Grace Church is committed to shepherding families, especially as we partner with parents in teaching children the good news of the gospel. Few things illustrate that commitment like Vacation Bible School. During the week of June 22–25, hundreds of faithful volunteers—some as young as junior high—came together to serve the more than 1,000 children who attended VBS. We are encouraged and thankful to have welcomed children from the neighborhood, the greater community, and even from other states, knowing that every child heard the gospel of Jesus Christ.
This year’s VBS theme was “The Great Exploration.” We wanted to use this week to teach our children some of the most important attributes of God, specifically His sovereignty, His omniscience, His love, and His holiness. Our desire was to show from the Bible who God is and what He has done to save us from our sin. Our prayer was for each child to understand that God alone is worthy of worship and that Jesus is the only one who can forgive our sins against Him. The teaching, music, crafts, skits, and small group discussion all served to reinforce these amazing truths. We are grateful for all the fun the children had and the many new friendships that were made. The Parent Pavilion was busy all week as well, as our outreach team was staffed to meet with parents for prayer and to answer questions about God’s Word.
Thank you for praying for VBS! It was a wonderful week for our church to come together and serve so many families. From Tuesday morning’s opening assembly to Sunday evening’s Family Concert, Vacation Bible School was an encouraging picture of our church’s commitment to evangelism, caring for families, and strengthening the church. Join us in praising the Lord for His work at this year’s VBS!