Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for Vacation Bible School. Several churches in our community host some great VBS events every year, so the South Walton Ministry Association (S.W.M.A.) was led to reach out to all the churches in our area to request cooperation in sharing and promoting VBS events in South Walton again for the fourth year in a row. Several churches are trying some different approaches this year in light of the pandemic and its effect on volunteers. “Nevertheless, we aim to provide a one-stop-shop for parents and grandparents to access information on this year’s VBS activities throughout South Walton,” says Dr. Scooter Ward, Associate Pastor of Community Church and President of the S.W.M.A.
We are so thankful that seven of our churches have shared information to communicate with everyone in our community about the VBS dates, which span several weeks of the summer. Dr. Ward mentions, “The churches involved understand the mindset of building Christ’s Church—not just our individual churches—and God is glorified when we all work together for His Kingdom.” God is doing some great things in our South Walton area churches and we hope this year’s VBS events will all be great successes in reaching others with the Good News of Jesus Christ—the Light of the World.
Please reference the 2021 Vacation Bible School schedule (below), as you make your summer plans and we invite you to be a part of the many VBS events listed, whether you bring kids, volunteer to help or both. See each church’s website for more information and details. We hope to continue this initiative in the years to come and recruit other churches to get involved with us, so the entire SoWal community—both churched and unchurched—have access to ALL VBS events each year. We have taken the initiative, so the opportunity to get involved is in your court!
Special Thanks to Point Washington United Methodist Church, Christ the King Episcopal Church, Chapel at Crosspoint, Good News United Methodist Church, Community Church of Santa Rosa Beach, Seagrove Baptist Church, and Destiny Worship Center for your making our S.W.M.A. 2021 V.B.S. Initiative a great success.