Interesting article

19 08 2010

I found this article on an online friend’s blog.  It has great insight and depth into today’s VBS.  The article says…

“If it’s used strategically, VBS is probably one of the most effective tools for reaching into a community,” says Shelley Campagnola, chair of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s Children’s Ministry Forum. “Even parents who wouldn’t normally send their kids to a mid-week [church] club will send their kids to VBS. It’s just a much-less threatening environment.

I think that this is a very true statement in relationship to VBS.  We use ours completely for outreach to the community.  This year we had 200 kids at our program who received multiple opportunities to profess Christ.

If VBS is still only being used to serve a church’s own kids, it MUST be reevaluated.  VBS must be outreach to serve a neighborhood who doesn’t know Christ and to share his love and grace with them.

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