We are in the middle of VBS week so I though I would re-post this post from 2011.
Hope United Methodist Church, where I pastor, just finished a four day Vacation Bible School last night. We had a great time! There is a lot of planning and work that goes into VBS. Ask any director/co-director and they will tell you how much time and prayer that goes into the week. Inevitably, there comes a point in the planning (usually the week, or day before the start date) where the stress builds and you are led to wonder “Is all this work and preparation really necessary for VBS?” Of course, in my experience, those feelings quickly go away once VBS starts and the music begins to play and you can see the joy on the children’s faces as they worship God.
Here is why I love VBS:
1. The Memories: I grew up in the church, and as a kid, my parents took us to several VBS programs at…
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