Why is Vacation Bible School important? Vacation Bible School (VBS) is important because it gives believers the opportunity to get to know Christ and study the Word in depth, in a more intimate setting. Believers can ask questions which create dialogue for attendees to get involved. Staff, volunteers, and participants also discuss Eastern Star Church’s mission of evangelism and discipleship (Matthew 28:19-20) and how it is applied in the church. For example, in the past four years, both the Evangelism and Sunday School Ministries have teamed up to canvas the neighborhood around the Cooper Road Campus to share the history of Eastern Star Church, the Word, offer prayer as well as extended an invitation to attend VBS at the church.
VBS is also viewed as a family reunion, ‘church style,’ where all three campuses come together as one to fellowship, have fun, and study God’s Word. Members are offered the opportunity to volunteer and serve the community, while the children get a chance to showcase what they have learned through their crafts, skits, and music – it’s a family affair for all to get involved!
This year, Eastern Star Church will host VBS at the Cooper Road Campus July 18 through July 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each night with this year’s theme focusing on God the Creator – Discovering the God of the Universe. The themed scripture comes from Colossians 1:15-16, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by Him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers on authorities – all things have been created through Him and for Him.”
Classes will be offered to children three years old (potty-trained), tweens, teens, young adults, and adults. The same lessons will be taught to all to allow family and members to discuss the lessons amongst each other. Participants will learn the following:
- How the God who created us wants a relationship with us
- How the relationship was broken: Sin messed everything up, but God is still in control
- How restoration was promised: God sent His Son to be the Savior of the world
- How the relationship was restored: Jesus gave His life to be our Savior
- How the relationship continues: Even though we messed up, God still love us
We look forward to seeing our church family!