Have you made your VBS plans yet?
Disclaimer: We aim to update this post with updated Vacation Bible School information as we get it. We recommend you contact the Churches directly for details this Summer 2020.
Summertime is here.
There are several churches around town that put on a great week of vacation bible school (VBS) for children ages preschool through 5th-6th grades. Some ages vary so read their guidelines!
Older children can serve as volunteers and help out! VBS is a great option for parents because it’s very affordable (some are even FREE!!!) and kids can learn a lot and have fun!
Here are some awesome places for VBS in Collin County near Plano and Frisco for the Summer of 2020.
What images pop into your head when you hear the words Vacation Bible School? Do you have fond memories, or are you wondering what is VBS? Vacation Bible School is a summer church outreach focused on giving kids a fun and creative place to learn about the Bible and to build relationships with churches and other kids in the area.
If Vacation Bible School has been a great experience for you as a child or adult (or both!), you are probably smiling. Some may think of VBS as “old school” or not an event for your style of ministry. You might think VBS is OK, but you feel pressure because you need an event that sets your church apart from others in your area.
What Is the Purpose of VBS?
Many people may wonder what the purpose of Vacation Bible School is and if it’s still relevant. The answer is actually very simple: the purpose of VBS is to minister children in the church, create outreach to the surrounding communities, and to create evangelism opportunities. This purpose is supported by a creative theme of Bible study, activities, worship, and even time for some tasty snacks.
Vacation Bible School in Collin County, Texas offers a chance to pull out all the stops and create an unforgettable experience. Research shows connections made during VBS result in salvation, a discovery of church prospects and potential workers for other ongoing children’s programs. Also, it is not uncommon for a leader to volunteer to help for “just one week of VBS,” and feel God’s tug on his or her heart to work with kids permanently.
June 8-11, Online
- Free 4-Day Streamed VBS
- June 8-11 at 9:00a and repeating at 11:00a, 1:00p, 3:00p, and 6:00p each day
- Fun, Exciting Bible Lessons, Worship, and Activities!
- Specific Preschool & Elementary Programs
- Free Activity Bags for each child
Church of Christ on McDermott – no details yet for 2020
Christ Church Plano – no details yet
June 15- 19 at 5pm on Zoom, Online
- Theme:Knights of North Castle
- With lots of other content to access at your own pace
- Registration $10 | Scholarships available
Christ United Methodist Church – Online. More details to follow.
June 21 – June 25 (6.15pm – 8.30pm), June 22 – 26 (9am – 12 noon)
Address: 6601 Custer Road, Plano TX 75023
Ages: Kinder-5th grade
Cost: $20 per child.
Faith Lutheran Church no details yet for 2020
June 22-26, Online! Register online (deadline Friday, June 19)
Materials can be picked up at the church or will be delivered to your doorstep by church volunteers approximately the weekend prior to VBS. Each kit will cost $12 and contain a t-shirt (you can color and customize) and daily goodies, gizmos, and supplies children can use each day to follow along with our online leaders.
Daily videos will be posted daily with a Facebook group offering extra content and a Live daily video at 7pm featuring daily story recaps, secret mission details, sing along fun featuring videos and pictures you can submit of your child experiencing virtual VBS.
Ages 3 through Incoming 6th grade
Parkway Hills Baptist no details yet.
The Heights no details yet
One Community Church no details yet
Ages: 3–Grade 6 (completed)
Special Needs Friends (all ages)
Register Online for Adventure Week
- A FREE Adventure Week T-shirt for each child
- An online Big Room experience for all ages
- A virtual Small Group experience on Zoom
- A supply bag full of fun activities (to be picked up at the church the weekend before Adventure Week)
North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship
June 15-19, Online
Ages: Preschool – Elementary
June 22-26, 9:00 am — 12:00 pm
Register by June 7th for the Virtual experience with a Rocky Railway theme
Participation Time: It is up to you! Two hours of fun provided daily. Complete the interactive VBS at your own pace.
Reflection Time: Scheduled ~15min Zoom calls with our Care Engineers each afternoon or early evening.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Community will be offering the Rocky Railway theme VBS online.
First Baptist Wylie – cancelled for 2020
St. Philip’s Episcopal Frisco – July 7-9 – Bolt VBS online, free.
Grace Presbyterian Plano – no details yet for 2020
Trinity Bible Church – no details yet for 2020
Hunter’s Glen Baptist Church no details yet for 2020
Elevate Life Church – no details yet for 2020
High Pointe Church of Christ McKinney – no details yet for 2020
St. Andrew United Methodist Church July 13-16th, 2020, 9:00 am-noon, Monday-Thursday.
Address: 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093
Ages: Pre-K through 5th grade (children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020, 5 years old by September 1, 2020, through children completing 4th grade in June 2020)
Lessons through games, food, crafts and more. This year’s theme is Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through.
Regular Price – $35 (March 16–July 5)
Walk-Up/Late Registration – $40 (Monday July 13th)
Registration ends Sunday, July 5th, 2020.
Vacation Bible School Creates Lasting Memories
VBS is a special event that creates memories that help lock Bible truths in a child’s heart and mind for a lifetime. Birthday parties and other special events have themes that use creativity to evoke feelings of excitement. Games, food, decorations and fun all link together in a total package. VBS does the same thing.
When we connect with kids through this ministry, the biblical truths that permeate all aspects of VBS also connect with their hearts and minds.
The biblical content built into the curriculum lays foundational truths that help kids understand who Jesus is and why they need a personal Savior. The relationships you develop with kids and their families can provide many opportunities to not only show the love of Jesus but to share the truth of the gospel.
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