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VBS enthusiasts gather for training

Vacation Bible School enthusiasts from all over Nebraska and Kansas gathered in Salina, Kan., on Saturday, March 7, for the annual KNCSB VBS Jumpstart Clinic. The clinic featured breakout sessions in Spanish led by Francesca Bluvan (standing).

Vacation Bible School leaders in Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist churches took an imaginary trip to Australia during their annual training clinic.

The KNCSB Vacation Bible School Jumpstart Clinic focused on “Boomerang Express: It All Comes Back to Jesus,” the 2009 Southern Baptist VBS theme. The event was held Saturday, March 7, at First Southern Baptist Church, Salina, Kan.

“Follow! Worship! Live Through Him!” is the “Boomerang Express” motto. The theme Scripture is, “God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him.” I John 4:9 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Each day is called a track, and the themes are:

  • Track 1—“It All Comes Back to Jesus: Follow Him”
  • Track 2—“It All Comes Back to Jesus: Worship Him”
  • Track 3—“It All Comes Back to Jesus: Confess Him”
  • Track 4—“It All Comes Back to Jesus: Serve Him”
  • Track 5—“It All Comes Back to Jesus: Obey Him”

Clinic participants also had the opportunity to learn about Club VBS, the second line of VBS curriculum offered by LifeWay Christian Resources. Club VBS is a flexible format that can be used for church VBS, missions trips, and so forth. It offers a two-hour schedule for five days, or one hour for 10 days.

The 2009 Club VBS theme is “Truth Trek: Digging for God’s Treasures.” Proverbs 7:1 is the theme verse, “My Son, obey my Words and treasure My Commands.” (HCSB) Each day is called a “Trek,” which has a “Discovery:”

  • Trek 1—“Loving God”
  • Trek 2—“Loving My Family”
  • Trek 3—“Loving My Friends”
  • Trek 4—“Learning About Jesus”
  • Trek 5—“Doing What the Bible Says”

The clinic also featured breakout sessions in Spanish, led by Francesca Bluvan of Sublette, Kan.

Bluvan already has been enlisted to teach Spanish sessions at the 2010 KNCSB Vacation Bible School Jumpstart Clinic, said Marie Clark. She is the KNCSB Vacation Bible School director. Clark encouraged this year’s clinic participants to enlist Hispanic churches in their areas to attend the March 6, 2010, clinic in Salina, Kan.