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VBS 2020: It's Happening in a Brand New Way

by Tanner Pinkerman on June 29, 2020

What do you remember about vacation Bible school (VBS) as a kid? Definitely friends, fun, Bible memory verses, songs with actions, skits, and maybe even some watered-down Kool-Aid and flannelgraph Bible stories.

Last year at Berean, 571 kids learned about Abraham, Josiah, the fruit of the Spirit, and most importantly about Jesus. And at our Mission Station, kids donated 1,610 pounds of food items that we delivered to 360 Communities to meet needs in our area.

And now we're facing something new as we plan VBS 2020 during a pandemic. Yet, one thing is certain in this time of uncertainty: VBS is on!

Focus: Take a Closer Look

This year’s VBS theme is Focus: Take a Closer Look. We will embark on a five-day journey to help kids dive deeper into their faith, trusting in what they can't see because of what they can see when they focus on God and his amazing plan for us. We’ll use this week to explore four different ways we can focus on God: hear, pray, talk, and live.

While planning this year’s VBS, we did not want to produce an entirely virtual event. Yet we had to be mindful of the current restrictions and physical distancing. So, we came up with a unique plan that we are very excited to share with you.

Family Tailgating

VBS 2020 will include Family Tailgating at the Berean Burnsville Campus parking lot! On Sunday, families will pick up a VBS bag packed with supplies for the week. Then for three evenings during the week parents and kids will camp out tailgate-style by their car, and we’ll enjoy games, live interactive teaching and music over FM radio, and an all-around great party.

VBS Late Night Show Online

During the other two evenings, we will gather virtually on the Berean Kids YouTube channel’s live stream. These events will include family games at home, engaging interviews, and compelling challenges. These two online evenings provide an option for families who cannot participate in person and provide us all with flexibility in case of rainy weather.

Take a closer look at our VBS registration page. We can’t wait to Focus with you!

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