Archive for July 1, 2012

Jul 1

VBS as Mission?

2012 | by Clint | Category: Local,Mission Opportunity


Vacation Bible School is almost here! Beginning July 16th and running until July 20th, VBS is an exciting, week-long adventure at DSC. This year’s theme is PRAISE. And we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to put Christ on display and then teach the children that our right response is to praise Him.  Children from our church and from the community will come each evening (6:00pm to 8:30pm) to learn more about God and they’ll have a fun, engaging time in the process. And much more than a good time, VBS represents a vital opportunity to share the love of Christ with the children, and their families, who participate in VBS. The gospel will be shared numerous times from the classroom to the worship assembly and at many points along the way. Since sharing the gospel with these children is a primary focus for us, VBS is also an incredible opportunity for DSC folks to be on mission.

Here’s what that could look like:

1.    Invite children from your extended families, school, neighborhood, etc. to attend VBS. Our VBS is free (many in the community are not) so it’s an attractive event for many families, even those who would never enter a church in another capacity.

2.    Volunteer your time during VBS. We are currently in need of many more volunteers. Our largest number of children on one night last year was 350 children! That’s a lot of kids and it takes many hands to make VBS run smoothly. We need help running games, serving snacks, providing meals for our volunteers, and decorating the church just to name a few areas. You can email us at to volunteer or sign up at the VBS kiosk in the foyer or at the VBS table in the Children’s Area. 

3.    Pray. Pray for God to be glorified through VBS. Pray for the details to come together for His glory. Pray for God to bring many children and pray that He would prepare their hearts to hear and respond to the Gospel. Pray for the families who will be inside of our church building for the first and possibly only time that they would see Christ’s love for them in the way that we serve them and their children.


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