A Successful VBS!

Another year of Vacation Bible School is in the books – and it was a blast!!! God blessed us with beautiful weather for the full two weeks of VBS, and many fun memories were made! After much prayer, research, and discussion, the VBS planning team made the decision to change our format to a neighborhood outreach using Backyard Kids’ Clubs this year utilizing the Galactic Starveyors curriculum from Lifeway.

Eight host families volunteered their backyards and garages as the location for all of our Galactic Starveyors to meet and learn about how the Creator of the Universe loves them and wants to have a relationship with them. Gathering in backyards allowed for hosts to connect with their neighbors in a comfortable and welcoming setting and opened doors to new and deepening relationships.

Each host family had a team of volunteers who helped invite neighborhood families to their VBS, and together they taught the gospel, did crafts and games, learned songs, and munched on space-themed snacks. Some groups were small, and some were large (29 children at our largest) with a total of 126 kids registered across all of the Backyard Kids’ Clubs. We had 61 Stonebrook children this year and at least 11 neighborhood children who do not regularly attend church.

Some of the locations collected donations to help toward our sponsorship of Adriana in El Salvador. Together, they raised over 55 dollars. Our Stonebrook kids will continue to have opportunities to donate through upcoming Sunday school initiatives this school year.

VBS Quotes

"Neighborhood VBS helped us meet people that we wouldn't have met in our neighborhood. "

"I love coming to VBS!"

"I was able to build a more personal relationship with those with whom I attend church."

"We enjoyed being part of a location and would like to be a host location next year."

The VBS team would like to thank everyone who helped to make this new VBS adventure a success. We are looking forward to hearing how the neighborhood relationships continue to deepen in the coming weeks and months.

Check out our video slideshow below!

Video Song: "Stars" by LifeWay Kids Worship

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