VBS? What is it and Why Do It?


Vacation Bible School, also known  as VBS is now impacting its third century. Wikipedia writes “The origins of Vacation Bible School can be traced back to Hopedale, Illinois in 1894. Sunday school teacher D. T. Miles, who also was a public school teacher, felt she was limited by time constraints in teaching the Bible to children. So, she started a daily Bible school to teach children during the summer. The first Bible school enrolled forty students and lasted four weeks. A local school was used for classes, while an adjoining park was used for recess”   Currently most VBS programs are run by local churches and last about a week.  They still use a variety of places to host their VBS and most of them still adhere to the original concept, focus on teaching the Bible.

Cornerstone Church of Littlerock presents  Son Quest Vacation Bible School June 28-July 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 8533 E. Avenue T.  All children going into the 1st-6th grade are encouraged to attend.  Using the jungle as our theme we will present a drama of a war in the animal kingdom.  There will be water games, great snacks, crafts, and prizes for everybody.  And of course there will be Bible teaching!  This year we will focus on some of the parables, the stories that Jesus told, that we have written in the Bible.

Now that you know what it is, WHY SEND YOUR CHILDREN?  It is a wonderful opportunity for them to be out of the house, play with friends, have fun, meet new friends, learn more about Jesus and the Bible, and have fun, fun, fun!  So, if you want to put a smile on your child’s face, and eternity in their heart, then send them on this quest, SonQuest VBS at Cornerstone Church of Littlerock!  Join us for the VBS kick off Cornerstone Country Festival Sunday June 27 from 1-5 p.m.  For more information call us at 661-944-1880.