Our 2017 dates for VBS are June 26 – 29.
Our 2016 Vacation Bible School was a wonderful success. We had the opportunity to get to know 220 children from our region. And more importantly, we introduced them to Jesus and the difference He can make in their lives.
Vacation Bible School, or VBS, is a fun-filled program First Baptist Church offers during the summer (“vacation”) months to connect with the children and families in our community.
Through VBS we seek to minister to children from our community and to teach them about God and the Bible. VBS is one way that we follow the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19) to tell everyone about the good news of Jesus Christ.
Each year we use a different curriculum that offers great music, creative crafts, engaging Bible Stories, applicable mission studies, and wildly fun recreation! Don’t miss out on the adventure!
Registration is open for children who will be 4 years old by July 1 and are potty trained, through children who have completed 5th grade.
Click here to view/print the VBS Registration Form.
History of VBS
Vacation Bible School began in the 1890s as a way to keep children off the streets in the summer. Today, Vacation Bible School is a popular summer activity for Christians and non-Christians alike.
First Baptist generally runs Vacation Bible School for a week during the summer. Each year’s VBS program has its own theme (in 2016 ours was about exploring under the sea) that children can explore. VBS includes games, snacks, crafts, mission’s study and exciting Bible lessons. There is always a connection between God and the theme, allowing kids to discover God in a creative way.
Many Christian adults may recall that VBS was where they first learned about Jesus Christ, resulting in their salvation. “We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord.” (Psalm 78:4)