Friday, June 25, 2010
"Puritan" Vacation Bible School
We completed our first Vacation Bible School at CRBC last night. We had four great nights of studying the Bible, singing Scripture songs, memorizing verses, doing crafts, etc. I took to calling it a "Puritan" Bible School. We used no "VBS in a box" curriculum, had no power point, no canned music, etc. We actually got to teach the children lots of Bible facts (like memorizing the books of the NT in order) and to study the accounts of Daniel and the Hebrew youths in Daniel chapters 1-6. Here are a few scenes from the week:
for the opening gathering.
A favorite song for the week was one that teaches the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
I had the privilege of teaching the children the great stories from Daniel: Refusing food from the King's table (Daniel 1-2); the three youths in the burning fiery furnace (Daniel 3); the humbling of King Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4); the hand writing on the wall (Daniel 5); and Daniel in the Lion's Den (Daniel 6).
There was also time for recreation outdoors!
For youth helpers to have fellowship.
And for excellent crafts coordinated to reinforce the Bible Study.
It was a great week of fun, fellowship, and learning!