Why VBS?

In August St. Mark’s Church will be doing a vacation bible school program.  Why is this important?  In Luke chapter 18 Jesus commanded us to teach the children.

[15] People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. [16] But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. [17] I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

Reasons St. Mark’s Church Should Do Vacation Bible School

Outreach: VBS is one of the best outreach tools available to churches. Parents want their children to have a fun and engaging summer. The church wants to welcome all families into the congregation. VBS is one of those unique opportunities that can bring both church and community together.

Unity: Vacation Bible School is an all-hands-on-deck event. To do it right requires a strong team of volunteers, such as: greeters to welcome families as they drop off kids, crafters to help assemble a week’s worth of activities, small group leaders, and many, many more! VBS is a unique opportunity where church members, young and old, can partner with a church’s children’s ministry. A healthy church must be reaching the next generation, VBS is an opportunity for the church to unite in this mission.

Gospel: While it is great to welcome visitors and unite volunteers, the heart and soul of VBS is the Gospel. VBS gives the Sunday school the opportunity to present the Gospel to children who normally wouldn’t hear it in a venue that is distinct from your weekend service. It is a chance to take a fresh approach in fresh surroundings and teach kids about the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Faith: You can do your best to plan out every detail of VBS, but the scope of this event is something that requires us to place our faith in God’s goodness and His ability to provide.

Let’s use this opportunity to follow God’s command and teach the children!