SCC is excited about the Vacation Bible School program we are beginning during the summer of 2016. The program will include four young adults from around the conference who will be led by Director Grace Tijerina. Grace and her staff will work to introduce young people to Jesus by leading eight weeks of vacation bible school at congregations around the conference. In addition they will be developing leadership skills as they work together to plan and carry out the bible school curriculum. South Central Conference will provide lodging, meals, and transportation beginning and ending in Hesston, Kansas throughout the summer and is also providing stipends to staff for their work with this team. If staff are attending a Mennonite college, there is a possibility that part of the stipends will be matched by their university. Please consider serving in this role this summer and share this opportunity with those who you think have gifts for this kind of ministry.
One of the biggest lessons God has taught me this summer is that kids are teachers too. Some of the children we have worked with come from tough home environments. Yet I saw these kids sharing without complaint, even to the point of giving without being asked to. I remember one instance where a young child bought a snack with her own money and then shared it with the other kids at her table. This is just one moment of many where children would share what little they had with each other and even us VBS leaders. There are more stories of giving, but not enough space to share them all. So I’ll sum up the stories by saying out of what little these kids had, they gave willingly. I haven’t seen that sort of giving from people who know better. This is why I say kids are teachers too.
VBS On The Road 2016 Staff
We are currently seeking applications for the four staff positions. Applications can be completed at www.tinyurl.com/vbsstaffapp
and are due by January 16, 2015. If the hiring committee does not receive enough applications by December 1, 2015, national advertising (outside of SCC congregations) will be done for the positions so please apply soon if you are interested. For more information about the program please contact Director, Grace Tijerina at 956-466-4814or firstname.lastname@example.org