Crossline Church did Spark Studios for Vacation Bible School (VBS) this year. It truely "sparked' our children into worship and learning.
The theme was to encourage our children to "spark" their God given abilities to serve and worship the Lord. It was a good time of discovery for all. But a very interesting thing transpired when I realized that the leaders who were serving were using their gifts and abilities to serve. This is just what we were helping the kids discover.
The Bible teachers were using their gift of teaching , the crafters were using their hands to serve. The recreation people were using their love for kids and physical movements. The snack ladies were serving with their whole hearts and the musicians were sharing the joy of music. I and a few others were using our gifts of administration. Then there were those awesome people with the gift of helps. We could not have functioned without them.
Because we chose to have the kids in small groups that rotated with their small group Bible teachers, one teacher commented, "this was the best VBS because I got to spend more time with the kids."
We had 31 children and 25 leaders and 2 public professions of faith. We are looking forward to see how God uses the truths that we all learned from Spark Studios.