Summer 2016 Is Coming Up

Summer will be here soon, and it is nice for kids to have a small break from their usual routine. It is also a great time for them to participate in some events here at the church. During the summer months the children’s ministry offers opportunities for children to grow deeper in their spiritual faith. I have grown kids come up to me all the time, and what they reflect on the most about their time as children at TBC is the summer camps and Vacation Bible school. These are unique ways, developed on child appropriate levels, for children to build relationships with other children and adults and to have an intense time period to learn more about the Bible and how to apply it to their lives. On March 13 we will begin letting kids register for our various camps and events. There will be brochures in the children’s ministry area and online. You can save these dates on your summer calendar and register as soon as possible as we do have limited spaces for most of these events.

Preteen camp is June 6-9, for children who have completed 4-6th grades. It is an overnight camp at Mo Ranch.

Art Camp is June 27-30 and is for children 2 years of age through 6th grade.

Upward Basketball camp is July 11-14, for children who have completed Kinder through 6th grade.

Cow-Abunga Camp is also July 11-14 and is for children 2 years of age – Pre-Kinder.

We will end the summer with Vacation Bible School. July 25-29. Our theme is Ocean Commotion, and we will be diving into Noah’s Flood. Vacation Bible School has been around for a long time, but it continues to be a great way to teach children about different people in the Bible and give them an opportunity to build on their relationship with Christ or accept Him for the first time. VBS is a bit different from our other camps, as it is volunteer driven. We offer it free for everyone. To make this a success, we will need a number of volunteers to help us this year. This is a great way for us to reach out to the children in San Antonio and our local community. Last year we had 200 children, Praise God. Some of the ways we could use your help are listed below. Please consider helping us reach our community this year through VBS. We need:

  • Grade level Directors for all ages
  • Art/Craft Leader
  • Snack Helpers
  • Registration Leaders
  • Greeters

If you would be interested in helping with any of these roles please, contact me at 738-7764.