CELEBRATIONS (VBS)

Vacation bible school 

But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."

Luke 18:16

Celebrations is about impacting the next generation of refugees and inner-city children through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  It is a series of six Tuesdays summer outreach in the community, starting from July to the second week of August. We invite children from the different apartments in the community to come join us at Fair Oaks Park.  

Our six Tuesday Celebrations is followed by our Back to School Celebrations to provide carnival games, school supplies, and backpacks to the kids.  

mission

Purposefully pursuing long-term mentoring relationships with refugee/inner-city kids, using the platform of Celebrations to develop friendships and plant seeds of truth. 

Volunteering

The volunteer online registration form will be available in the beginning of June.  Volunteers must agree with our ministry values and willing to do background check. 

Volunteer roles

Small Group Leaders

• Lead your assigned group
• Pray for your kids each week – know their names, love on them!
• Read over Bible lesson each week prior to Tuesday night
• Facilitate the lesson and discussion questions with the kids
• Listen to memory verses/award prizes

Bible Story & Skits Coordinator / Assistants

• Narrate the Bible story for the large group time
• Write/direct skits that relate to the lesson/Bible story
• Coordinate team members/kids in performing the skits

Worship Coordinator / Assistants

• Prepare for the worship songs – bring instruments, etc
• Lead the large group in worship

Registration & Small Group Assistants

• Record on a clipboard the names of each child in your group(s) as they arrive
• Make and hand out name tags for each child
• Keep track of the number of kids in your group(s) so that you can collect water and snacks from the Snacks Coordinator and pass out during small group time
• Assist Small Group Leaders with taking kids to the bathroom, etc.
• Stay with assigned small group at the end until all kids have been taken home

Station Managers / Games & Small Group Assistants

• Manage stations where kids can play after they have been registered (before large group game time)
Station 1: basketball
Station 2: soccer/football
Station 3: chalk/hula hoops/jump ropes
Station 4: arts and crafts
• Assist Games Coordinator with giving instructions and directing kids during games
• Assist with distribution of water/snacks as well as taking kids to the bathroom during small group time
• Stay with assigned small group at the end until all kids have been taken home

Games Coordinators (one for ages 5-8 and one for ages 9-12)

• Plan and prepare for games – bring or arrange any necessary equipment
• Coordinate and delegate game instructions/roles to games assistants

Snacks Coordinator

• Coordinate the distribution of water and snacks to everyone each week

Competition/Prizes Coordinator

• Coordinate with group leaders for memory verse awards as well as organize and distribute prizes

Transportation Coordinator

• Be familiar with the Vickery area and different apartment complexes
• Organize maps, rosters and other materials for drivers
• Assign drivers to various pickup points and be a contact person if they need help

Drivers

• Pick up/drop off kids every week from assigned apartment complex

Curriculum Coordinator

• Prepare lessons each week and send out to all the small group leaders
• Answer any questions small group leaders may have about the lesson

Discipline Coordinator

• Manage behavioral issues with kids
• Assist group leaders with difficult situations
• Ensure Celebrations rules are enforced

Schedule

The schedule for 2019 Celebrations is yet to be determined.  We will post the schedule soon.

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