This year Country Oaks Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School was Gold Rush – Discovering the Rock of Ages by Answers in Genesis. VBS was July 18-22, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ages 4 to 12 were invited. Cost is only $5 per child and includes a tee shirt.
Photos from VBS
About this year’s VBS
Our children are faced with a multiplicity of gods on a daily basis. In school, from the media, in books, they’re taught that all roads lead to heaven; believe what you want and it will be true for you. These dangerous lies are drawing our kids away from the truth-that Jesus, the Rock of Ages, is the way, the truth, and the life! With Gold Rush, kids will learn the answer to that most important question Jesus asks: “Who do you say that I am?” They’ll be saturated with the truth as they discover the biblical responses to questions such as:
- Is Jesus the only way to heaven?
- Who did Jesus say He is?
- What was unique about Jesus’s birth, life, death, and Resurrection?
- How can I be saved?
- How can I share the good news of Jesus’s life-changing power?
On Day 1- children will be challenged to meet Jesus in a fresh and new way as they learn about the bold claims Jesus made about Himself, including that He is God, He is the only way to heaven, and He can forgive sins. While briefly examining thoughts from famous thinkers and religious founders, children will realize Jesus is unique and superior to all others.
Day 2- Children will learn that Jesus’s birth was like no other, from the fulfilled prophecies to the spectacular events. The events surrounding His birth provide further confirmation that He is God. When realizing the wonder of His birth, our response should be to treasure Jesus and treat Him as the King of our lives.
Day 3-The miracles of Jesus are a wonder to behold! Children will learn that no one has ever taught like Jesus or had the power of Jesus. When confronted with His radical teachings and the power He demonstrated as He performed miracles, our response should be to follow Him and let Him be our guide!
Day 4-Children will learn that Jesus’s death and resurrection separate Him from all false religions and teachers. False religions have dead leaders and advocate working your way to heaven. Jesus’s unique death and resurrection, on the other hand, is the crowning event in all of history, providing us with the opportunity to receive the gift of eternal life apart from works. The children will hear that He did this for them, and He wants them to believe in Him and receive Him as Lord and Savior.
Day 5-Children will learn that, just as God changed the disciples’ lives, George Mueller’s life, Gladys Aylward’s life, and the lives of many others, He wants to change their lives, too. Then He wants them to share the good news of their changed lives with others.
Adult volunteers are the key to a successful VBS. Please consider helping during VBS week. The more helpers we get, the more enjoyable the week is for everyone involved. Please mark “VBS” on the back of your Connection Card under “Get Involved” to let Pastor Brent know you’d like to volunteer or call the church office at 822-1379.
6th graders (entering 7th grade in the Fall) are invited to attend VBS, but not to serve as workers. Junior high students (entering 8th or 9th grade) may apply as workers if a parent volunteer will supervise them. High school students are also welcome to volunteer, but they must complete an application and interview.