Vacation Bible School is our church’s largest single outreach event of the year. Although our church has only 8 children of VBS age, we hosted a total of 91 children during last week’s VBS program! In the past I’ve helped with VBS at churches larger than Crossroad, and we would often have around 20 children attend. I’m encouraged to see the great response our community has to receiving church literature on their door. Usually, every time our church canvasses a neighborhood, we have visitors that next Sunday. As I mentioned earlier, the staff from Grand View Camp passed out several hundreds of flyers, and CBC promoted the event in the West Valley View newspaper.
This year’s theme was a race car theme titled “Rev It Up!”
A team of teens and adults from Northwest Valley Baptist came to run the event. Most of them had helped us last year, so they knew what to do, and the week went smoothly.
Every day the children were visited by a “race car mechanic” named Speed Bump. He helped introduce the Bible lesson the children would learn that day. We thank God that 14 children put their trust in Jesus Christ for salvation during our VBS.
For the final day, the parents were invited to a mini music program where the kids showcased the Bible songs they learned. Each child was given a pencil box filled with school supplies, a gospel tract, a Hot Wheels car, and a Wordless Book bracelet.
We’ve already been able to have some follow-up with two families whose children attended VBS as they came to our worship services on Sunday. Hopefully several other families will visit our church as a result of our Rev It Up Vacation Bible School.