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VBS Reimagined: Mobile Experience Reaches Families Where They Live


Photo: Fun with bubbles at the local apartments.

By Carl Stagner

Summer may officially begin at the solstice, but in the church world, you know it’s summer when flyers for Vacation Bible School start popping up everywhere. A quick survey of churches across the country reveal much of the same curriculum utilized from Group, Lifeway, or Standard publishing houses. Creative, intricate props and stage design transform church sanctuaries, hallways, gymnasiums, and fellowship halls into caves, mountain-top panoramas, and underwater adventure parks. Like many Church of God congregations, Adamsville Road Church of God in Elkhart, Indiana, has been there, done that. There’s nothing wrong with that, either. But they began exploring the possibility of doing something a little different this year. As a reflection of a community-oriented outreach strategy for the summer, Adamsville Road Church of God opted to take VBS on the road. Continue reading