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God’s faithfulness announced as 2000 LifeWay VBS theme


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–God’s faithfulness will be the focus of Vacation Bible School materials for 2000, using the theme, “The Fantastic Good News Ocean Odyssey: Diving Into the Depths of God’s Faithfulness.”
The 2000 VBS materials “will take boys and girls, teenagers and men and women on an incredible excursion through an underwater world of wonders,” according to the description of the theme.
Bill Taylor, director of LifeWay Christian Resources’ Sunday school group which produces VBS materials, said, “At a time when there is so much fear among children, this emphasis on God’s love and care could not be more appropriate.
“We feel this will be the best VBS offering we’ve ever had,” Taylor said, predicting, “Churches will love the Bible studies. The worship services and mission studies will be so exciting that thousands of children will be drawn to this event.”
Rob Sanders, biblical studies specialist in LifeWay’s children’s Sunday school ministry department, said, “Vacation Bible School is an entry point to church Christianity for many unchurched people, so it must be comfortable, enjoyable and appealing to this target audience. Vacation Bible School gives the church the opportunity to establish long-term relationships with these people.”
Also, he noted, “Vacation Bible School must provide challenging experiences that continue to stimulate spiritual growth for churched people.”
Resources will be available Dec. 1, including the “VBS Scuba Sampler.” To order materials, call 1-800-458-2772 or visit a LifeWay Christian Store. Information about VBS 2000 is available on the Internet at www.lifeway.com/yourvbs.