Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A day of firsts--Vacation Bible School

Today Chain of Lakes is hosting its first Vacation Bible School. Thanks to the generosity of St. Joseph Catholic Church, who let us use their facility for FREE, we will be meeting there from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, August 12) and tomorrow night.

We’ve worked hard at developing Vacation Bible School. I anticipate that we will have ten to fifteen children attend; we have excellent adult leaders; the details are set. Now is the time to enjoy our experience together.

Youth and children will always be a priority at Chain of Lakes Church. Youth and children are not only the future of the church, they are the presence of the church. While I served at Community Presbyterian in Plainview, we were able to completely overhall and upgrade our youth and children’s ministries. That development brought life to everyone—to the youth and children, to the adults in the church, and to the community. When the people at Community Presbyterian grabbed a hold of a vision of youth and children’s ministry, everything changed in our faith community.

Today is a day of firsts at Chain of Lakes. When I share the story of Chain of Lakes Church I’ll share the excitement of first days—the first day I met with the Steering Committee, the first day we had a small group meet in someone’s home, the first day of our “?Why” series when the host church forgot to unlock the door. In the future I anticipate that I will share what will happen on the first day of ALPHA and, of course, what will happen on the first day of worship.

I’m sure that I will add the first day of Vacation Bible School to this story of first days. I can’t wait to see what happens tonight. Please pray for the adults and children of Chain of Lakes as we gather on the first day of Vacation Bible School.

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