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VBS is a special time. When else do you get to wear hip waders and a fishing vest in church? As you gear up for VBS this summer help the people in your church see the wonderful ways VBS lets them try something new, explore their gifts, and to get to know the people who sit beside them on Sunday mornings! Your excitement will be contagious; here are some ways to help you spread it.

  • Gather photos from last year to make a music video or bulletin board of VBS highlights. Use it to invite the congregation to this year’s prayer and planning meetings.
  • Get stories from last year’s team and include them in your weekly bulletin to build momentum. Ask, “What was the coolest thing about VBS last year?” and ask a few kids to share something they remember.
  • Consider ways people of various ages, with different abilities, skills, and passions could serve this summer. Keep the list handy as you begin recruiting members for your team.
  • Take time to include teens and preteens in planning and leading! They may be eager to serve and have free time in the summer to devote to cutting out craft molds, painting backdrops, practicing a drama, or decorating the church for your program!

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