Today I am thankful for teamwork.

We just finished VBS at Second and over 1900 kids came.

I was in a first grade class last year where we had 20 kids assigned and we ran 25 to 30 every day.  We didn’t have enough seats, so some kids sat on the floor and it was LOUD.

There were also these fish we had to prepare every day.  I’m not going to get into it, but there was major drama over those fish.  By the end of the week I was seeing them in my dreams.

I would have to take a nap everyday after I got home.  I would be completely wiped.

This year was a total piece of cake.

No elaborate crafts.  We had four adults and two youth helpers, and two were teachers (awesome!)

Easy peasy.


God’s Team

The theme for the teaching this year was the armor of God and Ephesians 6.  Every day was on a different part of the armor and by the end of the week the kids had a full suit.  There was a little bit of drama on the last day when they were all fighting with their swords (cardboard) and a couple got broken.

At the end of the day, all of the classes would get together in the sanctuary for “The Big Show.”  It’s a story/play that highlights what is being learned and progresses throughout the week.  This year, the theme of The Big Show was “Major Steko.”

Major Steko (Steko is Greek for “stand firm’) was the main character in a video game.  Two kids get sucked into the game and have to defeat The Hammer, the villain, using the armor of God.

They loved it.

Who’s Your Team

But even though the whole production was impressive, the best part about it was all the volunteers . . . the teamwork.

Sometimes I hesitate to get involved in things because very often there isn’t enough help and ten I end up pulling a huge bulk of the load.  But when I volunteer at church, it’s never like that.  Every project/outreach is broken down into specific roles, the instructions are very clear, and no assignment is a load on any one person.  And there are always enough people.   It’s awesome.

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-10