Why is Vacation Bible School Important?

The simple truth is, Vacation Bible School is important because children are important to God. Christians know very well that Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me. Don’t stop them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14). One writer recently commented that there’s what he called “a graying of the church in America. Fewer children fill the pews than 30 years ago”.

Vacation Bible School offers an opportunity to share the Word with children, in an exciting, entertaining, and learning way. Of course, the main reason children go to VBS is to have fun…so here at Malaga we find a way to weave fun and God’s Word together. Perhaps the most important thing about Vacation Bible School is that kids LEARN TO GO TO CHURCH; that church is a warm, friendly, enjoyable place; and kids learn there is fellowship, peace, security, and everlasting “hope” in the church and in the things it teaches.

In conclusion we say Vacation Bible School is important because children are important to God. As members of a church and having a strong sense of Christian community, our “charge” is to do God’s work here on Earth. And there is no greater “work” than helping children grow and prepare for the best possible spiritual life. It’s an old-fashioned thing, but one that’s stood and passed the test of time because of its true and everlasting value.
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Hero Central VBS 2017

Discover Your Strength in God! 
The 2017 Vacation Bible School by Cokesbury.

Take kids on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!
BIBLE CONTENT
From the moment VBS begins, VBS Hero Central is designed to introduce a child to a deeper relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Each activity is developed, tested, and refined to be an engaging, age-appropriate experience to bring the word of God alive to every participant and volunteer. VBS Hero Central is based on the Bible and the gospel of the living Christ.
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Dates Monday, June 26th thru Friday June 30th
Our VBS presentation will be during our Sunday Service on July 2nd
Session 1

Bible Story:
Samuel Anoints David
(1 Samuel 16:1-12)

Hero Code:
God's Heroes Have Heart!

Hero Verse:
Do good! Seek peace and go after it! (Psalm 34:14b)
Session 2

Bible Story:
Abigail Saves the Day
(1 Samuel 25)

Hero Code:
God's Heroes Have Courage!

Hero Verse:
Do good! Seek peace and go after it! (Psalm 34:14b)
Session 3

Bible Story:
Jesus Goes to the Temple
(Luke 2:41-52)

Hero Code:
God's Heroes Have Wisdom!

Hero Verse:
Do good! Seek peace and go after it! (Psalm 34:14b)
Session 4

Bible Story:
Beatitudes
(Matthew 4:23-5:12)

Hero Code:
God's Heroes Have Hope!

Hero Verse:
Do good! Seek peace and go after it! (Psalm 34:14b)
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Session 5

Bible Story:
Pentecost
(Acts 2:1-41)

Hero Code:
God's Heroes Have Power!

Hero Verse:
Do good! Seek peace and go after it! (Psalm 34:14b)
Malaga United Methodist Church partners with New Life in Christ Ministries for VBS as part of our community outreach. Our VBS features scripture lessons in a classroom setting (including an adult class), music, games, and crafts for the children. Dinner is prepared nightly starting at 6:00 pm, Opening Gathering in the Sanctuary nightly from 6:45 thru 7:10; VBS begins at 7:10 pm and closes by 8:30 pm.
Look for Hero Central Music and Photos to be added in mid July
Our VBS 2016 Theme was Deep Sea Discovery by Standard Publishing
Dates Monday, June 27th thru Friday July 1st
Our VBS presentation was during our Sunday Service on July 3rd
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KIDS AND VOLUNTEERS DISCOVERED GOD IS WITH THEM—WHEREVER THEY GO!

At Deep Sea Discovery, kids dove into God’s presence by delving deep into His Word to see how He has been with His people every step of the way. Every child sailed away each day saying “God is with me—wherever I go! He KNOWS me, HEARS me, STRENGTHENS me, LOVES me, and SENDS me!” Hands-on service projects and sea science helped kids experience a VBS adventure like no other!

Kids will now want to:
Know that God is always with them!
Explore God’s presence in their lives!
Serve God by serving others!

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Worship Music from Kid-Favorite—Yancy!

Kids and adults moved with the music and connected with the message through all new worship songs and music videos by award-winning Christian artist Yancy. And with 8 new songs written especially for Deep Sea Discovery, Yancy’s music helped reinforce the meaningful message that God is with me—wherever I go!

Malaga United Methodist Church partners with New Life in Christ Ministries for VBS as part of our community outreach. Our VBS features scripture lessons in a classroom setting (including an adult class), music, games, and crafts for the children. Dinner is prepared nightly starting at 6:00 pm, Opening Gathering in the Sanctuary nightly from 6:45 thru 7:10; VBS begins at 7:10 pm and closes by 8:30 pm.
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Our VBS Class of 2016


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"Blast to the Past Bash" - We turned back the clock and turned up the volume - it was time to praise a God who loves us everlasting to everlasting! Blast to the Past was a time to worship, laugh, and learn with upbeat music, engaging skits, fun large group challenges, games and crafts. After the kids journeyed back from the past at the end of the day they were reminded of what God's love is and how He loves them - no matter what!

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