The year 2020 has been a very interesting year for our Christ Church community. Covid-19 certainly changed the way we do ministry as a church and likewise how we do ministry to children. With the closure of our facilities and the increase of social distancing measures our annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) was restructured to become a virtual experience.
This presented our team with an exciting new challenge to engage kids throughout the community through our online platforms. As our team discussed our vision for virtual VBS, we came up with a “game-show” theme modeling the late 80’s game show “Double Dare”. With this concept, we scripted a mixer of fun, gospel-oriented games that would not only impact the children of Christ Church but the global community.
Through the help of our team and prayerful preparations, 42% of registrations were from the broader community and currently our videos have been viewed over 2500 times across all our Quest Kids social media platforms. As one parent shared, “This year’s virtual VBS was a blessing. For the first time, we were able to be together as a family nightly and experience all the fun and adventure that comes with having a relationship with God.”
In retrospect, Covid-19 certainly gave us another perspective to the effectiveness of a Virtual VBS. We are so grateful to know that God was always in control. He took our efforts and multiplied them to reach children and families we never thought possible to reach without this virtual approach.