What an amazing week we had giving God all the Glory last week at Shine VBS. It was a huge success. It was wonderful to see all the long hours and time spent preparing for over 170 children really pay off. The VBS team started in February planning and preparing. Four months later VBS was upon us, and it was show time. God was definitely present during the week.
We opened the morning in the Sanctuary singing songs, dancing, listening to our Bible story and watching a skit. Our actors were amazing and even interacted with the children throughout their day at VBS. We were even Superheroes for a time. Then our groups were off to learn more about our Bible lesson and crown of the day. The children rotated daily between Crafts, Bible Story Time, Tasty Treats and Funky Beats, and Games. We then all gathered for a final thought and more singing and dancing.
Our leaders for VBS were incredible. They worked tirelessly ensuring that all children were included and felt God’s love and presence during the week. Our leaders were true leaders. They took the material and ran with it. They were prepared and inspiring throughout the week.
“The scope of your influence is determined by the success of your leaders” Reggie Joiner
Although VBS is a huge undertaking and many, many hours of time are put into the planning and execution of this huge event, it is definitely worth it. When you see the children’s faces and the joy that the word of God brings to each one of them, you know it is all part of His plan.
“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he had stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him” James 1:12