Sunday VBS

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  1. Salty

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    Have any of you ever had VBS on Sunday afternoon - say for 4-6 weeks?

    How did it turn out? would you say it was a good ideal?

    We rent a VFW hall only on Sundays - so that would be the only day we could have VBS.

    Other thougths.?
     
  2. annsni

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    What about doing backyard Bible clubs? We've not done the Sunday thing and I'm not sure how that would work for us since we're in a hotel but the backyard Bible clubs worked pretty well last year. :)
     
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    We tried doing VBS on a Saturday and made it for the whole day and included lunch. It was not very well attended.

    It seems like on weekends, too many are involved in sports nowadays.
     
  4. Tom Butler

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    Our church does a variation. It just completed six VBS sessions on Wednesday nights, two hours each, 6pm to 8pm.. I haven't talked with out VBS workers about how it worked out. I'll check with them and give you their feedback.
     
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    We have done it for the past 3 years on Sunday. It worked better for us because of people's work schedules. It also was a shot in the arm during the sometimes summer doldrums.

    The problem is attracting children who don't go to the church. Weekday VBS attracts the children of parents who are looking for some place for the morning for their child while they're at work. Sundays are usually a day off so parents are wanting to sleep in not get their children ready for VBS.

    I like Ann's ideas about the backyard Bible clubs.
     
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    The backyard Bible clubs have been helpful around here too, even with regular week long VBS being a summer staple.


    Salty, since the access to a facility is an issue for you I would suggest asking about using a school or community center.
     
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    This will be our fourth year doing Sunday evening VBS. We do it in the month of June, every Sunday evening for the entire month. This year our theme is Fiesta! Celebrate Jesus!. We write our own curriculum, as we are a KJV church and it's nearly impossible to find KJV materials for VBS. We begin at 5:45 and go until 8, we do provide a light evening meal time as well as games, etc., just like a regular daytime/weekday VBS.

    Our workers love it, the kids are actually better behaved and learn more. One big plus to having it on Sunday evening is that we also run an adult VBS which is actually better attended than the children's version. We usually average around 60 per night.

    We have a big fun night on the last session....the one and only redneck water slide, bounce houses, etc and the kids look forward to it greatly and invite friends.
     
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    Sure, be different. Try things different.
     
  9. Salty

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    We would have to -

    School does not let out until the last week in June!

    So, we would have to do it in July
     
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    Ours is the third week in July.
     

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