I watched how the children greeted, sold tickets, opened with prayer, and waited on their assigned tables. Not only were they building community with each other, but they were helping the whole church create community and a sense of intergenerational family. I loved seeing how the young people experienced being servant leaders, and how this event helped them see how they are important contributors into the life of the church. And that was only the dinner!
The talent show was terrific! The students cheered each other on and encouraged the timid ones to get up on stage and give it all they got! Solos, dances, a debut at the piano...all were awesome. "Dine at the Vine" helped students try out talents and passions and to buy in to doing life together in a family of faith!!