We all know that VBS is designed to be an outreach for kids who don’t normally come to church–to reach out to them and their families, to point them to Christ, and to share the gospel clearly with them. It is also designed to teach “church kids” the gospel. In fact, it can even teach the volunteers themselves about the gospel. That is the purpose of VBS.
However, it’s easy to get caught up in the details of what needs to be done to get VBS going or to get through the day of VBS, and forget about the main purpose: sharing God’s love and the truth of the gospel with the kids and with each other, both in words and in actions. While I worry about getting enough volunteers or how to decorate or getting behind on things (sounds a lot like Martha), my focus should be on Christ–sitting at His feet and learning from Him, just like Mary did.
So I’m very thankful for our team of prayer warriors who are fighting with us and for us–praying for the kids, the volunteers, the details, and most importantly, praying that Christ will be seen, that His love and truth will shine forth, and that He will be glorified. That is the most important thing of all. Would you join us in praying for this VBS? If you’d like to officially join the prayer team, you can contact
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