Today we begin the beginning of the end of this portion of our Saddle Ridge Ranch training tour. It’s been a blast.
I love VBS and I love all the training that happens for Lifeway’s VBS during the month of January. But you know, it doesn’t stop there. Over the next 4 months over 80,000 people will be trained to be better VBS leaders. They will learn how to use the Saddle Ridge Ranch curriculum, be trained in enlistment, finding prospects, following up, and so much more. God will use this training to transform the lives of thousands. We are blessed to be a part of this great program, VBS.
Here’s a few pictures of the set up for today:
This is the 3rd and 4th grade version of the Bible Study Bunkhouse!
And here is the 1st & 2nd grade version of the Bible Study Bunkhouse:
We are so blessed to have such creative people working on the VBS team here at Lifeway. The next pictures are those designed by our creative team (headed up by Mrs. Pam Goodwin). They are really outstanding:
Here is the "Mustang Mountain"
And Here is the the "Firefly Cavern"
And finally, Pam’s version of the "Bible Study Bunkhouse"
Over the past couple weeks I shared with you 10 enlistment principles. I wanted to share with you a couple enlistment ideas. I asked some of my twitter followers (Bill_Emeott) to share some of their best ideas… here’s a couple.
Ginger Butts from Georgia shared that every February her church has a VBS Enlistment Fair. During the fair adults see sneak previews of the VBS crafts, games, snacks, Bible study sessions, etc and decide where they would like to serve. I can see this being very successful at the end of Adult Sunday School/Bible Study. Have all the adult classes dismiss early to the VBS fair. Not only would you enlist workers, it would create a lot of excitement and interest for the upcoming VBS.
Debra Wolfrey from Arizona shared that each year she goes to the children’s classes and ask them who they would like to teach them this year in VBS. The children vote and she shares that vote by approaching the selected adult and saying, "The 4th grade voted and they want you to teach them in VBS!" She says it works every time!
Bottom Line: VBS is the largest outreach event in a churches year. We should take serious the opportunity to create excitement and share the love of God with boys and girls and their families.
What great enlistment idea do you use for VBS?