VBS: So Much More Than Fun

mark 10 for blogVacation Bible School is finally here! Please be praying for Kim Harris and her team as they minister to all the children God will bring to VBS this week starting Sunday evening, June 26. The reason we do VBS is that we take seriously Jesus' call to children to be his disciples, just as Jesus commands us in the verse adjacent.
How do we disciple children? First, we share with them the truth of God's word. Second, we communicate what it means to be in a relationship with Jesus through the witness of adult Christians that work with them. Third, we share with them a community of Jesus followers, who enjoy God and one another. It was in a VBS in Atlanta when I was eight years old that I learned the verse John 3:16. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." I'm forever grateful to the folks that put on that VBS so I could learn this life-changing truth.
VBS 2015Discipling our children is a daunting challenge in our culture today.  We are committed to walking alongside parents and saying, "this is your God-given responsibility, but you need not face the challenge alone." This year we are trying out a one-week long format: Sunday through Thursday evening. We will then have a big VBS Celebration at Westside pool on Friday afternoon from 4pm to 7pm.

So what about you? Are you serious about seeing children grow in discipleship? What family do you need to invite to Vacation Bible School 
Sunday evening? See you there.

Alex +

P.S.  Remember, the Joint 9 am Service starts this Sunday!