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We do everything except crafts, recreation, and refreshments. Read below.

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We do all the teaching, lead the original music, reinforce everything with illusions and ventriloquism. We also provide animal twist balloons for incentives. We then present a closing program for parents with the children singing the songs they have learned and a very special entertaining program that presents the Gospel message. Read the details below.

The following is a 9 min. sample video of a 90 min. VBS session.

 

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SUPER SENSATION

CHILDRENíS CRUSADE & VBS SYNOPSIS

 
Printable PDF Document
of the following synopsis.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Special meetings geared for young people from a 4 year old through fifth or sixth grades. The purpose being to lead the child into a closer walk with God through His Son Jesus Christ. Biblical instruction is provided through lessons, original songs, drama, ventriloquism (puppetry), and Gospel "magic" tricks (illusions or puzzles for the eyes used as object lessons).

 DURATION

Sensations run for three to five days with a closing program held on a separate additional day. Example: With a three day crusade the closing would be held on a fourth day. The closing program is for the benefit of parents, friends, and members of the congregation. The closing usually draws many visitors and is about an hour in length. (The minister or other leader begins the closing program by greeting the guests, having prayer and introducing us. The minister or other leader also handles our offering.) The daily sessions are 90 minutes and are generally held in the evening.

AGE LIMITS

Due to the fact that we teach in one large group no child may be younger than a 4 year old during class time. Many times children become distracted or are distracting during classes with older children. Any child not yet 4 during lesson time becomes the responsibility of the church and must be maintained in a suitable class or nursery. A nursery is also essential for the infants of adult workers.

CLASSES

Following a thirty-minute opening music segment, all ages are treated to a fast moving dramatic Bible story or Biblical theme lesson. All activity is in the sanctuary. Many lessons are taught with drama. Either Mike and Glenda act out the parts or children are chosen to portray the characters. Balloon (twist balloon) or other props are used as visual aides. The children pay attention to this live action storytelling.

NOTE: Prior to the designated starting time, as the children are arriving, they must be kept under multiple adult supervision in an area other than the sanctuary. Registration and any organized activity during this time are the responsibility of the church. Certain adults should be assigned to these tasks.  

ADULT HELP IS NEEDED

We need a mature group of volunteers to help with discipline. One adult for every ten children is the minimum needed. Some of these should arrive early (30 minutes or more) to greet and register the children. They then gather them someplace other than the sanctuary until it is time to begin. They should also be prepared to entertain the children with an organized activity. It is important to encourage the use of the bathroom, and to discuss sanctuary dos and doníts (no gum, no hats, no child holding another on their lap, sing, pay attention, etc.) during this period.

ADULT HELP NEEDED

Adults should also sit in with the children, (not at the back of the sanctuary), during music and lesson times to help keep order. They should position themselves beside known A.D.H.D. children first. They also should try to participate in the singing, actions, and other activities. In every way they should be an example to be imitated. These adults as well as the entire church should pray for the success of the sensation.

ATTENDANCE INCENTIVES

At each church's choice: Balloons are given to every child the first and last days of the sensation. The other dayís balloons are given as rewards to those who bring new, first time students. First time students will also receive a balloon for coming.

 SANCTUARY PLATFORM NOTE

 

Since the sanctuary serves as our main teaching and worship area, and will contain our music equipment and other expensive gear; we ask that it remain off-limits to the children during the sensation tenure. This includes before and after sensation hours. In the past we have discovered unattended children playing with our expensive gear. We have also had items stolen or damaged.

SANCTUARY NOTE II

Before our arrival please clear the platform of the pulpit and any other furniture that can be moved without too much trouble.

 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

Any activities other than our work with the sensation must be cleared with us in advance of our arrival by at least one week. Extra activities will incur additional charges or offerings, if accepted.

 

PERSONAL NEEDS

 

We ask that only our noon meals be provided. For that meal our preference is a restaurant tab if possible. Please give us a list of those providing (donating or paying for) meals when we first arrive. Include names, and phone numbers. No meal needs to be provided on our arrival day.

