Outfit your Backpackers and Staff for the Climb
With summer just around the bend, now is a great time to order your Upward Bound T-Shirts! Use them to advertise your VBS and get kids and staff excited for the BIG EVENT ahead! Order these quality T-Shirts to impact your community and make memories that last a lifetime.
Visit vbsreachout.com or call our friendly staff at 1-866-468-2772 to place your order and get started on your way!
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Share this eye-opening Reachout article with your church and inspire others to minister with you at Upward Bound this summer!
If you are doing VBS, you likely know that children are especially receptive to the Gospel message. But do you know just how much and why?
According to author and researcher George Barna, the probability of a person embracing Jesus as Savior is:
1 in 3 between the ages of 5 and 12
1 in 25, ages 13-18
1 in 16, age 19 and above*
God has primed the hearts and minds of children to understand the Gospel message! This has great implications for ministry to children.
Vacation Bible School (Bible Adventure Camp, Backyard Club, or whatever you choose to call it!) is:
- an amazing opportunity to immerse kids - many of whom have never been to church - in God's Word for a concentrated amount of time
- provides a unique chance to present kids with the Gospel
- teaches them profound truths of the Word
- gets them memorizing Scripture, worshipping, building relationships, and having fun together - all in one incredibly memorable week.
Not only does VBS impact children from churched and unchurched families, it also impacts parents! In fact, one of the ultimate goals of summer Bible outreach programs is to bring whole families into the church. Says Barna, "Every year, tens of thousands of parents are brought to faith in Christ because one of their children was so changed by his or her own relationship to the Lord that the parent could not ignore the power of Christ any longer."**
Upward Bound is a fantastic investment of your church's energy and talents! If you've been on the fence about VBS, it's not too late to begin. We're still taking orders and can get your materials out in 1 to 2 days. Just place your order online, or call us at 1-866-468-2772 and we'll happily walk you through it!
*George Barna, Transforming Children Into Spiritual Champions (Ventura: Regal Books, 2003), p. 34.
** Barna, p. 49.
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