The Mercy of Evangelism

June 21–24, 2022

As believers, we cherish and love the mercy of God. It is precious to us, as it has been to saints throughout the ages. Not all, however, have delighted in God’s mercy. In the Old Testament, we read that one of God’s own prophets, Jonah, refused to obey God’s command to call the people of Nineveh to repentance because he did not want God’s unrelenting mercy and grace to extend to such a wicked people. Despite Jonah’s efforts to circumvent God’s plan, we see God’s mercy triumph as an entire city repents. One of the great lessons of this Old Testament narrative is that, by His mercy, God will accomplish His saving purpose and we as His servants get to be a part of that gospel mission.

In considering this year’s theme for Vacation Bible School, it is this great lesson we desire to teach the children of Grace Church. This year’s theme, “Into the Deep,” will therefore focus on the topic of God’s absolute authority and mercy in His sovereign plan to save sinners, as displayed in the book of Jonah. During the week of VBS, more than 900 children will come together to learn about God as Savior, as well as to enjoy a time of music, games, crafts, and more.

Children’s Ministry has been eagerly planning for this time ahead, and we invite you to join us as we seek to reach children with this good news. There are several practical ways our church family can help:

  1. Pray. Pray for the children, the families, and the members of our community who participate in VBS. Pray that the gospel of Jesus Christ would be communicated clearly and that hearts would be receptive to God’s saving truth.
  2. Volunteer. We are looking for volunteers to help during the week of VBS with set-up, small groups, games, crafts, food, and more—all with the goal of planting seeds for the gospel.
  3. Give. If you are not able to volunteer but would still like to assist in the ministry, consider donating. All children who attend VBS attend free of charge, and all financial gifts help us to continue offering VBS at no cost to families.

To register, give, or learn more information, visit gracechurch.org/vbs or email vbs@gracechurch.org.

We hope you will join us for VBS this summer, June 21–24. Child registration will open in May. We are excited to see how the Lord will use this week to make an impact for eternity.

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