There’s a lot of talk these days about whether or not to continue with Vacation Bible Schools. Our church, for one, has taken a couple of VBS breaks recently. Yet, this year, we chose to once again invest our resources into a great week of ministry within our community. Here are some of the reasons why we believe VBS is still a very good thing:
1–Kids get to hear about Jesus
2–Grownups get to hear about Jesus
3–The church is unified
4–Excitement is created
6–Kids learn about missions like never before
7–Generational ministry happens in a powerful way
8–New people connect; old people do, too
9–Lives are changed; people are saved
10–Passion is stirred
Granted not all these things may happen in every church. But, that doesn’t negate the fact that these things do happen and when they do, God is glorified and the kingdom is strengthened. And that, is still, and will always be, a very good thing! I’m thankful for that truth, and for the people who use their gifts and talents to serve Christ through VBS’s around the world. And on this Thursday, that makes me very thankful. (That and the fact that clean up is just about done!)
Oh! And one other reason . . . who doesn’t like slime???!!
You may have some other great reasons why your church still does VBS or why your kids love VBS. Feel free to share!