Monday morning we begin the most important week of the year for the Ridge Church. It is the week of Vacation Bible School. Is it an effective event? Is it a glorified babysitting event? To be sure, it is a financially costly event. It is a time costly event. It is a physically costly event.
But, is it worth it?
I believe this week of Vacation Bible School is worth it because it is the greatest outreach and evangelistic ministry of The Ridge Church. At no other time and at no other Ridge event will we have as many unchurched families as we will have during the next five days. We will spend 15 hours of time interacting and connecting with children and parents.
I believe this week of Vacation Bible School is worth it because it is a sacred week. God has provided us a tool to reach our community with the Gospel. It is worthy of scheduling our personal activities around this great God provided event!
About 25,000 SBC churches will conduct a VBS this summer. They will enroll about 2.8 million students and workers. If past years are an indication, about 80,000 professions of faith will be made; 2,000 decisions to pursue a vocational ministry; 231,000 prospects will be discovered with about 40,000 added to Sunday School programs.
I believe this week of Vacation Bible School is not only “worth it,” it is essential to the life of a functioning, growing church and community.
I came to know Jesus Christ as my personal Savior as an 8 year old boy at VBS. It is extremely important to me. I pray VBS is extremely important to you!
We Labor Together With God, Wes