VBS clinic trains workers to reach children

Hispanic Southern Baptist churches in southwest Kansas saw God move in a mighty way during Vacation Bible School 2015.

Members of these churches turned out in force for the 2016 KNCSB Vacation Bible School Jumpstart Clinic held Saturday, April 2, at Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kan.

Training was held in both English and Spanish. Gabi Ureña led the Spanish preschool training. She is a member of Tabernaculo Bautista in Garden City, Kan.

Deyna Bluvan led the Spanish children’s training. She is part of Ministerio Hispano at First Southern Baptist Church, Garden City.

“Submerged: Finding the Truth below the Surface” is the 2016 Vacation Bible School theme from LifeWay Christian Resources. It will take children on an adventure deep within the mysterious sea. They will learn how Jesus looked deep inside people.

The VBS theme verse is “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.” (Psalm 139:23-24) (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

“Jesus sees. Jesus knows. Jesus saves” is the motto.

The daily content for “Submerged” is:

Day 1
Jesus Saw Zacchaeus
Luke 19:1-10
Today’s Point: Jesus knows who I really am.
Bonus Verse: “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10)

Day 2
Jesus Saw the Woman at the Well
John 4:1-42
Today’s Point: Jesus knows my worth.
Bonus Verse: “I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well.” (Psalm 139:14)

Day 3
Jesus Saw Nicodemus
John 3:1-21; 19:38-42
Today’s Point: Jesus knows I need a Savior.
Bonus Verse: “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

Day 4
Jesus Saw a Blind Man
John 9
Today’s Point: Jesus knows my purpose.
Bonus Verse: “For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purpose.” (Philippians 2:13)

Day 5
Jesus Saw the Children
Mark 10:13-16
Today’s Point: Jesus loves and accepts me.
Bonus Verse: “We love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)

Backyard Kids Club
LifeWay Christian Resources is also offering Backyard Kids Club. This adapts “Submerged” to a format that can be used in missions settings. Read more

Zip for Kids
LifeWay also offers Zip for Kids which helps churches created customized events to reach children. It can be used in a variety of settings. Read FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions)

E-Anytime Anywhere
E-Anytime Anywhere consists of individual lessons that may be downloaded for a fee. It can be adapted to use in many different settings. Lessons are available for children and preschoolers. Read more

Participants in the VBS Jumpstart Clinic were urged to put the 2017 event on their calendars. It will be held Saturday, April 1, at Webster Conference Center.