Tomorrow night, we’ll head to FBC Brownstown to attend our local association’s VBS Clinic. Pastor Chris will teach a class on follow up and involving the whole church in VBS, and Nancy Hill will teach a class on teaching third and fourth graders. There will be many other breakout sessions to choose from, ranging from leading the music to leading children to Christ.
Plus, everyone who comes gets to sample the snacks!
But the VBS Clinic is about more than just learning the songs and tasting the treats. The VBS Clinic is even about more than VBS itself. It’s about growing. It’s about learning something that you can take back to your church, or utilize in your own life, so that you might glorify God more in your church and life.
The VBS Clinic is also a great excuse to meet Christians in our area. It’s good to get outside of our church in Nokomis from time to time to find out what God is doing in other churches in our local association. And it’s good to reconnect with old friends, in order to rejoice with them, and partner with them in various ways as we serve God together.
This is perhaps the greatest reason the VBS Clinic is such a good thing: cooperation. God calls us to grow, serve, and fellowship in community with others. Part of what makes it so great to be Southern Baptist is that although our churches are autonomous, we gladly choose to partner together so that we can be strategic in reaching our communities with the gospel more effectively to the glory of God.
And as Christians, is that exactly what we want to do?
The VBS Clinic will be held at FBC Brownstown, beginning at 7 pm and ending around 9 pm. Contact Pastor Chris if you’d like to carpool.