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    Executive Assistant
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    Assistant Pastor, Shepherding
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    Director of High-Life
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    High-Life Assistant Director
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    Administrative Assistant
    High-Life/Children
  • Niña Banta
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Sarah Niemitz
    Director of Community Development/Assimilation
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    Director of Facilities/Office
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Spirit of VBS


I’ll be honest—I don’t remember that much about Vacation Bible School as a kid.  I remember learning the words to “Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog” (not really very theologically sound), and I remember learning the Apostles Creed one year—and watching Dean Harris (names have been changed to protect the innocent) crawl out onto the roof of the second floor Sunday School class and recite it from there—because he thought that would be cool.  And just for the record, no one joined him on that roof!  He did it alone.  My parents were involved in a church plant when I was in 6th grade, so in 7th grade, I helped “teach” the pre-school class.  The curriculum was on “God Created All Things,” and each day we talked about something God had created—the sky, the trees, the animals.  And because I was a 13-year-old girl, I thought it would be a fabulous idea to bring my neighbor’s eight puppies for the 3-year-olds to play with.  Let’s just say it was messy and loud and the kids LOVED it!  The parents? Not so much.

Fast forward to being an adult and VBS.  As I started my own family, I was thrilled to start helping with Vacation Bible School.  I wanted my kids to have all the fun I felt like I missed out on.  I did lots of VBS “jobs.”  Crafts—I am not crafty!  But I know who to call.  Food—I love food, but I also think it should be fun food (you know, candy and ice cream).  Who wants carrots and celery and “healthy stuff?” I was kindly asked not to take on that task again. Decorations—thank goodness the year I helped with that was a camping theme!  Even I couldn’t mess that up.  Music leader—always fun!  I still sing the VBS scripture songs I learned.  Teacher—I loved being a teacher, but I caused a lot of heartburn for the director.  I am not a good rule follower, so my class never did the homework and always had silly days—hair, socks, hats. ... So, when you cause the director heartburn, you get to BE the director.  And that was my favorite job in VBS.  Because not only did I get to love on little ones, I got to hang out with like-minded men and women and teenagers who wanted to show our children the gospel and who thought getting to know about Jesus should be FUN! 

And that is what we are going to be doing June 5-8.  We are going to Narnia where we are going to learn about, well, a Lion, Witch and a Wardrobe.  And we need you to help.  Yes, that means YOU!  I’m thrilled to be VBS Director this year, and I’d love to have you come alongside the Children’s Ministry Team and help out in any way you can. First, register your kids. Then, sign up to help with crafts, food, decorations, teaching… director for next year?!?  And if you don’t have kids in VBS—hey, I don’t either.  Mine are all old and “graduated!”  Come join us anyway.  I can’t wait for VBS and all we can do together.

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