This year will be remembered for the COVID-19 virus. We will remember working at home, wearing masks and worshiping with others as we live-stream the services. Families are also making memories for children. Families are playing games, eating meals outside (I mean really outside—not eating out at a restaurant!), and reading the Bible together. These are the memories our children will take with them into adulthood. Hopefully, parents are being careful about being positive with their children and demonstrating their dependence on God. Now is the time to model that dependence.
Churches are also being forced to “think outside of the box.” Let’s take advantage of this and think about what VBS 2020 could look like. There are no right or wrong ways to do VBS in 2020. If you have ever wanted to try something different, this is the year to do it. If you have wanted to have an evening VBS—go for it! If you have wanted to have a weekend VBS—you’ve got this in the bag! If you have wanted to do a “Backyard Bible School,” this is the time!
For free Vacation Bible School materials, Texas Baptists have two years of VBS materials available online. You can download these resources at no cost at baptistwaypress.org.
I have talked with ministers across our great state and these are some of the VBS ideas they are considering for this summer:
More ideas can be found on this LifeWay blog: https://tinyurl.com/rdmlq89.
Remember: God is in charge and you are His instrument in reaching people for Him—you’ve got this!