Annually, Vacation Bible School is one of the best attended events that our church hosts. VBS, is about more than just a week together, it is a foundation of learning, not only for the kids that attend, but for the adults that lead them.
For the kids, VBS is a fun, exciting way to learn about God, enjoy the company of other kids and it’s a way to have fun. VBS is a great way for us, as adults, to teach kids that learning about God’s wonders and Jesus’ journey isn’t just sitting listening to Bible stories, but that God really can be exciting! Through music, scripture, arts and crafts, and recreation (even the water balloon nights), God really wants all of us to have fun as we worship him.
For Adults, sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in the mundane, everyday life of work and the rut in which we can often find ourselves trapped. But VBS is a way to climb out of that rut and see the faces of kids that are excited about hearing stories from the Bible and watching them come to life over the course of five days. This is a chance, for the adult leaders, to look back, and recapture just a small piece of our childhood as well.
I have had the privilege to assist with VBS for over 15 years, most of the time leading or helping with recreation. Over the years, I have seen a lot of kids that have had their lives changed because of the time that the adults of the church put into VBS, and believe it or not, I have seen a lot of adults who had their eyes opened as well.
As we approach Vacation Bible School 2015, considers registering your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors or any other kids that you may know. While you’re at it, think about helping out with VBS as well. It just may open your eyes and change your life!
Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren Vacation Bible School is set for July 13-17 and will run from 6:00pm-8:30pm each evening. To register, contact Heidi Bunn at the Church Office.