Monday-Friday, July 16-20
Kids with special needs have always been welcome to attend Vacation Bible School (VBS) here at Concordia. Last year, we “took it up a notch” and had buddies available for those who needed one-on-one assistance in order to participate.
What about the kiddos who need to be taught in an alternate, self-contained environment with modified curriculum and materials to better aid their comprehension of the Bible lesson? Or … what about the kiddos who are not able to attend a typical high-energy VBS with 350 other children because of their significant needs? This year, it is our goal that EVERY child who wants to participate in VBS and grow closer to God is able to do so!
Here are the various ways a child with special needs might participate in VBS at Concordia in 2018:
- Full inclusion in all VBS rotations; no assistance required
- Full inclusion in all VBS rotations, with the assistance of a buddy
- Self-contained setting for Bible study rotation only (NEW!)
- VBS for Kids with Special Needs-from 1:30pm-3:30pm; Monday-Thursday, July 16-19 (NEW!)
Concordia will offer an alternate, shorter, four-day VBS in the afternoon—just for kiddos with special needs! In this VBS setting, those with significant needs (whose parents have decided that they would not be able to attend a typical VBS) will be able to receive the care and attention that they require along with lessons and materials designed just for them. It is through prayerful and thoughtful consideration that the parents and Concordia’s Special Needs Ministry, as a team, decide which environment or combination of environments would be best suited for each child.
Volunteer to work with our friends with special needs
We have the following opportunities on the Special Needs VBS Team in the morning (9:00am-noon) and/or afternoon (1:30-3:30pm):
- One-on-One Buddies
- Bible Study Leader/Assistant
- Recreation Leader/Assistant
- Music Leader/Assistant
- Crafts Leader/Assistant