Reader feedback: How do you VBS?
Blogging live from Franklin, Tenn.
Things were a little heated at Vacation Bible School — 103 degrees Fahrenheit, to be exact.
More than 100 souls in this Nashville suburb braved the record-breaking temperatures to enjoy the first evening of the Heritage Church of Christ’s VBS. The church’s “Growing with God on the Farm” theme focuses on the Fruits of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23.
Children enjoyed hay rides, a petting zoo, inflatables and hot dogs. The church also had a tie-dye-your-own-T-shirt station that was a big hit with the kids and a few adults. (Mine turned out great — a lovely mix of UGA red and black, made in the midst of Volunteer territory.)
Rather than host a week-long (or, as is increasingly the trend, three-day-long) Vacation Bible School, the Heritage church has dedicated its five Sunday night services in July to VBS. It’s the second year the church has done this, and the elders say its a boost to Sunday night attendance and a good community outreach.
How is your church handling VBS this year? Four days? Three days? One day? Does anyone still do a week-long VBS? What other formats do you find effective? Is the record-breaking heat hampering your VBS plans?