• Enables organizers to envision and implement a VBS program customized for the local church
• Practical, comprehensive, from-the-ground-up approach to VBS
Designing a Vacation Bible School program, as opposed to choosing one of the many off-the-shelf packages, is a labor of love. It considers the unique perspective of children and invests accordingly. It's a home-cooked meal compared to fast food. It sends a message to parents that a church values children enough to identify and meet their specific needs in their community at a particular moment in time. Well-designed VBS programs speak to children with respect, love, and patience, offering opportunity for authentic spiritual growth, not to mention an intentional theology that is reflective of the church. Finally, custom-designed VBS programs are a way to fully include children in the mission and ministry of the church rather than confine their unique gifts.
This book provides Christian educators with the tools they need to assess the needs and resources in their congregation, and to craft a creative program in response to that assessment. The Best VBS Workbook Ever offers direction and suggestions on theme, structure, logistics, program, activities, staffing and promotion.
Audience: Episcopal and other mainline churches looking for something more original and thoughtful than typical pre-packaged VBS programs, Directors of Christian Education, Directors of Children's Ministry, Camps and Retreat Centers, FORMA, Kanuga Christian Education conference, eFormation network