July 8–12 & 14
Mon–Fri | 5:45-8:00pm
VBS Celebration Service | 10:15am Sunday followed by a Family Cook-Out Party
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things
there is no law.
And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
— Galatians 5:22-25
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Looking for vacation Bible school in the Shellsburg area? Bring your children to Oak Grove Church, and they will never want to leave! We’ll have a great time learning all about what it means to be a Christian and how to walk with God — through Bible stories, games, songs, crafts, and exercise in a safe and loving environment for your child … check it out!
The Gotta Move! curriculum was designed to remind children that our God is faithful and will give us
everything we need to walk with Him. He gives us His grace, His Word, His Son, His forgiveness, and the
Holy Spirit. As children learn directly from Scripture, we pray that they will be eternally impacted by
God’s truths and the gospel.
As you well know, moving is something that children understand really well! Following Jesus means
taking action. As we walk with God, He lets us know where to go through His Word and by the power
of the Holy Spirit. God gives us everything we need to walk with Him, however, we need to “keep in
step” (Galatians 5:25) and do our part. When we are faithful, God produces the fruit of the Spirit in our
lives as well. These fruits will be emphasized throughout the Gotta Move! experience.
Audio & Media
Childcare for Volunteers' Children
Commitment: Meeting with your lead teacher/team prior to VBS so that you all know what to expect from each other & how to work together.
Clean-Up / Tear Down
Communication to Parents/Volunteers During the Week
Commitment: Meeting with your team prior to VBS so that you all know what to expect and can make any advanced preparations that may be necessary.
Commitment: Recruit a cast. Schedule and direct rehearsals. Coordinate preparation for any necessary props needed for the stage with the decorating committee. Decide on costumes, with the help of your cast. Work with audio/media team regarding sound, lights, etc.
First Impressions (Welcoming)
Commitment: Recruit volunteers to help you. Coordinate menus for each day. Make a donation sign-up sheet with a list of food and items you will need. Organize the serving of the food (assembly line). Coordinate daily prep and clean up.
Commitment: Recruit helpers. Go over games with your team ahead of time, so you are able to give clear instructions and keep things running in a timely manner.
Group Leader for Children
Commitment: You’ll need to be here each night of the week for VBS. We’ll have one or two meetings before VBS, and after each evening we’ll get together to debrief so we can try to best understand where the kids are at and how we can best serve them and their families.
We’ll also need a team leader for this group of Group Leaders.
Commitment: Meet with Pastor Matt to get your lesson packet and hear more about what VBS will look like this year. Make a list of supplies you will need. Find volunteers to help you execute the teaching time in your station if needed. Meet with your team prior to VBS so you all know what to expect from each other & how to work together.
Commitment: Learn the music and motions for the songs. Find several assistants to help you. Meet with your assistants prior to VBS, so you can go over the music together. Lead singing during any VBS assemblies.
Photography & Videography
Commitment: Be at VBS each evening (at least 2 team members here each evening) and during some prep meetings and clean up to capture leaders praying and preparing.
Pre-Event Planning & Organization
Commitment: Attendance at scheduled VBS meetings. Several hours of time on your own, outside of the meetings, will also be required.
Commitment: Leading up to VBS, we’ll need your help organizing children into age groups, creating name tags, making cards to invite friends to VBS, making a master list of information for all children attending VBS, etc.
Set-Up (Day of)
Volunteer Encouragement/Support & Prayer
You have the joy of encouraging people, genuinely thanking them for their hard work, being the hero to bring snacks/drinks around to workers simply to make them smile and know they’re loved and valuable to the Kingdom of God.
It’s especially helpful for Volunteer Encouragement/Support team members to have a good awareness of others, perceptive skills and be willing to take initiative to approach others, even if (and especially) if they seem like they’re not doing well (tired, emotionally-taxed, etc.). Praying and talking with them is a huge comfort and ministry.