VBS is worth it. Sure, it's a lot of work. It takes tons of energy. It takes a lot of time. And very likely you won't see any fruit from the all the seeds you plant.
But someone will. One day someone will harvest those seeds and one day those kids will remember the Bible verses, the songs, the stories and they will be changed.
They will remember the adults who had time for them.
They will remember that there is hope in the world.
They will remember they are loved and matter to us and to God.
And one day they will remember that Jesus is calling them and wants to be part of their lives.
We don't have to see the fruit and the harvest to know that VBS is worth it. God tells us His word always accomplishes what He wants it to accomplish. Every single time!
One of the women who is part of the VBS staff said that she was told about another church that couldn't find enough workers to put on a VBS. I fear that is pretty common in many churches across our country. We all get so busy and it is often easier just not to do a big program.
But I encourage you to take part in a VBS program. Volunteer. Interact with the kids. You matter too.
One study said that most people who are Believers accept Christ by the age of 12. That means these young children are a vital missionary field. A lot of the kids you will work with might have troubled home lives. They might not have adults who have time to give them the attention they need.
If your church isn't doing a program this summer, look into it for next summer. If your church is doing a program see if you can help. Even giving just one day can really encourage the other workers and the kids. You have gifts. Share them. All of us will be grateful.