Why Vacation Bible School Is as Important Now as Ever

ChurchLeaders | 7/9/2018 | Staff
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He’s older now. Retired, but not done. He doesn’t move quickly, and his hearing is not great. For 30 years he shepherded our church. Now he leads a Life Group. We call him “Brother Bob.” All of Bradenton calls him that. He’s a passionate evangelist for evangelism. Give him a minute of your time, and you’ll hear him share the gospel. Boldly. Without apology.

He was at Vacation Bible School every day last week. He brought three children. Two of them accepted Christ. In fact, 17 total children accepted Christ, along with two parents. Countless gospel seeds were planted.

Program - Event - Bears - Kind - Fruit

What other program or event bears this kind of fruit in a one-week timeframe?

VBS is a local mission trip that just about any church can do.

Generations - Week - Army - News - Jesus

Multiple generations came together. For one intense week, a multi-generational army united around the good news of Jesus. It’s one of the most beautiful scenes in ministry.

People from the neighborhood showed up. They claimed it was the packed parking lot that piqued their curiosity. In reality, the Holy Spirit guided them from their front yards to our front door. VBS was an opportunity for us to be good neighbors.

Gospel - Focus - Reason - VBS - Share

The gospel is the central focus. The reason we do VBS is to share...
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