It’s true. Vacation Bible School is the largest evangelistic and outreach event of the year for the Ridge Church. It is also the single event which everyone can have a part.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago 80% of regular church attenders believe they have a personal responsibility to share their faith. Yet almost two-thirds (61%) have not shared how to become a Jesus follower with anyone in the last six months. Further, almost half (48%) haven’t invited an unchurched person to attend a church service or program in the last six months.
Vacation Bible School On The Ridge is everyone’s opportunity to invite our unchurched friends and family to attend the Ridge Church. It is everyone’s opportunity to have a part in sharing how to become a Jesus follower.
VBS is the easiest way to share your faith. The statistics tell us that everyone loves VBS. 95% of parents agree that their child’s participation in VBS was one of their most meaningful church experiences. Also, almost three quarters of parents (69%) will encourage their child to participate in a VBS event at a church they do not attend if invited by one of their friends.
Everyone can step up and take part in this evangelistic outreach ministry that the Lord has given us to reach our communities with the good news of Jesus.
Here’s how everyone can step up this week:
1) Be a part of the prayer walk Sunday night at 6 p.m. We will walk through each area of VBS and pray for the work of the Holy Spirit in each facet of VBS.
2) Attend the VBS celebration night on Thursday at 6 p.m. Make a connection with the families of the children.
3) Pray each day for our VBS to be a life changing experience for the children, their parents, and leaders
4) Pray for the VBS workers. It’s no secret that Vacation Bible School requires a hard-working, dedicated team of staff and volunteers to make it happen every year. Build them up in prayer daily.