Raising the Bar, Part 3
My last two posts addressed how we can and must combat the increasingly “lite” culture in our churches by offering children engaging and challenging VBS material. Here we’ll look at two very different but equally encouraging victories in the battle for our children’s hearts and minds.
One Sunday morning during worship, our congregation was reading the beautiful and poetic Philippians 2:5-11 passage, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God…” I happened to glance across the aisle, and noticed a young high schooler reciting it from memory. I couldn’t help but continue to watch as she flawlessly recited the verses through to the end. And I knew why. Kolleen had grown up going to Reachout VBS’s, including Upward Bound where she and other “Backpackers” memorized this wonderful hymn of the Early Church. Though it had been many years since she’d attended VBS, Kolleen still had those words—The Word—hidden in her heart.