  HOOKUPS

 

We need to hookup our 33-foot travel trailer at the church. We have the necessary electric cords and water hoses. We will need one 110 volt 20 amp outlet for the electric, and one water outlet within 75 feet of our parking area.

  KEY NEEDED

We request a key to have access to the church during our stay. We ask that the building be locked overnight due to our expensive equipment that will be stored there.

FINANCIAL NEEDS

We ask a minimum of __(Call Us)__ plus the entire offering taken at the closing program (and any other agreed to offerings) for any length crusade (typically 3-4 days). We will provide you with a receipt upon request. We also carry DVDs, and other materials to sell. The checks from the offering can be added to the base fee, (including all checks written to the church for income tax purposes), so that only one main check is written. The treasurerís check is to be made out to Mike Mann. We ask that this check be given to us before our departure and NOT mailed to us.

NOTE:

To get a clear picture of our situation consider we are two full time adult workers, not one, so once the finances are divided by two and our expenses are figured in, there is little left. This is why we ask that no competing offerings be taken at the closing program. We also ask that no other materials be sold during the tenure or at the closing program. We depend as much on the closing offering and sales for our financial survival as we do the base fee. Our expenses are extremely high and our Sensation income helps us to survive the rest of the year. Please remember that we do this for a living, it is not a hobby.

What your gift to Mike and Glenda Mann does:

It supports Mike and Glenda as two individual full-time missionaries to children. They have no other jobs. They are independent and receive no regular sponsorship from any church, denomination, or organization. They pay for their own medical insurances, retirement, housing, travel, vehicle payments, and upkeep and maintenance expenses.  Your donations are a major portion of their support and help keep this ministry alive.


 

 

 

WORKERS GUIDE

 

WORKERS GUIDE

GIVE THIS TO EVERY SENSATION WORKER

PLEASE DO...

1. SIT IN WITH THE CHILDREN

2. TRY TO DO THE ACTIONS YOURSELF AND BE THE EXAMPLE.

3. SIT BESIDE ESPECIALLY ACTIVE CHILDREN

4. REARRANGE THE SEATING ORDER IF NECESSARY

5. FIRMLY AND LOVINGLY DISCIPLINE:

A. IF CHILDREN TALK DURING THE SINGING OR ANNOUNCEMENTS.

B. IF THEY TOUCH OR STRIKE EACH OTHER.

C. IF THEY ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION.

D. IF THEY ACT SILLY OR SHOW OFF.

6. GO WITH ANY CHILD WHO MUST LEAVE TO USE THE RESTROOM (So they don't wander off).

A. EXCLUDING EMERGENCIES, ALLOW ONLY ONE AT A TIME.

7. TRY TO ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO DISPOSE OF CHEWING GUM.

8. TRY TO ENCOURAGE BOYS REMOVE THEIR HATS IN THE SANCTUARY. *

*FOLLOW THESE RULES YOURSELF AND BE THE EXAMPLE.

PLEASE DO NOT...

1. ALLOW YOUNGER CHILDREN TO SIT IN WITH OLDER SIBLINGS (If possible).

2. ALLOW ANY CHILD TO HOLD ANOTHER ON THEIR LAP.

3. ALLOW ANY CHILD TO LEAVE EARLY WITHOUT A PARENT OR ASSIGNED ESCORT.

4. ALLOW CHILDREN ON THE SANCTUARY PLATFORM BECAUSE OF THE EXPENSIVE

EQUIPMENT.

PRESCHOOLERS

CHILDREN UNDER FOUR ARE WELCOME TO SHARE IN THE OPENING AND CLOSING

WORSHIP SEGMENTS BUT SHOULD BE TAKEN TO THEIR OWN CHURCH SPONSORED CLASS

AT LESSON TIMES. WHILE IN THE SANCTUARY THEY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO RUN

AROUND. IF THEY ARE TOO YOUNG TO SIT OR PROVE TO BE A DISTRACTION, PLEASE TAKE

THEM TO THE NURSERY. A NURSERY IS ALSO ESSENTIAL FOR THE INFANTS OF ADULT

WORKERS.

THANK YOU

THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME. WE PRAY GODS RICHEST BLESSINGS UPON

YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO HELP.

Glenda & Mike Mann

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