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2024 Vacation Bible School Recommendations

While some churches still offer the traditional week of VBS, other churches explore a variety of different programs or practices at often different times (and sometimes in different spaces) to explore hands on faith with all ages. “All-Church” hands-on gatherings set around a theme that took place weekly or once a month during the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day. If you’re looking for ideas to help you dream or plan options for your congregation, check out this slide deck featuring a set of planning questions, links for ideas & resources, and some great options – whether you’re doing a single special event, a 4-6 weeks series of “Summer specials”, or traditional weekend or week-long program. Hope this offers some food for thought!

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Summer Programming Ideas for Essentials