Vacation Bible School (VBS) is such a vital part of the summer for many churches. While the current situation leads to uncertainty with how VBS will look, our churches are still working through ideas of how the Gospel can be communicated to our families through Vacation Bible School.
Churches can think through VBS for this summer by:
- Staying the course
Our church leaders have a desire to communicate the Gospel to families and kids in our communities. Keep that as the main focus of the decisions you are making for the next few months.
- Creating multiple options
With the uncertainty of what the summer will be like regarding the number of people that will be allowed to gather at once, churches will need to start creating plans for multiple options. For example, a church may need to think about VBS this way:
1) VBS at church like normal
2) VBS smaller at church
3) VBS at home
I interviewed Melita Thomas, Lifeway’s VBS Specialist, this week. View interview here. Also, please take some time to check out the resources that Lifeway is producing in assisting with this thought here.
- Continuing to equip your leadership
While you may not be able to see them in person, prepare them through email or digital meetings. Keep them informed of your options as you approach summer. Lifeway has some great training tools through their Directors Club portal. Preparing your leadership for multiple options is critical during this time.
- Being patient
This may be the toughest thing. Models, projections, and dates change with this situation every day. Each day more information keeps coming out. Hang in there. Keep hope that a great summer of reaching kids and families will take place.