VBS planning begins and continues with prayer. Before jumping to the tasks of schedules, budgets, and worker enlistment it is important to seek God’s will and direction – and continue seeking throughout every aspect of planning, implementation, and follow-up. In addition to personal prayer, VBS needs prayer warriors committed to praying for the leadership team.
ACTION STEP 3: ENLIST PRAYER WARRIORS
CREATE A VBS PRAYER JOURNAL. Use a small notebook or a single sheet of paper tucked inside your Bible to keep a list of VBS prayer needs throughout the planning process. Record answered prayers as well. Your prayer journal will become part of your VBS story as you see God meeting needs and transforming the lives of workers and unchurched families attending VBS.
ENLIST PERSONAL PRAYER WARRIORS. Ask two or three people to serve as your personal prayer warriors as you lead the planning and implementation of VBS. Keep them updated regarding specific concerns and answered prayers. This might be a great opportunity for homebound individuals who would not otherwise be involved in VBS.
MEET WITH PRAYER TEAM/MINISTRY LEADERSHIP. If your church has an ongoing prayer ministry schedule a time to meet with the leader to discuss ways the ministry can actively prayer for VBS throughout the year.
SCHEDULE DAY OF PRAYER FOR VBS. The third Sunday of May is National Day of Prayer for VBS. Work with your pastor to call the congregation to prayer for VBS May 15, 2016.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act, Psalm 37:5
NEXT WEEK’S MONDAY MORNING CHECKLIST – Enlist a Leadership Team.