Beginning in 2007, the Victory Leaders Band is implementing a program known as "Junior VLBs". This program is a training program for children who are age eight to eleven years old. This is a preparatory program challenging this target age group of the Gleaner Band to advance and reach forward toward becoming a Victory Leader. The goal of this program is to educate this targeted age group in Bible study, scripture memorization, and guidance through the Word.
Each VLB coordinator should implement the following in coordination with the overseers and pastors:Junior VLBs: This group will include young people between the ageas of eight and eleven. They will have a dual status of being a Gleaner but growing toward becoming a Victory Leader. Junior VLB leaders will work hand in hand with the Gleaner leaders to develop and institute a training program which will effectively minister to this target age group. The purpose of this ministering is to prepare these young people to be effective in the Victory Leaders ministry.
Two potential areas of training which could be implemented in Junior VLB training are as follows:Scripture Memorization: By encouraging scripture memorization the young people will learn to respect the Word of God. This will guide them to a new depth of understanding and familiarity with the Holy Scripture. Some may find it beneficial to use memorization songs to promote the remembering of scriptures.
Presentation Skills: By training the young people at this early age, they will be more comfortable with ministering when they become Victory Leaders. Two aspects of presentation to consider when preparing skills training are diction and stage presence.
Note: The Jr. VLB's training program is not intended to replace the Gleaner Band or to modify the qualifying age for the Victory Leader Band membership. Jr. VLB's will maintain dual status as a Gleaner and Jr. VLB. Leadership should work in close coordination with the Gleaner Leader.