FBC Ellenton Vacation Bible School A Huge Success
According to a blog by ministry specialist Jerry Wooley, "It all started in 1924 when Washington, Georgia pastor Dr. Homer Lamar Grice came to The Sunday School Board to begin promoting the ministry of The Daily Vacation Bible School. Dr. Grice who remained in the position for 29 years, is credited with creating much of the structure and practices of VBS that we still use today."
"You can say he truly journeyed off the map (since no map existed) and pioneered one of the most evangelistically successful ministires for reaching kids and their families."
One such VBS event took place the last week of July 2015 at First Baptist Church of Ellenton, where high attendance reached one-hundred-nine kids, along with four professions of faith reported. We are among thousands of churches large and small who continually reap the results of the dedicated insight of men like Dr. Grice.
Based on Isaiah 30:21, Journey Off The Map took kids to uncharted territory where they began to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. Kids tossed the map, stuck close to their guides, and listened for God's direction in an amazing journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him. Be sure to check out all the awesome pics on our Gallery page!
Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Ellenton is an exciting time during the summer break. The much anticipated annual event spans an entire week of mission study, Bible study, music, recreation, crafts, fun games and refreshments. Our Vacation Bible School is also a cooperative effort with other congregations of the Manatee Southern Baptist Association. All of our age graded activities and curriculum are colorful, exciting, and identifiable with Bible Truths.