VBS Around the Mission District

The following are Vacation Bible Schools around our Mission District. If yours is not listed, send your info to the webmaster via the “Contact” link above.

Advent Lutheran Church, 3347 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405  •  (843) 554-1181
Concordia’s “Tell It on the Mountain”
Sunday, July 14 –Thursday, July 18
6 – 8:30pm, Dinner at 6
Ages K – 100
Sunday July 21 is VBS Sunday – Picnic after 11 service

Bethel Lutheran Church
and Puitt Chapel Methodist church will again be teaming together from Sunday, July 21st – Wednesday, the 24th, 6:00-8:00 PM, here at Bethel to present “Tell it on the Mountain.” At Tell It on the Mountain, our 2013 VBS, our children will learn about the Only True God through five mountaintop Bible accounts where God meets His people with clear messages of His might and power. God’s message of salvation through Jesus our Savior is one to shout out and share from the mountaintops to the four corners of the world. As the children hear the Bible stories, they will learn who our almighty God is and how He works in their faith and life. Just as solid rock walls provide a secure anchor for climbers to ascend the mountain face and strong knots in their rope hold them close to that rock, God’s Word is rock solid truth. God Himself is present in His Word, providing a solid anchor and holding us securely against the buffeting of sin, Satan, and death.


This year’s theme for Vacation Bible School, July 14—19, at Christiana Lutheran Church is: Tell it on the Mountain, Where Jesus Christ is Lord. At “Tell It on the Mountain” children & adults will learn about the One True God through five mountaintop Bible accounts where God meets His people with clear messages of His might and power.  God’s message of salvation through Jesus our Savior is one to shout out and share from the mountaintops to the four corners of the world. The theme verse is a wonderful summary: “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3) Denise Koehn is the director this year. We’re looking forward to an exciting week of VBS at Christiana this summer.



Cross Of Christ Lutheran NALC
4500 Rimer Rd, Concord, NC 28025

Standard Publishing “God’s Big Backyard Bible Camp” classes for preschool-12th grade and an adult class

Sunday, June 23-Friday, June 28 6-8pm

Closing ceremony will be on Friday June 28th with a hot dog supper afterwards












Grace Lutheran, Newton  This year Zion Lutheran Church (ELCA), Bethel United Church of Christ, and Grace are combining our VBS to have a community VBS. VBS is planned for Sunday, June 9 thru Thursday, June 13. On Sunday night, we will have an opening night at Grace at 5:00pm. We will serve dinner and have games for all. All three churches will attend so that we can meet each other and introduce all the children to their teachers. There will be a member from Grace in each class. We will meet at Zion, Monday thru Thursday. There will be a closing on Thursday. We will have classes for all ages, children and adults. We also encourage all parents to attend. We have a women’s class and 7th grade thru high school will do a service project. There will also be a mixed adult class. Any questions, contact Stephanie Ratts, Katy Speagle, or Nancy Leonard. Dinner is served each night from 5:30pm till 6:00pm. VBS classes are from 6:00-8:00pm.


Our VBS is called “Tell it on the Mountain.” We have classes for kids zero-fifth grade. We also will have our “Teaching and Preaching Mission” for adults. The focus of this is discipleship with guest speakers each night. (Pr. Ken Reed, Concordia LC; Pr. Larry Bost, Concordia LC; Pr.Mark Ryman, Saint John’s LC, Asheboro; Pr. Carlin Ours, Organ LC.)

VBS starts June 17 and runs through the 21st, from 6:30-8:00pm each night. Organ Lutheran Church, Organ Church Road, Salisbury NC 28146


Reformation Lutheran Church
Theme: “God’s Backyard Bible Camp”
Venue: Broad Street Christian Church (802 Broad Street, New Bern, NC  28560)
August 4 – 7
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Ages 1 – 18
Adult bible study will also be offered
This year’s VBS is a joint program of Reformation Lutheran Church, Broad Street Christian Church, and Ebenezer Presbyterian Church.


St. James (NALC) will hold Vacation Bible School during July 28 – August 2.  We, too, will be using TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN. Typically, we have a covered-dish supper on Sunday, kid-friendly meals during the week, and a cookout on Friday. Pastor Lingle will be teaching an adult class, loosely following the theme but using information gathered in several trips to Israel. We usually have about 100 participants for our school — even though it follows immediately after a day-camp run by Agape+Kure Beach Ministries.  God is good!


Click for PDFPhotos from our VBS

Finishing the Race! 2 Timothy 4:7  Vacation Bible School at Saint John’s Lutheran Church, 505 South Park Street, Asheboro, will be held June 20–22, 2013 (Thursday & Friday: 6–8PM and Saturday: 10AM–1PM). There will be a hotdog lunch at Noon on Saturday–the whole family is invited. Get your photo taken with a real race car and driver! Plus songs, games, crafts, snacks & Bible teaching for three age groups:
• Preschool to Kindergarten  • Grades 1 & 2
• Grades 3, 4 & 5



St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 214 W. Main St., Maiden, NC 28650, presents “Breaking Free” for pre-K – 8
VBS, June 2-6, 2013, 6 – 8:30 pm:  “Everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.  The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever.  So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:34-36).  Pastor Yoder will lead the adult class in discussion on the “I AM” sayings of Jesus.  The week will conclude with a cookout on Thursday, June 6, at 6:00 p.m.



St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1130 St. Peter’s Road, Lexington, SC; (803) 359-2470 — June 23-27

There will be lessons, music, crafts, great food, special treats and much more. Each night, the children will learn to communicate God’s love by welcoming and loving their neighbors as they love themselves and treating others as they would like to be treated.

Sunday, 5-8pm, Registration and Dinner-Jerry Richey’s famous corn dogs, hamburgers and fries with homemade ice cream. Lessons, crafts, and music.
Monday, 6-8pm, Dinner-Spaghetti and salad provided by Michael Guerette and the Anna Circle. Lessons, crafts, and music.
Tuesday, 8-8:20pm, Dinner-Ham, salad, rice and corn provided by the Lydia Circle. Lessons, crafts, and music. Puppet show with popcorn and juice.
Wednesday, 6-8pm, Dinner-Pizza provided by the Joyful Believers Sunday School Class. Lessons, crafts, and music. KONA shaved ice truck.
Thursday, 6-8:30pm, Dinner-Chicken, mac & cheese and green beans provided by the Educational Ministry Committee. Lessons, crafts, and music. Music and Closing.

Mission Project-Each classroom will have a bank for the children to put money in. The money collected throughout the week will be given by the children to the Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter as a demonstration of love for their neighbors.


VBS will be held Sunday, June 10 thru Friday, June 14 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church 200 S. Goose Creek Blvd. next to Stokes Kia) from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. We will start promptly at 5:30 pm with an opening in the sanctuary including skits, music, Bible verses, and prayer. Then, children will rotate through four stations with a snack break in the middle. Stations include games, bible story, theater, and crafts/science. At the end of the evening, kids will be picked up from their last rotation site.

Enter the epic adventure that empowers kids to stand strong. Here, God’s victorious power isn’t a fairy tale—it changes kids forever.


Shiloh Lutheran, 1011 Shiloh Church Rd, in Bethlehem, NC will have a Saturday morning VBS featuring Group Publishing’s “Kid’s Travel Guide to the Fruit of the Spirit” We’ll learn how God works in us to produce the fruit of a good character making us more like Jesus and letting his love flow through us to others. We’ll discover and eat real fruit to help us remember the love, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness and other fruit of God’s Spirit living in us. Of course, crafts and Bible story time will be be an important part of what we share Saturday June 22 from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm. Lunch is included.


Photos from our VBS


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