VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL WRAP UP
We had a great week at Kingdom Rock! And as always, God lavished more blessings and surprises on us as we celebrated and invested together in this vital ministry at CCC.
As we look at living out our faith missionally, reaching out and connecting with our neighboring communities, VBS was a great opportunity for us to grow and build God's kingdom. Below are some of our highlights.
1. We had 158 children participate in VBS, but what is greater than this number is how over 2/3 of these kids were not affiliated with CCC. We saw children living as missionaries inviting and welcoming neighbors. What a great vision of how we are to be the "light" of the world, going out into the communities, sharing your faith and inviting others to join in on the adventure!
2. We had 93 volunteers involved in serving in VBS. But what is greater than this number is how volunteers invested and sacrificed not only their time, but built relationships with children, welcomed visitors, and gave their all into preparing each activity to provide the best experience for each child.
3. We raised $1,399 for Oceans of Mercy. We bought 199 chickens and our goal was only 150! We far exceeded this goal but again what is greater is how children were impacted by this missions project and intentionally chose to give not just their "parent's money," but take their allowance, birthday or even worked fundraisers to make sure we could give back to these children.
4. We had 20 children accept or rededicate their lives to Christ this week. We are thankful for how God's spirit is working through our kids lives and how their faith is being shaped and being challenged to go deeper in spiritual development.
5. We heard countless stories of families engaging in family take-home devotions each night after each day of VBS. We loved hearing how families used these resources to continue the spiritual discussions together. what a great example of allowing God's word to embody all aspects of life, within the church and family.
6. We are grateful for the vision and direction of our VBS Co-Directors: Laura Amundson and Sonya Bower. We are thankful that they felt called to lead and invest into this ministry, provide leadership, offer resources and encourage each volunteer who served. We are thankful for how they looked at a bigger picture of why we do VBS and how we can impact our communities and shape lives through this transitional ministry.