I'm an event guy. I get energized by the nitty gritty details of a good event like Preview. After all, who wouldn't get a little excited about an event that requires a jam-packed 53' semi truck to haul everything from location to location?
So what does an event guy do when he is not planning or participating in an event? Watch documentaries about events of course.
A few days ago I watched a documentary about the big events held annually at Great Britain's Windsor Castle. Talk about perfection! Penalty for not doing so just might mean the loss of your head - at least that was a possibility a few hundred years ago.
A brief statement about floral arrangements caught my interest. Evidently, following an event, Queen Elizabeth takes a personal interest in donating all decorations to a variety of local charity organizations. Sounds a little like VBS doesn't it?
Decorations are a wonderful part of VBS. I'm old enough to remember the pre-decoration days of VBS (prior to 1997), and believe me, decorations are a valuable addition to the experience.
One of the most rewarding aspects of my time as LifeWay's VBS Ministry Specialist has been the stories that are told by VBS leaders just like you - especially the stories of a VBS leader and church that has been blessed by another church donating decorations and resources.
More than once I have had a VBS leader tearfully recount how God provided needed decorations through the generosity of another church. Who will be blessed by the decorations you create for VBS 2017?