Please forward this error screen to 209. This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. The origins of Vacation Bible School can preschoolers and kindergarten traced back to Hopedale, Illinois in 1894. Epiphany Baptist Church in New York City, started an “Everyday Bible School” for neighborhood children during the summer at a rented beer parlor in New York’s East Side.
Robert Boville of the Baptist Mission Society, became aware of the Hawes’ summer program and recommended it to other Baptist churches. One year later, Standard Publishing produced the very first printed VBS curriculum. While not under the title of Vacation Bible School, Dr. This section does not cite any sources. Today, many churches run their own Vacation Bible School programs without being under the umbrella of a national organization. Some churches opt to use themed curriculum programs from their respective denominations or independent publishing houses which provide easy preparation and include marketing tools.
Modern programs usually consist of a week-long program of religious education which may employ Bible stories, religious song, arts and crafts, skits, or puppet shows which cater toward elementary school-aged children. Groups of local churches who do not have the resources to run VBS for the entire summer may elect to coordinate their schedules to provide continuous childcare. Most churches provide VBS programs at no cost to those attending. Some churches, however, may charge a fee for the program. The cost, if any, is established by the church.
First Vacation Bible School Was Held in a Beer Garden in New York in 1898″. VBS reinforces seasonal lessons,” Standard Times, July 10, 1999. Moll, Kaye, “Standard Publishing’s VBS Celebrates 80th Birthday,” Lookout Magazine, March 30, 2003. Wright, Betsy, “Fond Memories of Vacation Bible School Can Last a Lifetime,” The Virginian Pilot, August 6, 1994. This page was last edited on 13 February 2018, at 21:36.
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