319-453-2065 hi@oakgrove.cc
 

July 18-22

5:45-8pm

Address

6101 32nd Ave
Shellsburg, IA

Email

hi@oakgrove.cc

Phone

319-453-2065

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Volunteers

 

One of the ways we can have the largest impact on our community for the gospel is through investing in children. Many come from difficult home situations and we have the opportunity to share the love of Christ with them and plant seeds that may  produce fruit, either during VBS, or in the months and years to come.

Will you allow the Lord to use you this summer? Will you invest your time into the lives of kids you may not even know, so that they can have the opportunity to experience grace, and have the spiritual transformation from death to life like you have?

Easter Escapade

Hop into a week of fun!

COVID-19 RESPONSE

At all Family Ministry events, including Sunday School, Nursery, Awana, Vacation Bible School, and other special events, hand sanitizer stations are provided in all common areas. Children and volunteers are encouraged to frequently use the stations each time they pass.

VBS Volunteer Roles

Audio & Media

Play music as children arrive to VBS each day. Run controls at the sound booth during the opening and closing activities (this would include any skits that will be performed). In addition, the photographer may need your help putting together a quick slideshow before the closing worship time on the Sunday following VBS. Responsible for finding own assistant or “back up” help. Must come with some amount of proficiency with A/V equipment.

Bible Adventures Leader

Start your VBS adventure at a special staff training session – we’ll make sure it’s fun. Become familiar with the helpful material in the Bible Adventures Leader manual. Use the decorating ideas to set up your Bible Adventures area – you’ll transport kids back to Bible Times in unforgettable ways! Gather the listed supplies and props for each day’s activities. Recruit one or two “sidekick” assistants to help with your special effects. Use the Bible Point often as you lead children through incredible and interactive learning activities that make the Bible stories come alive in sessions of Bible Adventures each day.

Childcare for Volunteers' Children
Having a nursery attendant to take care of their young children, ages 0-4, is an important way to empower other adults to help out at VBS in other ways. If you love babies/toddlers and want to spend a week hanging out with them, this job is for you! Must be at least 12 years old to be a helper and would need at least 2 adults.
Classroom Assistant
Assisting leader teacher with daily tasks, such as attendance, keeping group together, helping with lesson time, and running errands (as directed by adult leader). Some assistants may be needed to serve as a 1:1 friend to a child with special needs. Please indicate on sign-up registration if interested in this role.
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
For those who can’t commit to serving during the week but would have a couple of hours on Friday evening (the last day of VBS) and/or Sunday afternoon after our cookout to assist with cleaning the building. We need a crew to clean the church and help tear down any decorations, tables, chairs, etc., so we’re ready for Sunday.
Crew Leader

You get to hang out with kids, be their friend, leader, and champion for the week. As children move from location to location, you get to know them throughout the week. You’ll have more interaction with a particular group of kids than anyone, which brings HUGE ministry opportunity with it. You’ll laugh with them, listen to them, keep ‘em in line, and maybe even cry with them. Most of all, you get to see the “lights come on” as they encounter God’s Word and the Lord begins to grip their heart.
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.

Drama/Skits
This job requires an extensive time commitment. Must have an outgoing personality, likes to perform in front of large groups and is not afraid to have fun! Good organizational skills, or recruiting an assistant that has this skill, is a bonus.
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.
Hospitality

If you are friendly and welcoming by nature, this is the job for you! Your task is to help our guests feel the love of God by truly welcoming them into HIS house. Greet them with a smile, direct them to registration and answer any questions they may have.

Imagination Station

Discover the value of being a station leader at Treasured VBS! Start your VBS adventure at a special staff training session – we’ll make sure it’s fun. Become familiar with the helpful material in the Imagination Station Leader Manual, and try out all the Sciency-Fun Gizmos in advance! Collect all the supplies for your awesome activities. Use the daily Bible Point often as you lead sessions of Imagination Station every day, and help kids connect the fun experiments to Bible Truths.

Jungle Gym Games Leader

Start your VBS Adventure at a special staff training session – we’ll make sure it’s fun. Help build enthusiasm for Operation Kid-to-Kid. Starting on Day 2, each day includes a game option connecting to the Operation Kid-to-Kid mission project. Check out all the awesome game options in the Jungle Gym Games Leader Manual, and choose two games for each day. Collect all the listed supplies for the games you plan to lead. Lead crews in the fun at sessions of Jungle Gym Games each day. Help Spotlight VBS Leader with a cool photo shoot during one games session each day as kids star in a VBS slideshow that everyone will watch at Closing Quest.

KidVid Cinema Leader

Start your VBS adventure at a special staff training session – we’ll make sure it’s fun. Put on your “techie hat” and set up a TV to show the special KidVid Stories during sessions of KidVid Cinema each day. Become familiar with the helpful material in the KidVid Cinema Leader Manual. Use the daily Bible Point often as you guide Crews in thought provoking experiences and heart-touching discussions.

Registration
This job requires someone with the gift of organization and someone on the team that is able to work with computer registration system (training provided). The team will assist parents/guardians with the registration paperwork. Pre-registration will be offered, and we are hopeful most families will choose this route. During VBS, the Registration Team will make sure each child is checked in & out of our VBS safely & smoothly.
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)
For those who can’t commit to serving during the week but would have a couple of hours on Monday afternoon (the first day of VBS). Assist with setting up the stage, building props, extra tables, etc.
Sing & Play Rock Leader

Start your VBS Adventure at a special staff training session – we’ll make sure it’s fun. Become familiar with the helpful material in the Sing & Play Rock Leader manual. Learn the awesome Treasured songs and motions so you can help lead kids in several songs each day. Brush up on the Bible story in advance, and use the daily Bible Ponit often during the opening activities. Share the excitement as kids report their daily God sightings. Participate in leading songs at the Closing Quest program each day.

Vine Dining Snacks

Start your VBS adventure at a special staff training session – we’ll make sure it’s fun. Use the Vine Dining Snacks Leader Manual to gather all the food and kitchen supplies for the yummy, creative snacks. Set up the snack preparation area, and guide your kitchen staff volunteers in making the snacks every day. Explain how the snack time will work for the week and then allow Crews to relax and enjoy special befriending time as they eat each day.