I am writing this article for two reasons: to share my concerns over current thinking by VBS companies/planners on the message we are teaching our kids about the environment and it’s relationship to God and to encourage concerned Christians to look at VBS in a new way. My intent is to offer critique on how we can do things better, not to take away from all those good intentioned people who pour their hearts and minds into educating the littlest in the flock about the love and goodness of God.
I have done VBS for at least four years now. Work prohibits my ability to be there the whole week so I offer my services as the chief Martha Stewart of Vacation Bible School sets. This year, my thoughts solidified on why this had become a chore for me instead of a joy. After all if you are going to do anything for the Church, you should do it with joy, right?