Why VBS Matters? Part II

VBS Reachout

Our last blog began a two-part series about the unique impact VBS can have in the work of the Kingdom, with the hope of expanding your zeal for this awesome ministry.  We discussed how VBS is strategically focused on those most likely to respond to the Gospel, and how the data shows that VBS is uniquely effectual in leading children to saving faith.

Here are two more reasons this ministry should be high among the church’s priorities.

Immerses Kids in the Word

VBS is to Sunday School what Soccer Camp is to year-round soccer. Think of it as a concentrated week of immersion in God’s Word and the Gospel—3 hours a day (as well as “homework” time) for five straight days vs. 45-50 minutes once a week. ...read more...

Why VBS Matters, Part I

VBS Reachout

Some time ago a meeting took me to the top of a Seattle high rise, giving me a new perspective—a bird’s-eye view–of an area I’d driven through thousands of times before. In the distance stood the snow-capped Olympic mountains; in the foreground, a landscape filled with the prolific firs of our Evergreen State—all except for one patch. Amid the sea of deep green stood a circle of trees you couldn’t miss, with stunningly brilliant red leaves.

In the landscape of the church’s ministries, I believe VBS similarly stands out from other (also beautiful) children’s programs. It’s such a significant, one-of-a-kind ministry—usually the church’s largest and often only evangelistic outreach to children—that to remove it from the church’s priorities leaves a truly momentous* hole. (*mo·men·tous:  adj. extremely important or crucial, especially in its effect on the future course of events) ...read more...