Vacation Bible Camp Curriculum Creation Project
What: We will be writing our own Vacation Bible Camp Curriculum for 2016-2018. It will be based on our Five Part Story (though we are condensing parts 4 and 5). Thus each year the four days will focus on God Loves the World, We Wandered Far From God, Jesus is the Way to God and The Spirit Leads us to Love Like God. Each year will have a different theme and different Biblical stories.
Why: We have found that the current crop of VBS materials are either not a good fit for us as Everybody's Church, or contain stories which we believe are not age appropriate. This means that the staff and volunteers have to make considerable changes to the material in order to make them useful. In addition some of the music, while fun and upbeat, is again, not age appropriate.
When: Our next two meetings will be Wednesday, October 14th and Monday, November 16th, both at 10am. At the meeting on the 14th we will be brainstorming ideas for games, mission and decorations. At the meeting on November 16th we will be finalizing our choices for snacks, crafts, games, mission and decorations.
Theme: Our overall theme for 2016 is God's Wonder World.
Daily Themes: Our daily themes are We Live in God's Wonder World (story of creation), We Love in God's Wonder World (Story of Jonah), We Look in God's Wonder World (story of Nicodemus) and We Listen in God's Wonder World (story of Pentecost).
How can I Help? - Anyone interested in being part of this planning process is encouraged to attend and participate. If you have thoughts or ideas you will be able to send them to us via the contact form below.