Lifeway has provided us with 5 great and adaptable ideas we can all consider for our churched! I am reposting from their original blog.
BE READY TO ADAPT
No one knows what the summer months will look like. But with some planning and creativity, you can make VBS happen, no matter what.
- If your VBS dates are early in the summer, plan alternate dates later in the summer, in case Coronavirus concerns need more time to clear.
- If you normally run a big VBS program, consider planning multiple sessions. If gatherings are restricted on size this summer, split your VBS into multiple, smaller sessions. and other locations, such as backyards. VBS PRO provides multi-session support to make registration and admin easier too.
- For alternate scheduling, consider conducting VBS over a weekend, or evenings, or once a week over several weeks.
- Prepare for a VBS-at-home option. Many churches are already conducting Sunday school online for their children. So, if your area is still in a stay-at-home status in the summer, you can make VBS happen in every child’s home. You can supply a packet containing everything each child needs, and provide an online experience that children follow each day. If this option is necessary this summer, Group will provide everything you need, including permissions, to make this transition to the web.
- Who said VBS must happen in the summer? Consider offering VBS later–as a back-to-school kick-off, or during fall break, or a fall weekend, or in the evenings, or Thanksgiving or Christmas break.
While many people are currently drowning in hopelessness, you can be a make-it-happen follower of the “all things are possible” Christ Jesus.