Just finished listening to an amazing podcast about 13-year old Jake who directed his church’s VBS program and plans to do it again next year! The church has an average attendance of about 100 and he recruited over 45 volunteers to pitch and help with the 55 kids in attendance. Here are some tips he shares in order for your VBS to be a fun R.I.D.E.
R: Recruit. You can’t do it alone. There is a job for everyone. Work with your volunteers to see what they are best suited for.
I: Impossible is not a very intelligent word. Give it a shot. It might not be impossible after all!
D: Delegate. Once you’ve assigned jobs, let them go.
E: Experience. Give the kids the experience of the lesson. They’ll remember it better!
He also shares lots of tips for what worked (and didn’t work) for them. Listen to the podcast yourself. This kid is great!