Starting with Why
Updated: Dec 10, 2019
As we have kicked around the idea of re-launching our Blog, I happened to start reading a book that we’ve had on our shelves for years, Start With Why by Simon Sinek*. I had watched the videos related to this book before and knew that I agreed with his main point: people do not buy what you do, they buy why you do it. Well, what does that have to do with a Christian Camp and Retreat Center? Everything.
You see, the “why” is what keeps us going when we are beyond exhausted. It’s why our summer staff, who are mostly college students, give up a summer “off” to serve. It’s why we analyze what our guest feedback forms tell us, and why we have chosen to be a part of such a unique ministry.
In Matthew 22 verses 36-38 (NIV), we find our Big Why:
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Simply stated, our “why” is to love God, and love people.
We do that here by providing custom retreat experiences where guests can come and not have to worry about safety, housing, meals, or (if they choose) even some of the activities their group will do here.
So, we don’t “sell” a product, but we do provide a service and more significantly, space.
Ask anyone.. what we desperately seek is TIME and SPACE. Time to think, time to detach from the world and attach to our Father. Space; margin to breathe. Space to reset and not be assaulted by the constant barrage of needs and information.
We see Jesus Himself modeling for us a habit of retreat. In Luke 5:16 it says “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”
Is it time for you to do the same?
Are you feeling the stress and strain of your hectic life? Do you need a reset? We all do, and now is the time.
Let us know how we can serve you and your group, and let us live out our “why”.
*Waukaway Springs does not holistically endorse or recommend any particular individual, product, treatment, or service mentioned within our blog. We do hope each external source mentioned adds value, but do not presume to know all of the content that may inadvertently be associated with any particular entity.