For those that were unable to attend VBS 2016 with us, here is a recap of all the great things that happened!
The theme chosen this year was "MindCraft." We took the concept of the well-known video game, Minecraft, and adapted it to match the overall lesson—setting our minds on Christ through spiritual disciplines: being still, simple, humble and worshipful.
Each day the Miners, Builders, and Farmers attended different sessions throughout the day including Bible lessons, music and ministry, arts and crafts, and physical activities.
As the week progressed, the kids were challenged to memorize Scripture which complemented the lessons. The kids who memorized the memorization verse for the day won a “Sword Badges of Honor.”
The Mindcrafters worked very hard on their achievements during the week of VBS. Each of the groups were challenged to raise money for Lifted Up International. Lifted Up international is a microfinance organization that gives grants for micro loans distributed to the poorest parts of the world. Find out more here!
With an average of 391 kids they raised $3,941.42 with offerings and a car wash!
Through our VBS this year we learned to set our MINDS on things above and not on earthly things.
Thank you to the over 200 volunteers who helped make this a memorable week!