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McMahon, T.A.

Vacation Bible (Home!) School

Summertime traditionally has been the opportune time for churches to introduce neighborhood children (who don’t attend church) to teachings from the Bible. Those in which I have participated as a volunteer seemed to me a nice mixture of biblical fundamentals and fun things for the children to do. I know from my own experience that seeds were planted that produced good spiritual fruit. Too bad those VBS programs that are truly biblically based only last for a week.

That thought gave me a “summertime” idea for families who know the Lord. Why not try a “Vacation Bible Home School” —a VBS-type program that is incorporated as a continuing part of family summer activities.

Moses quite possibly had something like that in mind when he wrote:  “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children…” (Deuteronomy:6:4-7).

T. A. McMahon
Executive Director