2017 Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School
June 19-22, 2017
5:30pm Free Dinner/Registration
6:00pm Opening Ceremonies
8:00pm Closing Ceremonies
We're so glad your are considering signing your child up for an exciting week at Maker Fun Factory VBS. You'll soon notice that things at the Factory are...well, a little different from what you might be used to. Elementary kids will be in mixed-age groups with other children who have finished Kindergarten through grade 5. These "Crews" are led by adults and older teens who love children and love the Lord. The Crews are an important part of the Factory! Here's why...
Kids develops new friendships. While it's true that your child might not get to be with his or her very best friend, your child will have wonderful opportunities to make new friends and interact with a new group of children.
Older kids shine! Parents are continually surprised that after of few days of VBS, their older children love this newfound role! Suddenly, they're the "cool" big kids with younger kids looking up to them. And while your child is helping younger kids with simple tasks like reading and writing, he or she is having the chance to serve and demonstrate Christ's love! It is a meaningful way to discover - and practice - the joy of service.
Younger kids are cared for. Maker Fun Factory is carefully designed for multi-age groups of children. That means games are noncompetitive, team-building activities (brilliantly disguised as wildly fun games) in which your child's abilities will shine. In fact, many games are designed to highlight the importance of smaller kids. It's likely that your younger children will be loved, affirmed, and doted upon by his or her older Crew mates.
Bible Lessons are more memorable. Since the Factory doesn't rely on more traditional teaching methods (like fill-in-the-blank puzzles or word searches) kids experience Bible stories in powerful, life-changing ways. And that's something kids of all ages will enjoy...and remember. Then Crew Leaders gather with the kids for small-group discussion. These are questions that apply to every child but may touch each child at a different level.
Millions of children have experienced success with this multi-age "family" approach at VBS. However, the most important factor in making this program a success is your attitude. If your child has doubts, reassure him or her that this is a wonderful opportunity to try something new. Your support will speak volumes to the children we're serving!
Call or email for more information. We encourage pre-registering your child, but on-site registration will be available as well. We look forward to meeting you!!