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Does your church host a Vacation Bible School? Do you use a particular curriculum? What has worked well? What didn’t work?

With summer quickly approaching, many churches are already busy planning for Vacation Bible School, or VBS. VBS can be a great opportunity to share the love of Jesus—with members and the community—in a fun and different way. 

VBS programs can vary greatly among churches. Some churches find they get better attendance during the day whereas others reach more people at night. Some churches may stick closely to a specific theme or curriculum and others may improvise. Some churches promote VBS by walking door-to-door through the neighborhood while others may have more success with social media. 

What has been your experience with Vacation Bible School? We’d love to hear your stories! 


My kids LOVE and look forward to VBS every summer.  And, let's be honest mom's, who doesn't want a "healthy" break from their kids during the summer so we don't hear those dreaded words "I'm BORED!"  I look for a VBS that will suit all 4 of my kids who's ages range from 5-12.  I look for a VBS at a church close to home, but one that also aligns with our family's Christian foundation.  Since I work from home, I look for a VBS that meets during the day time hours (preferably mornings).  Although for working parents that can be a challenge and I have seen several churches offering VBS in the evenings.  You will notice that several churches use the same VBS curriculum too.   I noticed the VBS near my home (which is a CRC church), has a program called Weird Animals Vacation Bible School.  I also noticed that during this week the kids will also participate in a hands-on mission project, through World Renew, that will let the kids in our community show God’s love by providing farm animals for children of families struggling economically.   HOW AWESOME!!

Every year my kids walk away from their VBS week long experience fulfilled.  And as a parent I love seeing God work through them during their week long journey.  So I encourage parents to get your kids involved in a VBS this summer - most churches have all the info right on-line now have registrations available on-line too!!

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