“Maybe God is in the giant strawberry!” “Or the color blue!” “God is in the glitter!” Our preschool campers at Vacation Bible School were awed by Katie’s use of milk, food coloring, and dish soap to tell the story of Psalm 19. As I watched our youngest campers sing, plan, and learn scripture, I was reminded about what I have named, “the three C’s of summer planning: Community, Curiosity, and Choice.”
Summers in the Children’s Ministry wing are time for working on big projects and planning for the coming year. The three C’s help us focus on the ways we relate to and interact with children. Building community, nurturing curiosity, and offering choice create opportunities for joy and wonder to show up—even in a bowl of milk.
Almost everything I am reading these days connects with the 3 C’s: