Mount Nebo Baptist Church holds first post-COVID-19 VBS

Mount Nebo Baptist Church holds first post-COVID-19 VBS (Ashlyn Grey for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Vinemont held their Vacation Bible School this week as they continued their passionate mission of outreach. The theme this year was Concrete & Cranes, and it was a huge success. With their VBS programs that have been held in the past, the turnout of children has been around 60+, always with room for more. Mount Nebo Baptist also provides incentives and prizes for children who bring friends with them. 

With a wonderful team of congregation members dedicated to making this VBS special, the entire church was decorated. There were separate classrooms prepared for each age group of students so the lessons could be more tailored to what children are experiencing, and the fellowship hall was stocked with construction-themed homemade food and goodies. Instead of offerings, the children were encouraged to bring used toys that were in good enough condition to be used for the church’s Christmas Shoebox Outreach.  

With separate evenings for crafts or recreational time, VBS Director John Roy explained, “These kids come from so many different schools that we do not want this to be just a learning experience for them. We want them to be able to fellowship with each other.” 

Most of the youth members had volunteered to help with the setup and oversight of the VBS events and registration. Talking amongst themselves about their favorite parts of VBS, several agreed that the music was what they enjoyed the most as children, but now it had shifted to helping make VBS happen.  

Mount Nebo Baptist Church loves its community and providing whatever they can for locals. When asked what their absolute goal is through their Vacation Bible School, one congregation member said, “It is not about bringing people here. It is not about us or Mount Nebo. We do not care if they come here, we just want to inspire a relationship between them and Christ. That is what is important to us.” 

(Ashlyn Grey for The Cullman Tribune) 

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