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VBS Preparation

We are beginning to plan for 2020 VBS!   

 

VBS Planning Meeting

Sunday January 12, 2020

 

Purpose:

 

  1.            Propose topics for consideration.  These will be presented to the elders at their meeting Monday, January 6.
  2.            Suggestions will be entertained for organizing and implementing the various components of VBS.
  3.            Once the elders have approved a topic future meetings will be devoted to implementing the plan to make the VBS successful for our students.

 

Guidelines and parameters for VBS:

 

The purpose of VBS is to explore Bible stories, characters and themes in more detail than can be done in our Bible classes alone.  We want our children to understand better the historical context and settings of these stories, characters and themes.  We want our children to be excited to learn about God's Word and make that learning a personal experience.  The focus of the lessons, experiences, crafts and activities is to help make these Bible lessons come alive in their minds. 

 

We intend for the VBS to be a limited evangelistic effort.  By that we encourage all of our children of the appropriate ages to attend as well as any of their friends they invite.  We also invite the children of the surrounding congregations to attend.  Our advertising to the community will be limited to our sign and a few radio spots.  We intend to have a pre-registration system that will give us a good idea of the number of students to expect for each class to facilitate our planning for classes and activities.

 

Past topics:

 

2001     Beatitudes                                                   2015     With Jesus I Can

2002     Joseph                                                          2016     Serving for the Glory of God

2003     Jesus                                                              2017     Daniel: Dare to be Different

2004     Elijah and Elisha                                        2018     I am a Light Unto the world

2005     David                                                             2019     The Beatitudes

2006     Paul

2007     Joseph

2008     Beatitudes

2009     Jesus

2010     Elijah and Elisha

2011     David

2012     Paul

2013     Joseph

2014     Live to Give