USA (MNN) — Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is taking Trip Bible College to the skies! Nicely, figuratively. MAF has created a model new VBS program referred to as SOAR!. Youngsters get a every day flight plan, find out about distinctive locations around the globe, and find out about Gods mission.
MAFs Director of Studying and Improvement Mike Snodgrass says, We really feel like now we have a very good story to inform about how MAF companions with different mission companies to share the love of Jesus in actually remoted areas around the globe.
“We additionally know and really feel that the SOAR! program that we’ve created is exclusive due to our concentrate on missions all through the entire week, not simply part of the VBS. At the moment, there’s actually no VBS that’s targeted totally on missions and particularly not mission aviation.
MAF serves individuals in remoted and hard-to-reach areas with the love of Jesus by aviation. They typically work with different ministries and non-profits to offer issues like emergency support and medical or educating providers.
Since they’re within the coronary heart of the missions world and work in so many various areas, it was pure for MAF to spearhead a VBS targeted on the Nice Fee.
With SOAR!, Snodgrass says, Primary, it’s all in regards to the children as a result of we all know that that’s the main target of any VBS. We wish children to find who Jesus is and in the end settle for Him as their Lord and Savior.
We additionally wish to let children study in regards to the Nice Fee. Plenty of children simply don’t learn about missions work basically.
Then the third factor is we’re praying that the Lord will begin to plant seeds within the lives of youngsters and of their hearts to turn out to be our future missionary pilots, mechanics, and academics as a result of there’s at all times that want that now we have at MAF.
An skilled volunteer from North Carolina helped MAF create the VBS curriculum for SOAR! And MAFs advertising staff introduced lots of the concepts to life with authentic music, movies, and supplies.
MAF additionally labored with 4 church buildings to refine this system. They really piloted the VBS for us and so they gave us a whole lot of helpful suggestions that made us make some vital modifications in our curriculum…. By way of that, we really feel like we’ve made even a significantly better product.
SOAR! is now out there for church buildings and ministries that wish to present a enjoyable and missions-focused VBS expertise. Be taught extra at maf.org/soar.
That provides all of them the data they want. We have now a promo video on the market that provides them type of a minute and a half of what this system is all about. They’ll additionally order our starter equipment from that web site. We have now pattern songs, now we have what we name is the flight plan — type of the general view of what this system seems to be like Monday by Friday — after which we even have the every day Scripture verse and what that attribute of Jesus is every day that we’re educating the youngsters, Snodgrass says.
Then we even have a hat for Pilot Pete,…the important thing character within the every day skits the place children uncover who Jesus is and about missions. Then the final piece is we additionally give them a windsock as a result of the windsock is a main ornament in the primary stage set for VBS.
There’s additionally an inquiry type on the backside of the web site the place you’ll be able to ask questions on this system.
In the end, Snodgrass says, We’re actually excited to companion with church buildings! We really feel that children have to study much more about missions…in order that hopefully we will have future missionaries on the market.
Header photograph courtesy of Mission Aviation Fellowship.