ People who see the big picture ◦ People dedicated beyond the week at camp ◦ People committed to hanging in there and helping through ‘thick & thin’ ◦ People who understand the ministry & vision of RFKC Becca C. Johnson, Ph.D.
“I’ve been involved because I see that it can make a difference.” “I keep coming back because I feel so blessed to be able to tell the kids about God’s great love for them.” “I want to serve God and this has been a great place to do it.” “I keep involved because I sense God’s pleasure as I serve with RFKC.” “I was abused and I’m involved because I want to help abused kids and I know RFKC helps kids heal.” “I’ve been with RFKC all these years because God called me to this ministry and I’ll be involved until He tells me otherwise.” Becca C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Why are you here? How can we keep you here? Becca C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Teach about the mission, values & vision of RFKC Invite to the annual banquet and/or leadership conference Share some of the kids’ stories ◦ (make it real, personal) Encourage their ideas, dreams,… related to RFKC Identify their passion and incorporate it (whenever possible) Pray for the Holy Spirit’s touch/transformation Becca C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Your Ideas… and/or Discussion Becca C. Johnson, Ph.D.