I didn't want Pastor Appreciation Month to pass without taking a moment to express my thankfulness for the many ways you shepherd us, encourage us, love us, and challenges us throughout the year, but especially through the ministry of Vacation Bible School.
Thank you for voicing your conviction that VBS remains one of the very best ways to reach unchurched boys and girls, and their families, with the Gospel.
Thank you for reminding the congregation that VBS is the biggest evangelistic ministry we will conduct all year and that VBS is an all-church ministry, not just a children's ministry.
Thank you for making VBS a priority not only on the church calendar, but your personal calendar as well.
Thank you for insisting VBS be adequately funded through the evangelism and outreach portion of the church budget.
Thank you for leading the way by not only being the first person to volunteer, but for saying, "just tell me what you need me to do and I'll do it."
And when I asked you to lead in the Worship Rally by climbing a 40-foot mountain created from construction scaffolding, staying curled up for 20 minutes in a preschool-size tent, or swinging on a cable above the heads of the kids, you didn't for one minute respond hesitantly or suggest that I had lost my mind. Thank you for leading by example.
Thank you for visiting every classroom, for spending time with the kids during snacks and recreation, and being on the parking lot to meet parents and thank them for bringing the kids.
Most of all, thank you for being our biggest cheerleader! When we thought we couldn't do it, you assured us we could. When frustration and anxiety might have ruled the day, you brought calm. When exhaustion started robbing our joy, your words of encouragement renewed our strength and resolve to not give up.
Thank you for being a VBS Pastor!
How does your Pastor participate in VBS? Don't forget to say thank you!