What is Vacation Bible School?

Vacation Bible School, or VBS, is a fun-filled week many churches offer during the summer (“vacation”) months to connect with the children and families in their communities. It is an outreach meant to bring in children who don’t normally attend church and teach them the gospel. As an evangelistic tool, VBS helps the church fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19). A week of VBS usually includes games, snacks, crafts, skits, and, of course, Bible lessons. There is always a connection between God and the theme, allowing kids to discover God in a creative way. 

Vacation Bible School is a good way to reaffirm the commitment of God’s people through the centuries: “We will not hide them from their children, but will tell a future generation
the praiseworthy acts of the Lord, his might, and the wondrous works he has performed.” (Psalm 78:4).


VBS is one way that we fulfill our call to Local Missions at FBCMI. Our desire is that every man, woman, and child would encounter the Gospel where they live, work, learn, and play. Each July, hundreds of volunteers gather with our staff to serve the kids of our community.


for more information visit: vbs.fbcmi.com for this year's theme and dates

Contact: Children and Family Pastor - Justin Rennert - jrennert@fbcmi.com