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Christian Hope VBS starts Monday

Why is it important for churches to host Vacation Bible Schools? VBS is important because it provides an opportunity for young people and adults to learn about God in a different setting.

Students are the recipients of a well-organized curriculum that consists of stories that really make the lessons come to life.

These lessons are important because of their historical significance and the moral value they imply. A moral is relating to principles of right and wrong behavior.

Students will learn how to identify right behavior. One of the goals of the church through VBS is to offer a variety of fun and interesting ways to teach these values. According to Proverb 22:6 we endeavor to “train up the child in the way they should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

On the Monday, Christian Hope along with other area churches will begin Vacation Bible Schools for the Summer of 2019 and hope that parents and youth workers would consider the benefits of young people attending. Some students attend more than one VBS campus over the summer months. The lessons may not be the same but the aim and the outcome is always a positive one.

Christian Hope will begin its VBS at 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Monday and end on June 14 with a closing program. This year’s lessons teach us how to be good stewards of what God has entrusted to our care, “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:20a). “On Safari: Managing What Belongs to God” is the theme. We are taught how to manage the earth, our lives, our resources, our relationships and the Gospel. “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof and they that dwell therein” (Psalms 24:1). Students come with prior knowledge having been taught about conservation and recycling in public school. VBS helps build on this by encouraging us to become better stewards of our neighborhoods, communities, our lives, our resources, relationships, the Gospel and the earth from a biblical perspective.

We are grateful for all the volunteers who have prepared for lessons, decorated and created a fun, safe environment to bring this year’s theme alive for all in attendance to enjoy.

We hope that you will join us for VBS this year. The first week is filled with Bible studies and the second week is filled with field trips. The lessons are taught in a classroom setting with interruptions for music, art, recreation, and breaks.

Transportation is provided each day that field trips are scheduled. Lunch is provided on site each day for students. Scholarships are available for students upon request at registration. There is not a need for students to bring money because offerings are not requested during VBS. It is important for all students to be registered by a parent or responsible adult for contact. 

The church is located at 301 LaSalle Street (corner of Gayosa and LaSalle) in Natchez and the phone number is 601-445-5995.

The Rev. John W. Scott Jr.

Pastor Christian Hope, Natchez

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