There are many people, experiences, and circumstances that have shaped my life, but the one that sticks out to me the most is my first church camp. I was just thirteen years old and in the eighth grade, but what God told me in a moment of prayer has impacted my entire life. I was sitting in the chapel listening to the speaker when he asked us to bow our heads and ask the Lord to speak to us. I was excited for this opportunity because I had never heard God’s voice before. In that moment he told me, “Stop being the underdog and start being a leader.” These few words made me reflect on my life. I had spent my whole life being the young one whether it be in my friend group or on my competitive cheer team. That night I learned that I needed …show more content…
I lead students nearly every Sunday morning and have been a cabin counselor at three church camps. I love getting to develop relationships with the students and help guide them in their walk with God. In the future, I want to lead a small group of high school students. This passion for youth ministry all began with God calling me to stop following and start leading. I have also implemented this experience into my role on my cheer team. When my teammates are having a rough day, I try to always cheer them on. This causes other teammates to cheer them on too. I think a big part of being a leader is inspiring others to be leaders too, and I do my best to do that at practices and competitions. I have also recently started interning as a coach at my gym. I love helping young athletes reach their goals. I hope to someday own a cheer gym and lead athletes to success both in cheer and life. Hearing God’s voice for the first time influenced my character by opening my eyes to the need for students younger than me to have someone to look up to. This love for influencing students will help me to achieve my goal of owning a Christian cheer
I am currently secretary of my class. I have attended each and every one of the fundraising events my class holds. Being a part of the freshman class also meant staying late hours to help set up everything for our fundraisers. At the Tae Kwon Do studio that I go to, I am also captain of the sports team. On days that I go to traditional class, I help teach the little kids. These positions give me the experience of being a leader that I need.
I have exemplified leadership in a couple different ways through out my high school career. One way of this is through leading my team members in cheerleading. I look out for my new team members, especially since they are learning a lot of new material. This can be stressful and difficult at times. I know this feeling since I was once brand new to the Mason Cheerleading Program and didn’t know any of the material. If I
I have had the opportunity to serve in many leadership roles. Through those assignments, I have had the chance to speak to crowds, large and small. I have been on the seminary council this year and through this program I have the opportunity to speak to groups of people including my teachers and peers. I have been the secretary of the Rockette drill team and I have held several leadership positions in my church, including the Laurel class President. I have been a leader as spokesperson to my ward and to my stake.
I’m the tuba section leader in the Pride of Broken Arrow (my high school marching band) for my junior and senior year and i’m also a leading and active member at my church, especially in the youth group. Doing those things are very important to me because they gave me some leading experience early on in my adulthood that many people don't get until college or after they start working.
Description: One Sunday, every month, I help in the nursery at my church. This shows leadership because I teach the children right from wrong. I also play with them and entertain them.
Sports taught me the importance of encouragement and positivity. Leaders must have a good attitude, show fairness and respect, and work with their teammates. It is the little actions that demonstrate encouragement, like when I wait at the finish line of a cross country race to give a high-five to everyone crossing. I may not be the team MVP, but I am determined to spread positivity and not make my teammates feel discouraged or
While walking out of the building, I found myself walking the same path as a classmate who was also leaving. “What did you think of that, Taryn?” With a smile upon her face, she looked up and said, “I just love how great it is to have that time to fellowship and have with God during a stressful week.” Her answer summed up my feelings perfectly. “Have you joined?” Not
So, I’d try and encourage my team and others by giving words of encouragement such as “You guys can do it, I know and believe you can! Just keep thinking positive, and you will hit it!” Those comments made all the girls faces beam with excitement, which made me feel accomplished on the inside. Even when the squads were perfecting every tough stunt given to them, I still would go over and joyfully tell them what a fantastic job they were doing. Finally, my positive attitude at camp made me realize I am a leader, and it’s the quality I have grown the most in. Rather than get down and have or speak negative thoughts, I was continually positive at camp, even amongst the burning heat and exhaustion we all faced. During my final time at UCA camp, I really began to realize that a leader isn’t somebody who tells their team to go and do something, but somebody who says lets go and does the activity with their team. One tiny cheerleader had the guts to come up to me, a loud and obnoxious senior cheerleader, and say how she wanted to be just like me when she would become a senior, and I was speechless when she did
As I look back on my life, as short as it has been so far, there are a few key events that I recall that have shaped me most as an individual and secured my different places in life. I was born in Roosevelt, Utah. In this small town of just under 7,000 people I never truly was able to find out who I wanted to be. The community was heavily influenced by two main factors, the Mormon religion and a very conservative culture. If you were not a part of one or both of these influences you generally would run in an outer circle. I found it hard to figure out who I wanted to be as I battled with the cultural norm as well as my own internal struggles.
Since I was young I was constantly reminded of the old saying “be a leader, not a follower” and after years of not understanding the meaning I can now say I have gained the true understanding of this famous saying. Leadership is an important quality everyone must have to acquire the full meaning of life. I have a desire to spread positivity, confidence, and much more to others around me because being a leader is not about telling people what to do or how to do it, it is about encouraging people to be the best they can be in every domain possible. I am involved in a variety of extracurricular activities throughout my community and school such as, soccer, hockey, basketball, softball, and any other type of sport that comes up in our community and I truly feel this activities are the reason I am who I am today.
We all have influences in our lives. So, it’s hard to think of only one single greatest influence in my life. If I had to pick one influence it would be going to Rocky Mountain High. I got the opportunity to go to Rocky Mountain High this summer. It’s a conference that high school youth groups from around the United States attend for a week to learn more about God. This happens every three years, so I am lucky enough to get to go again and I can’t wait until the summer of 2020.
Most people have some sort of experience or memory that has had a profound impact on their life. A parent passed away, a competition was won, or an obstacle was faced. My most impactful experience is much simpler, yet just as important as these moments. Summer camp. I know, it does not sound like anything big, but my years at a small summer camp in Maine made me who I am today.
I was always volunteering for class representative. I loved how I was helping the school and creating positivity for everyone else in the school. Although this may not compare to what ASB does for our school, I have experience that I could use that to influence my actions to produce an encouraging school tone. Another experience I have in leadership is in my camping group. I was in a YMCA dad-and-daughter camping program and for one of the years I was involved my father and I were in charge of the 300 person group. My job was to help the other girls and create entertaining activities for everyone to enjoy. I also planned many things such as; the general activity theme for each campout, how to make everyone feel welcomed and included, and the locations for the campsite. I also rewarded and identified good behavior and helped create new friendships with the people in our program. These leadership experiences are one of the reasons why I am a good fit for
Jesus Camp Is a documentary/Horror film about a Christian Summer Camp situated in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, It follows the experiences of three young children Levi, Tory and Rachael, all of which are very religious, Levi think of himself as a preacher, having preached in front of his Dad’s church multiple times, Tory is a part of the praise and worship team getting most of her inspiration from Christian Death Metal, and Rachael is all about the ministry/outreach of the church. Her goal is to tell other people, sometimes strangers about Jesus Christ and the difference that he can make on our lives.
I became a leader for a group in the second and third grade. It was one of the best experiences. Even in that age you never see the fruit of your work but you can clearly see how God was opening each of the fifteen kids’ eyes. How they start to recognize the people around them and discover God’s kindness. Jesus was our shepherd and we were his