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VBS 2015: Outback Rock!

FRIDAY EVENING, July 10th 6:30-8:30 pm
SATURDAY MORNING, July 11th 9:00-11:00 am
SUNDAY CELEBRATION, July 12th 10:15 am.

At Outback Rock VBS, kids venture unti solid faith and discover God's powerful presence in everyday life! This VBS is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, and touch. Team building games, cool Bible songs, and Bible adventures are just a few of the activities that help faith flow into real life.

  • For kids entering Kindergarten through 6th grade
  • Register below. Or contact the church office 308-468-5323, or Jodi Petersen at 308-750-4419.
  • Parents, Grandparents, and friends are invited to join us for a Sunday Celebration on July 12th during worship at 10:15AM. Children will receive a prize for their participation at the fun Sunday Celebration, so you won't want to miss it.

Call the church office with any questions or to volunteer: 308-468-5323.

DEAR PARENTS:

A word about our format:

We're so glad you've signed your child up for Outback Rock VBS! You'll notice that things at Outback Rock are...well. a little different from you might be used to. Elementary kids will be in mixed-age groups with other children who have finished Kindergarten through grade 5. These small groups, called Crews, are led by adults or teenagers who love children and love the Lord. Crews are an important part of Outback Rock! Here's why.

Kids develop 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. Most of us assume that age-graded classes are the best way to go, simply because that has been our only experience. However, studies show that children learn as much--or more--when they're linked with kids of different ages. Encourage your child to try something different--he or she might be surprised!

Older kids rock! Parents are continually surprised that their older children love this newfound role! Suddenly they're the "cool" big kids with younger children 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 God's love! It's a meaningful way to discover--and practice--the joy of service.

Younger kids are cared for. Outback Rock 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 highly the important of smaller kids. It's likely that your younger child will be loved, affirmed, and doted upon by his or her older Crew members.

Bible lessons are more memorable. At Outback Rock, 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 kids for small-group discussion. These are questions that apply to every child but may touch each child at a different level. For example, a Crew Leader may ask, "How can you share God's love with others?" A younger child might respond, "By being nice to my teacher," while an older child with more experience of life's challenges might say, "By praying for a friend who's going through a hard time."

Millions of children have experienced success with this multi-age "family" approach at Group's 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.

Thank you for registering! We'll see you on July 10th!

Sincerely,
Charity Allan
Your Outback Rock VBS Director