Thursday, May 31, 2012

Basic Ministry Training

The last three days we've been working at the  Basic Ministry Training at our church.  This is mainly training for our VBS and fair ministry, but hopefully used many other places as well.  One fun thing we did was teach the guys and girls how to make a few balloon animals to give out at the fair. 

Everyone is working on songs for VBS here.  Everyone had to lead a few VBS songs, and explain them to the group, so everyone could get familiar with them. I can't say enough good about this great group of young people!  They were so good even when we stretched them out of their comfort zone!  It was special seeing a few "I can't get in front of people", people, get up and lead a song, or share their testimony.

The girls learned some facepainting ideas to help out at the fair as well.

Probably the most important thing we did was the wordless book.  This is a great method of sharing the gospel and I'm sure each of them said it so many times over the three days they'll be dreaming about it!  They also learned some basic salvation counselling, a little harder than the wordless book but most did really good at this.  There were also classes on using tracts, leading singing, protecting children, christian testimony, and others, including a few devotional lessons done by Arthur's dad.  We also did some VBS prep work and some worked on their lessons for that as well.  It was a great three days, including some late nights by this "stay at our house" group!  Thank you to those that came and did so well! It sure makes VBS easy when we have it in such good hands!!!

Please pray for us next week during our VBS that lots of children would come, that lots of hearts would be challenged (including ours), that children would get saved, and for safety of everyone.  Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. B. for the materials you gave us that we were able to use!!  It was so fun to say, here, you can keep these!


  1. I wish I could be there!!! Miss you Guys!!

  2. Thank you, Cora! And, Reuben, we wish you were here too! Can't wait to hear all your stories when you get home.

  3. I was so blessed by your group of young people and the love and care that they showed my little ones this past week. I am also thankful for the godly example they set for my children. What a great group of young men and women!

    My kids had a wonderful time and are still talking about all that they learned and singing all of the great songs from last week.

    Thank you for your investment in your children and the blessing they are to others.

    My kids are already looking forward to next year! :)


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