Athens VBS: Day 3

July 11, 2013 — 2 Comments
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You can read about Day 1 of our VBS here and Day 2 here.

Day 3 of our VBS (or Summer Bible Camp as it’s known in our church) was awesome!  Here’s a recap:

  • I made sure to eat protein again for breakfast.  My choice: PB & J sandwich.
  • I had the opportunity to greet volunteers and families as they entered the main entrance.
  • I saw members of our Registration Team putting together our volunteer gifts – it’s very cute – I’ll share the pic tomorrow.
  • The day also included meeting to finalize the proof for the Paul-themed children’s bulletin for Sunday’s Celebration Service.  It looks great!
  • The list of items to execute differently next year is growing – I’ll share some of those thoughts in another post.

I wanted to be very intentional about today was encouraging my leaders to be the biggest cheerleaders for the volunteers they’re leading.  Weariness has a way of settling in after the initial adrenaline rush, so I wanted my team to be aware of that.

One of the things that I love about our curriculum is setting aside time for God Sightings – ways that we see God at work.  I had a few God Sightings on Day 3:

  • Seeing the children bring in items for our outreach project.
  • Seeing the children worship God during our Celebration time.
  • Watching our children’s God Sightings walls expand and getting to read many of them.  It’s the simple things through the eyes of a child that remind me of what’s important.
  • Having one of our volunteers tell me that my smile energizes the building and sets the tone for the day – WOW!
  • A gracious volunteer who picked up dog poo on the way to the outdoor games area – I love her for doing that!
  • Safety for all of our campers and volunteers.
  • Cooperative weather – there were some pretty gray clouds outside but it didn’t rain during camp.

God is so good!  Looking forward to Day 4!

Verse for the day:

“The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear.  What can mere people do to me?”

Psalm 118:6

Here are a few pictures from Day 3:

Drama Time

Drama Time

Discussion in some of our family groups

Discussion in some of our family groups


Today’s snack: Edible Torches – these were topped with yogurt – delish!


2 responses to Athens VBS: Day 3


    Looks like loads of fun!!! Thank you and the team for the many ways you have loved the children!!


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