Monday, April 15, 2013

VBS - A Tale of Involvement

True confession time. I have had a love-hate relationship with Vacation Bible School.On the one hand, there are the huge relational wins of VBS: kids and adults spend time together around the Word and many of the kids come to know Christ for the first time.

On the other hand,
VBS is so disruptive. It takes a tremendous toll on buildings such as toilet "interruptions," carpet stains, paint pulled off, etc. It takes a huge amount of attention away from other ongoing ministry. And with so many people involved, there is always the potential for misunderstanding and interpersonal conflict (well, not in your church maybe).

All that changed a few years ago when I made one simple change: I chose to be involved in VBS. Moving completely out of my zone, our family began serving together in VBS, most recently in preschool recreation. When I got involved, I got invested. And, when I got invested, it became more important to me that VBS become successful. It changed my attitude. For the better.

I'm still not exactly sure what I'll be doing this year in VBS. But, you can bet I'll be involved and invested in making it the greatest VBS ever. I hope you will make that investment where you are as well. It's the end of this post. So, pick up the phone and call your church. Get involved. You'll love VBS!


JLTan said...

Exciting. My church - - does it each year. I was involved last year, in spite it being the week to move house. Tiring, but good feeling re. the way it connects with people outside church.

Jody said...

Some of the hardest work, and most rewarding, life changing, and enduring. God bless you and your family:)