Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a Christian Summer Program generally for children ages 4 to 13. It is held in the summer months to connect with kids and their families in the community. VBS is a fun, playful outreach program meant to bring children who don’t normally attend church and teach them about the gospel.

Arise is proud to offer this FREE program for all children/families in our community. We also provide a FREE dinner!

Our VBS theme this year is “The Incredible Race: One Family, One Race, One Savior.” Kids will race from continent to continent uncovering clues and attempting challenges. They'll discover that, no matter where we live, what shade of skin we have, or what language we speak, we are all part of the same race—the human race—and all part of the same family from Adam and Eve through age-appropriate curriculum. As they examine the events surrounding the tower of Babel, kids will learn that God is calling people from every tribe and nation through his Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. And that He wants us to share this good news in kindness and love with our neighbors nearby and far away.

Every day we’ll begin with our opening Checkpoint Assembly (welcoming children and introducing the daily lesson), break for dinner, and then rotate through three stations based on age groups (Biblical Story-Telling, Crafts, and Globe-Trotting Games). Afterwards, we will conclude the evening with a closing ceremony by recapping what was taught. Our mission this year, is raising money for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). UMCOR provides humanitarian aid globally and 100% of donations are given for relief efforts, disaster response, and sustainable development and global heath efforts.

With short skits, video, music, fun, crafts, games, and story-telling the children are sure to be busy the entire duration of VBS experiencing God’s love for every tribe, language, and nation!

So, grab your gear and get ready for the race of a lifetime as we embark on The Incredible Race. On your mark, get set, go!

Register Online (below) or Walk-In Registrations are welcomed.


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