I’ve got a challenge for you. Let’s make this summer’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) the best and biggest ever! VBS is going to be a virtual, at-home experience complete with all the worship, skits, games, and fun. Yes, it’s going to be different, but different is not always bad. In fact, different is oftentimes a launching pad to new and better.
Let me share an example from our history. Back in the early 2000s, we canceled VBS one year. We discovered that VBS was far from the vision we had of it being a community outreach event. We had very few children attending and hardly any visitors showing up. And we struggled to find volunteers to serve. So we canceled it. As expected, there was some grumbling and complaining. The following year we re-launched VBS with a fresh vision and the rest is history. Each summer we now have over 500 kiddos and over 200 adult volunteers having a blast together for 3 evenings during the summer.
This summer we are going to bring the same quality VBS to you but in a virtual format. And we have a new opportunity to reach even more kids and have even more volunteers. Here’s the challenge: Let’s reach more than 500 kiddos and have more than 200 volunteers as part of this summer’s VBS.
Here’s how we get there:
In order to meet this challenge we are going to have to cut through some of the excuses:
So, what do you say? Can we meet this challenge? I believe in you. Let’s make this the best and biggest VBS ever!