Vacation Bible School


Vacation Bible School


 Vacation Bible School 

June 24-28, 2019

Ages 4 through Grade 7 from 8:30AM-Noon

Click HERE to register ONLINE!

*However, if you wish to fill out a physical form to register or if you wish to order a t-shirt for your child, click HERE. You will need to fill out this form and turn  it into our church office. 


Vacation Bible School is a long standing tradition here at Bethany.  In just a few weeks our campus will be teeming with hundreds of kids and volunteers exploring what it means to follow Jesus every day.  Our theme this year is called ROAR- Life is Wild…God is Good!  We can’t wait to see what God will do in the lives of those coming to the mane event (see what I did there??).  It’s going to be a wild time (I can’t stop myself), I’m not lion, it’s going to be the best week of the summer. (OK…I’m done). 

Registration for VBS opens up on May 1st.  

Every year we reach our capacity quickly so you don’t want to wait.  Physical forms can be found in the church and school offices and on our website. 

Not only do we encourage you to send your kids and grandkids to VBS we also need you to volunteer. We are looking for over 100 people who love kids and love Jesus and are willing to safari with us for VBS.  See the volunteer form in this issue of Chimes for more information.  If you are on the fence about volunteering I say this:  

  • Imagine a child hearing about Jesus for the first time!
  • Think about how a Bible story can impact the life of a little one!
  • Picture a middle school student understanding unconditional love!

These are just a few things that happen in Vacation Bible School.

Without VOLUNTEERS we are unable to do VBS.  In fact a few years ago we were in danger of having to turn people away because we did not have enough volunteers.  I never want to say to a family, we don’t have a space for you. 

So, in the next few weeks you will probably get an email or a phone call from me or one of our volunteer coordinators.  They will ask you how you can help VBS.  I hope you can tell them with joy and enthusiasm how you can serve.  I can’t wait to partner with you the week of June 24th-28th.   We need all the help we can get because we hope to  welcome close to 200 kids to our campus to hear about the wild love of  God  I look forward to seeing you on campus serving and sharing this summer!! 

 -Pastor Seth


Information on how to VOLUNTEER at VBS:

Click HERE to download a Volunteer Form!

STATION LEADERS: Use easy-to-follow station leader manuals and prepare one 20-minute session each day, which you will repeat with different groups of approximately 20-40 kids. We need leaders for the following stations:

  • Sing & Play & ROAR/Safari Celebration (Daily opening and closing)
  • Imagination Station (Fun, hands-on science experiments) - Like Crafts, but better!!
  • Stampede Sports (High-energy games, that reinforce Bible truths)
  • KidVid Cinema & Melodious Music (Video featuring the real life adventures of real kids and time to sing songs of praise to God)
  • Hungry Herd Café (Snacks! Quite possibly the best part of VBS)
  • Bible Discovery (Incredible, surprising explorations of Bible stories)
  • Little Paws Director (Special program for our preschool and kindergarten students)

CREW LEADERS: Shepherd a mixed-age group of elementary children through each day’s activities…and there’s no prep! 

CREW COORDINATORS: Lead a group of 4-6 crews as they experience ROAR VBS.

LITTLE PAWS CREW LEADERS: Be a friend and helper to a group of preschool or kindergarten children…again, no prep required! 

Still don’t see something that interests you?  We also need a…

Registration team           Decorating team           Photographers

Supply coordinator           Media Team Office team          

Guess what? There are also a few spots for anyone who’s dramatically inclined! Whatever your gifts, abilities, and time commitment, we’ve got a place for you!  

We believe that God will use this incredible program to reach many children with the message of His love, so please prayerfully consider your role in ROAR VBS. Feel free to contact me by email ( ), phone (562.421.4711 ext. 13), or in person if you have any questions.

Pastor Seth Moorman - Pastor of Family Life


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