As Goes The Church…So Goes The Culture
By Phil Vischer
“So… everyone knows a little something about the Bible. It’s a big book, it’s important. Jesus… Noah. A guy with some lions. “Be nice to people.” Or something like that. Learning a little about the Bible certainly isn’t a bad thing, but stopping there, with just a little knowledge about the Bible, is a VERY bad thing.
More and more in our culture the book that informs our faith is held up to derision by people who know just a LITTLE about it. And more and more in our culture, those of us who hold a very high view of this book, those of us raised in the church, fail to respond intelligently to this criticism, fail to live in ways that historically have silenced critics of the Bible. Because more and more in our culture, even those of us who hold a very high view of the Bible know only a little about it.
Biblical illiteracy is stripping our beliefs of their legitimacy. We cannot live what we do not know. We cannot explain what we do not understand. And as goes the church, so goes the culture.
So… what do you say we spend some time learning the Bible? REALLY learning the Bible? I’m thinking that might be a good idea.”
Creator of VeggieTales® and Buck Denver Asks ® … What’s in the Bible?
What’s In The Bible? Family VBS
The What’s in the Bible? Family VBS is a one-of-kind shared kids & parents experience that will bring the families in your church closer together as they journey through the Bible – from Genesis to Revelation. This Bible-themed Family VBS will have your elementary-aged kids – and their parents – excited about the Word of God and how it transforms the way we live our lives every day. It even goes a step further for parents in providing Biblical teaching on parenting from the trusted voice of Phil Vischer.
Kids will walk away from the week knowing the BIG story of the Bible – God’s Great Rescue Plan! – and what it means to live as a Christian. Kids will watch video clips from Buck Denver Asks®… What’s in the Bible? and then experience rotational VBS small groups with games, crafts and discussions.
Parents will walk away with a new understanding of the Bible, how to lead their families through the tricky parts of the Bible and a life of faith, and how to engage their family in God’s redemptive mission in the world. Parents will watch exclusive parenting teaching videos from Phil Vischer produced just for them, before engaging in small group discussions about the videos.
What Is Family VBS?
Family VBS is a new format for VBS where elementary aged kids and their parents learn the main Bible lessons together before breaking into separate groups to engage deeper in the content. Then tools are provided to continue the learning together at home.
Family VBS is completely flexible. It can be done in the evening so that parents can attend with their children. All four lessons can be done in one week or one night per week for a month. You can even do traditional morning VBS for the kids, and use the parent teaching sessions for a special month-long Sunday School class, small groups, or a one-day intensive parent training. You have access to everything you need so you make it fit into the way your church works best.
Why Is Family VBS Important?
Family VBS allows your team to create a shared learning experience for families — one they can take and use in their home immediately! It moves parents and children from “what did you learn at church today” to “we learned this together at church today.”
For churches looking to take the next step in Family Ministry, this shared learning can set the stage for parents to have the spiritual conversations with their children they really want to have! It’s about building that bridge from Church to Home!
In 1990, Phil Vischer created VeggieTales(R), an animated video series crafted to teach Christian values to kids in a delightfully different way. These days, Phil continues to pursue innovative new ways to integrate faith and storytelling through his creative company, Jellyfish Labs. Learn more about the Buck Denver Asks®… What’s in the Bible? VBS at whatsinthebiblevbs.com