This year churches are having to resort to unique ways of ministry. We are doing a great job reaching our adults and being creative with virtual, online experiences for the kiddos to stay connected, but kids need routine and consistency of years pasts. Our kids will be looking forward to their annual VBS in-person experience. So let’s not let them down. Let’s put our heads together to give them the best VBS they will remember for years to come beyond cyberspace.
Here are some ideas:
- Have a one night drive thru experience where volunteers dress up as biblical characters to share the Roman’s Road to Salvation at difference stations throughout parking lot
- Have church members act out skits each night of the week and families can watch from car
- Do a drive thru at church where each night families can come and pick up VBS packets to take home and accomplish next day together
- Do a Trunk or Treat type VBS
- Perhaps do a scavenger hunt where you hide large cutouts around property that go along with a bible story
- Partner with a radio station in which families can tune and hear word and song from car
- Do a VBS in the style of a single scene live nativity
- Watch a Christian movie together at a local drive-in theater or a theater you create
- Could do some type of outdoor social distancing praise time and story or testimony
What are some ideas you have for your church? Please share so we can reach our kids with the greatest story in the world. Don’t cancel VBS this year because we are too emotionally overwhelmed or too busy. Let’s be the rock they need in this time of uncertainty. We were made for such a time as this.