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A Different Kind of Vacation Bible School

Summer Church Planning

Church Family Gathers for a Very Blessed Summer

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A Different Kind of Vacation Bible School

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Vacation Bible School might look different for your church and community this summer. If you are seeking a new format for VBS, GenOn’s “All God’s Children: The Church Family Gathers for Summer” can be easily modified to meet your needs for at-home use or small backyard groups. To begin, order a free sample session here to preview. Review the session, and the accompanying instructions to modify. Once you are ready to move forward, purchase “All God’s Children: The Church Family Gathers for Summer” from the GenOn Store. All materials are downloadable and are for use with your VBS community only. Whether you meet...

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Summer Church Planning

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Amanda Hinthorn moderated a chat in the LOGOS Ministry Ideas Facebook Group on church planning for the summer. Ideas were shared about what works in our ministries and about ways we keep families connected to our church over the summer months. We brainstormed new and creative ways to make summer ministry engaging for all.  Discussion questions included: What is your favorite ministry your church offers in the summer months and why? Are you trying any "Summer Experiments" in worship or other areas? What do you do to promote outdoor spiritual growth? What do you try differently in the summer with...

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Church Family Gathers for a Very Blessed Summer

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Have you found yourself hoping for a Vacation Bible School resource that is truly intergenerational? A curriculum that doesn’t just include lots of children and adults but is intentional about bringing the generations together to study, play, eat, and worship? Something different than the traditional “VBS in a can”? Last summer, we at GenOn Ministries surveyed lots of Christian educators and asked,   If we were to create a great intergenerational Vacation Bible School curriculum, what would you NEED included in the resource? Are take-homes essential? Ability to purchase decorations? Would it be sufficient to point you in the direction...

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