VBS Geek of the Week Allison McClain

vbsgeekoftheweek1This week's VBS Geek of the Week is Allison McClain from Southside Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. 

1.  I am the Elementary Music Rotation Leader and a singer in our VBS Band!!  We play the music live in worship rally and rotation every year.  I love teaching the kids the music and motions each year.  I am in college studying Music Education, and I am an American Sign Language interpreter.  The combination of singing, signing, and dancing is so much fun for me!

2.  My "geekiest" VBS moment was the time I told the kids why we sing "Big House" by Audio Adrenaline every year--I grew up singing it in VBS when I was a kid, and it is just so special to me!  I explained the meaning of the song and taught the kids the standard motions for "Come, and go with me, to my Father's House!"  I was so nostalgic.  It was great.

3.  My favorite VBS theme as a little girl was Ocean Odyssey.  I was probably in preschool, but I vividly remember the decorations.  My favorite theme as an "adult" has to be Saddle Ridge Ranch.  Wearing cowgirl boots everyday was a blast, and "Tumbleweed" is a hard song to beat.

4.  You might be a VBS geek if...every VBS t-shirt you've ever gotten (and that's A LOT of shirts) is safely stored in your room. 😉

5.  I do VBS every year because I know I am using my gifts for God's glory and serving children and their families.  In just one week, children hear the life-changing message of salvation.  Some choose to become Christians in that week and then talk to church leaders about this decision, just like I did as an elementary school student.  VBS is fun, exciting, and rewarding, but the best part is seeing the way children look at you as you explain the message of a song like "I Will Trust in You."  The way they light up as they walk into the Fellowship Hall, ready to praise God in the Worship Rally.  I hope I always have a job at Vacation Bible School.  What I see as "the little things" could ultimately have a big impact in a child's life!

38982_1569817647419_1971106_nSaddle Ridge Ranch was the first year I was "in the band!"

IMG_1007Our band hanging out at "Colossal Coaster World!"


Teaching!  The part that I love! :)


  1. Shirley Clifton says

    Allison, you definitely have a huge impact in the lives of children. Thank you for allowing God to use you to reach and influence kids for His Kingdom!

    • Allison McClain says

      Thank you Mrs. Shirley!! I am looking forward to working with you this year; I am learning so much from you! :)

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