Vacation Bible school, in its traditional sense, is often a time for children to learn Bible-based lessons in a church environment during the summer. The structure of a vacation Bible school program may range from completing assignments in workbooks to hands-on activities and field trips.
In His Great Name Ministry, 81 Dodd Street in Fairburn is hosting its vacation Bible school program from July 15 to 19 for children ages 4 to 17.
Each session will be from 6 to 8 p.m. The format of the program is a traditional one, according to Pastor Danita Jones.
“The theme of this year’s vacation Bible school is Boot Camp: The Property of the Lord’s,” she said. “I selected that theme because I have been teaching being soldiers of the Lord and how to put on the full armor of the Lord, as stated within Ephesians 6:13.”
To flesh out the theme further and add dimension, Jones said children will recreate Roman soldiers’ armor.
“There will be a supplement of each piece of the garment that we must use in order to be equipped,” she said. “The children will carve out pieces of the garment of the solider and learn how to gear themselves for protection. The garment includes a helmet, breastplate, belt, shoes and shield.”
No registration is required for the ministry’s vacation Bible school program and it is open to the public. In south Fulton, other churches have vacation Bible school programs upcoming, all with different themes and age groups welcome.
The Neighbor has compiled them below:
Providence Missionary Baptist Church
For youth of all ages up to 17 as well as adults young and old, Providence Missionary Baptist Church will host vacation Bible school from July 8 to 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Along with games, arts and crafts, topic discussions such as Relationships: When to Let Go and The Freedom of Forgiveness will be featured. Those interested can register online. Dinner will be served. Providence Missionary Baptist Church is at 2295 Benjamin E Mays Drive SW in Atlanta.
Information: (404) 752-6869 or www.providenceatlanta.org.
Union Grove Baptist Church
Union Grove Baptist Church will host this year’s vacation Bible school for children Monday through June 21. Those interested can register in person at the church. Union Grove Baptist Church is at 6591 T.A. Davis Ave. in Union City.
Information: (770) 964-4853 or www.uniongroveucga.org.
Resurrection House for All Nations
The church’s annual vacation Bible school will be held from Monday through June 21 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Resurrection House for All Nations is at 6605 Mall Blvd. in Union City.
Information: (770) 994-3777 or www.rhfan.com.