What do you get when you mix rambunctious kids, tasty snacks, silly games, and gospel teaching?
Besides a whole lot of noise, you get… Vacation Bible School! This year, we’ll be hosting VBS from June 17 to 21. In the days leading up to the big week, we’ll introduce you to some of the folks who make it possible.
Meet Martin Stam, Music Coordinator!
What’s something folks might not know about where you grew up?
My son was born in the same hospital where I was born!
How long have you been worshipping with CGS?
About 3 years.
What has God been showing you as you’ve meditated on this year’s theme?
Our need to be reconciled to the Father regardless of if we identify more with the younger brother or the older brother.
How are you hoping to convey the things you know and are learning about this year’s theme through the area in which you’re serving?
Music is a fantastic way not only to teach the faith but also for it take root. How many of you can sing a song you learned as a little child? But how many can remember the sermon points from 2 weeks ago? This is why it is so important for us to put a high value on the Scriptural content and sound doctrine in our worship music.
What words of encouragement do you have for parents during VBS this year?
You don’t have to be a trained musician to be an awesome worshipper. Everyone is created for worship! Getting a giant group of kids together to sing fun songs about God sounds amazing but sometimes children can be self-conscious. We all need to be encouraged from time to time that the object of our worship should also be the focus of our worship. If we are caught up in the perceived superiority or inferiority of our offering, then we are focused on ourselves. Another way to assess our heart’s position is to ask, “Am I dwelling more on how I think and feel about God or how God thinks and feels about me?”