As I've mentioned before, I've been involved with summer Vacation Bible Schools since I was old enough to sing "Fishers of Men." I've posted about it most summers here. This year our church won't be hosting one, for various reasons, and I think that's good, in a way; everybody needs a break sometimes, and VBS is a lot of work. But generally I think we do a pretty good, non-screaming, non-stickering job of it. When you have fewer fancy resources, you do tend to concentrate more on on relationshipsthan programming.
Veteran CM homeschooler Tammy Glaser posted recently about CM and VBS on the ChildLight USA blog, and I think she hit several nails right on the head. Even if you have no experience or interest in VBS itself, the post provides a thoughtful look at how one class strengthened its relationships not only within the student group, but also with the teacher, the church body, and the community. Lots to think about there for families, for homeschooling, and for churches.
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