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10 REASONS FOR YOUTH VBS
Perhaps you are tempted to skip this article to focus on VBS for children or on other youth events. In so doing, you risk neglecting a vital ministry opportunity for teenagers in your church. Take a moment to consider these reasons to conduct Youth Vacation Bible School.
1. Youth are never too old to study the Bible.
2. For effective Bible study, youth need variety.
3. Youth VBS helps lead students toward spiritual transformation.
4. Youth VBS builds leaders.
5. Youth VBS provides prospects for Sunday School.
6. Youth VBS provides a focus on missions.
7. Youth need to memorize Scripture.
8. Youth need fellowship with Christians.
9. Youth need to hear the gospel.
10. Youth need the One True Answer.
Perhaps the question you should be asking is, “Why are we not doing Youth VBS?,” for the benefits are clear. Youth VBS can make an impact in the lives of students.
Written by David Odom and originally published February 2002 in The Sunday School Leader. At the time Odom wrote this article he was serving as Minister to Students/Recreation, Hillwood Baptist Church, Huntsville, Alabama.