Bare minimum would be three volunteers – a Director and two more needed during the quizzing part of the program. As the size grows, so do the number of volunteers needed. There will usually be at least one parent of every child there so you have a built in volunteer base to call on as your program grows in number of children involved. Parents love Bible Blast and are more than wiling to volunteer.
In the strictest sense, it is financed by the parents. Whatever the child earns in awards/prizes, the parents are to reimburse through an offering. This is like any other program that children are involved in. Whether it is a sports team, dance class, or music lessons, the parents are ultimately responsible for every reward. The church will initially provide the prizes, but the parents are responsible to reimburse. An example of this is to look at a train. The engine (Director) is provided by the church and the coal car that keeps the program going is the parents.
Yes, once you choose Bible Blast, the Director’s Manual has an easy, step-by-step set-up to follow for the weeks prior to the first meeting as well as through the entire year. Included are sample bulletin announcements, parent orientation notes, Bible Blast clip art, resources for ordering prizes, actual room arrangements, meeting schedules, and much more.
Each family participating will also need the Bible Blast at Home package.
This is a one-time investment for as many years as you choose to use go through Bible Blast