VBS is less than two months away (June 25–28), and we are already AMPED for what God has in store for our Kindergarten–5th graders! We want to show each and every child how to live fully alive for God.
VBS 2018 will be held at Seacoast’s Mount Pleasant, Summerville, and West Ashley campuses. To make it an incredible experience at each of these venues, it takes hundreds of volunteers—and we hope you’ll be one of them!
VBS volunteer veteran, Bridget Wells, has done everything from giving out snacks to serving as a small group leader for kindergartners. And this year at AMPED she is stepping up to be one of the small group leader coaches.
“Our small group leaders are so important, interacting with the kids and teaching them about Jesus,” Bridget said. “We’re here to offer them whatever support they need. It’s all about meeting the kids where they are in their walk with God, and pointing them in the right direction…to Jesus.”
To see what VBS at Seacoast is like, watch this video.
“Last year,” Bridget said, “there were two things that really blessed me personally. My son in middle school served at VBS, and I got to see him lead a 5-year-old boy to Christ. It was an amazing blessing to witness him passing on the love of Jesus to a younger child.”
The second? “I’ll let you in on a secret,” Bridget said. “VBS is fun for any age! Near the end of VBS, the kids and volunteers know all the songs by heart. At the big finale, we’re all singing our hearts out, holding nothing back—connecting with Jesus. I can’t help thinking God is smiling, looking down at all these kids singing up to him. He must love it. I know I do.”
Won by One
Sometimes people don’t realize that VBS is also for children with special needs. “My son has autism,” Kathleen Nixon said, “and he loves VBS. He gets to interact with other kids in a familiar environment. I so appreciate the people who serve as “buddies” for the kids. And as a volunteer with the Won by One ministry, I can say that it warms your heart to see even the smallest of responses from these kids…knowing they are meeting God in their own ways…that God’s spirit is moving in their hearts. These moments are precious.”
“I’ll let you in on a secret. VBS is fun for any age!”
Seacoast is holding information nights for volunteers at all of our VBS campuses. Please visit seacoast.org/events for dates and times. These are great meetings to figure out where you’d like to serve and get an idea of what VBS at Seacoast is like.
For all volunteers, VBS training night is Monday, June 18 at 6:30pm at each VBS campus.
What about you? We would love for you to join us. Visit seacoast.org/vbs for more info and to volunteer.