Today our church started the first day of Group Publishing’s Power Labs Vacation Bible School.
The children’s ministry team here has done an outstanding job putting this event together! They are part-time staff but have put in more than full-time hours pulling this together with an incredible army of volunteers.
Registration tables got swamped with new people signing up on the spot. People who pre-register have a quick check-in. (One great reason to pre-register your kid!)
Inside the gym, there were colored blankets laid out for the kids to sit on. Crew leaders held up signs so kids knew where to sit.
We started with the program. The worship team led the singing (I got to play drums! Fun!). It was Keith (our worship director), 3 high school kids, and me.
Then Albert and Megan put on a skit in a science lab about thankfulness.
Then Jamie, our senior pastor, dressed as a scientist, went up and talked a bit and gave the kids directions.
Our VBS is for kids up to 7th grade. Here’s a picture of some of the older kids watching the program.
There were rotating stations for the kids: crafts, activities, snacks, outdoor rec, lesson time, storybook, etc.
Kids had an opportunity to write postcards to someone they appreciated as expressions of thankfulness.
There was a lot of running around outside to burn up all that extra kid energy!
The decorations team did an outstanding job. I think some things were from another local church that did the same program.
Here’s the other side of the stage, which was converted to a science lab.
It was an all-hands-on-deck effort for VBS. I spent the whole morning taking photos and video for a slide show we are supposed to show later this week. All the staff were involved in some way or another. Pulling off an event like this is truly a team effort!