** We are monitoring all updates of COVID-19 and gatherings per information from the CDC as well as the state of California. We will continue to update any changes that may occur based on the information we receive.
Last summer, our traditional VBS of over 300 campers and 150+ volunteers had to be cancelled due to COVID. BUT at Canyon Springs, we strive to make vacation bible school a dependable, ongoing ministry that creates lasting memories for your children while deepening their relationship with Jesus. The biblical content we build into this fun week each year helps lay foundational truths that help kids understand who Jesus is and why they need a personal savior. Because we strongly believe in the mission of VBS, we offered a Backyard VBS and it was a HUGE success!
This year, we will once again offer a Backyard VBS that will end in an outdoor celebration at Sycamore Canyon Park on Friday, July 16th. We are hoping and praying to be back to our regular VBS program summer of 2022.
By transferring the traditional activities of VBS to backyards, front porches, and shade trees, we hope to take the gospel to kids, families, and close friends safely in our neighborhood. To ensure safety for our children, we will train staff and volunteers on proper hygiene practices, provide adequate supplies necessary for hygiene, cleaning, and disinfecting, and be sure to follow all directives of our state and local authorities. Children will gather in backyards in small groups with no more than 12 children. And don’t worry, we will also provide bible stories, crafts, games, songs, and LOTS of fun!
Excavate the Truth
Grab your pickaxe and shovel!
VBS 2021 is headed to present-day Israel where discovery awaits at Destination Dig. Kids will unearth more than dirt as they dig up exciting evidence that proves biblical events were not just stories. As junior archaeologists, kids will explore real-life archaeological finds that have helped to uncover the truth about Jesus! Along the way, they’ll discover the truth of Jeremiah 29:13, that God reveals Himself to us when we seek and search for Him with all our hearts.
DATES: July 12-16
WHO: TK through 5th Grade (Grade entering in Fall 2021)
WHERE: Backyards all over our community.
If you have questions, please email Lesley Hyatt at [email protected]
If you’re interested in your child joining a backyard VBS, click here
Are you interested in hosting or helping a host?
If you are interested in hosting a backyard VBS for the kids in your neighborhood, we would love to hear from you and have you on our team! Many of you have spent time walking outside and have met new neighbors, and this could be an excellent outreach opportunity. We will provide all the necessary materials and training that you need. If you are interested in hosting a backyard VBS click here
One of our favorite parts of VBS at Canyon Springs is how many youths get involved and volunteer with us each year. If your middle or high schooler is eager to volunteer, we would love to have them join us. Please consider praying about it and reaching out to us if you have questions about hosting or helping to host a backyard VBS. All hosts are required to be current members of our Canyon Springs Church community, be screened, and background checked, and completed a statement of faith. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
Will you join us in prayer as we continue still to reach kids for Jesus in this new way? We believe the most powerful response to pandemic-induced uncertainty is a bold proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our VBS program wouldn’t be possible without the gracious help and commitment of our volunteers… and we have PLENTY of opportunities available for both adults and youth.
Opportunities are available to help both during and before VBS! These range from prepping crafts, helping with check-in, setting up/tearing down, coordinating t-shirt orders and much more! If you’re interested in helping in any capacity, click on the registration link above and follow the prompts for volunteers.