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Planning for Vacation Bible School
Churches should be bustling with excitement. It is that time of the year again - the time to plan for Vacation Bible School (VBS). We adults fondly remember the days of our youth when we attended VBS, and now we feel it is more important than ever to provide this experience for the children in our community. The memories flood back as we reminisced about the songs, the crafts, and the stories that had shaped childhood summers. For many, VBS is more than just a week of fun activities; it was a time of spiritual growth and lasting friendships. When the planning committee gathers in the cozy meeting room of the church, there is an air of excitement and anticipation. We know that this year, we want to make VBS even more special, considering the challenging times the world is facing. "We need to make this year's VBS unforgettable," "The children need it now more than ever. It's a chance for them to come together, learn about God's love, and just have fun." We want something that will captivate the children's imaginations and teach them valuable lessons in a way that was both engaging and memorable. A theme that will allow the children to embark on an exciting adventure while learning about the unconditional love and grace of Jesus Christ. The planning committee needs to go to work. We can divide into teams to tackle different aspects of VBS - from decorations to music to lesson plans. Each member should bring their own unique talents and ideas to the table, ensuring that this year's VBS will be truly special. The committee works tirelessly to bring their vision to life. The church is transformed into a colorful and vibrant oasis, complete with towering palm trees, sparkling streams, and majestic mountains. Finally, the big day comes, and the children eagerly filed into the church, their eyes wide with anticipation. As we entered the magical world of VBS, we are greeted with warm smiles and open arms. Throughout the week, we sing songs, made crafts, and listened to stories that brought the Bible to life in a whole new way. We learned about Jesus' miracles, his teachings, and most importantly, his boundless love for each and every one of them. As the week draws to a close, there is a sense of sadness mingled with joy. Sadness that their time together was ending, but joy in the memories we had made and the lessons we have learned. As the children said their goodbyes and headed home, their hearts are full and their spirits uplifted. And the adults know that they had succeeded in their mission - to provide a Vacation Bible School experience that would stay with these children for a lifetime. For in the midst of uncertainty and change, the love of God remained constant, guiding them on their journey through life. Is VBS Worth It? IT’S WORTH IT! One Week Can Transform the church you attend. Adults who attend VBS have overwhelmingly positive memories of the experience. 69% of American parents will encourage their child to participate in a VBS event at a church they don’t attend if invited by one of their friends. That should tell us something. The Ashe Baptist Association office is ordering the new material from Lifeway for you to see and use. The theme this year is Breaker Rock Beach. Adventure awaits each day as kids explore tide pools, spot orcas, fly kites, and watch the mighty waves crash up against the immovable Breaker Rock! Like Breaker Rock, God's truth never changes! Explore the difference between the lies of culture and God's unchanging truth. VBS prepares your leaders with trustworthy Bible-teaching. Your kids will have a blast while every activity, Bible study, and song points them to Jesus. You'll find everything you need right here at Ashe Baptist for a successful and impactful VBS.
Your Servant , David