Why is VBS important? It is here that many children come to know Christ. Unchurched families may not attend our churches, but they may send their children to Bible school.
According to the Barna Group , "Nearly half (43%) of all Americans who accept Jesus Christ as their saviour do so before reaching the age of 13."The sad news is that the Barna Group also found that "Another shift in children's ministry since 1997 has been the 12% decline in the percentage of churches offering Vacation Bible School (or VBS) - from 81% to 69%. That represents about 38,000 fewer churches offering VBS than eight years ago."
In response to the question, "Why not offer VBS?" pastors' top three reasons were - a lack of teachers, a lack of time, and that they offer "other activities." I fear that another reason could be a lack of funds.
Sanctuary only programs, with no individual class time, offer an affordable and exciting alternative to the traditional VBS program. With a minimum of volunteers needed and no expensive kit to buy,the author and his family can help even the smallest church host a community event that will bless not only the children, but the entire family.
Using real preaching, exciting missionary stories and Bible verse memorization, you can get the message of salvation in Jesus Christ to the children. Fill ach evening with filled with games, puppets, prizes, amazing object lessons, balloon animals and other fun activities.
Young and old will enjoy the program.
At one church where the author presented VBS, all the adults sat way in the back of the church Monday evening. By Wednesday, they were all sitting right behind the children, participating in the games and songs.
Matthew 18:3 "Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."
A children's evangelist can also adjust the program to fit your theme or for shorter or longer programs. Over the years, God has used VBS to bring many children, teens and adults to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. New families have been added to churches, children's ministry programs have grown, church members have volunteered to become involved in various ministries in the church and some churches have even experienced revival.
A week or even an evening with a children's evangelist is more than just fun. Every service honors God and lifts Jesus up, challenging the believer and sharing God's love with the lost.
Dennis and Karen Regling offer an affordable and exciting alternative to the traditional VBS program. With a minimum of volunteers needed and no expensive kit to buy, the Reglings can help even the smallest church host a community event that will bless not only the children, but the entire family. < a href="http://www.winthechildren.com"> Bring the Regling family to your church.