Vacation Bible School 2012
Go Big! from Cook!
Go Big! VBS is a new downloadable resource from Cook which is only available in a bundled package this year with their Tru Unlimited and combo Unlimited Memberships. It will be widely available next year for any church to purchase separate from Tru. I'd personally love to see churches use this resource in June and then towards the end of July or in August hold their regular VBS - what a great way to get into your communities and then pull the children and families you contacted in the communities back to your church! Working along with a VBS this could be an amazing outreach!
David C. Cook Publishing
Setting – Back yards, parks, homes, churches . . . anywhere!
Message – Cook wants us to Go Big for God and reach out of our churches into our communities so kids will understand Who God is and the Story He is telling as well as their place in this story! As Cook says, “Inspiring churches to reach beyond their own walls into the hearts of their neighborhoods and communities.”
Focus – Evangelism, Content, Outreach
Would Like to See –
Cook says, “GO BIG! VBS Inspires churches to reach beyond their own walls into the hearts of their neighborhoods and communities. GO BIG! is simple enough it can be taken out of the church and into a backyard, a park, a living room, or even a soccer field in South Africa. Although this VBS can be adapted to use on a church site, taking it off-site has allowed our families and parents to get involved giving them more ownership than we ever imagined possible.” Cook definitely went a different direction with their VBS as GO BIG! is only available as a bundled package with their Tru curriculum this year. Next year it will be widely available and is sure to bring a new look, focus and enthusiasm to VBS! So, for this year since it is available on a limited scale, I didn’t include it in my Top Ten – if it were widely available this year, it would certainly be in my Top Three at least!