VBS: Unspoken thoughts

Summer is VBS season for churches. If you are a youth minister or children’s minister, you understand this yearly tradition all too well. In honor of this long-time ministry tradition, I thought I’d share some unspoken thoughts going through the ministers or directors mind. This is what they are really thinking. đŸ™‚

Pre-VBS – full of excitement. “I can’t wait for VBS to get here, this year is going to be better than last year.”

Week before VBS – still excited. “I can’t wait for VBS to get here, I’m getting tired of planning and waiting.”

VBS day 1 – full of excitement. “I’m so excited VBS is finally starting.”

VBS day 2 – excited. “I am happy the kids really seem to be enjoying everthing.”

VBS day 3 – happy. “We’re halfway through, I don’t want this week to end.”

VBS day 4 – getting tired. “I can’t believe more kids show up each night.”

VBS day 5 – running on empty. “Just have to make it through one more day.”

VBS closing program – very tired. “I am so glad this is the last thing to do.”

Post-VBS – completely exhausted. “I will never do that again.”

a few months later and here is how the conversation goes….
Minister, “Do you want to direct VBS again next year?”
Director, “Sure, I’d love to.”


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