Yep, let’s go there. Another summer is over, but don’t just automatically move every program and event over to the 2017 summer calendar without doing some critical evaluating. One of the biggest staples of a church’s summer calendar has to be VBS, otherwise known as Vacation Bible School. Started in the late 1800s, this annual program has become a lynch pin for the typical American church. But is it effective? Is it reaching the intended results? Is it working? The answer to those questions could shake up not just your summer calendar but your children’s ministry as well. More than simply being a contrarian, the church I pastor decided to transition away from VBS a few years ago, and we haven’t looked back since. Here are 5 reasons you may want to consider for killing VBS in your church:
Patheos Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality! Patheos has the views of the prevalent religions and spiritualities of the world.