|World’s largest online Vacation Bible School (VBS) offers free registration to churches and families, runs June 22-25 with repeat streaming June 29-July 2|
What Is the World’s Largest Online VBS?
|New Dimensions Evangelism and Faith Kidz Ministries have announced a four-day Virtual Bible Spectacular VBS Event (www.WOWVBS.live ) during the last two weeks of June. The WOW VBS live stream broadcast will feature various children’s ministry hosts, guest artists, and celebrity cameos from around the world. Each 30 to 40 minute WOW VBS Virtual Bible School program will include worship, Bible stories and teaching, magic, games, and a presentation of the Gospel message. |
New Dimensions president and long-time family entertainer/evangelist, Scott Humston, says these events will be free of charge for churches to host and share with their children’s ministries. With churches from 17 different countries already registered, they are anticipating this may be the “largest online Vacation Bible School event ever created.”
“WOW can be used by churches of all denominations, even if they already have virtual Vacation Bible School plans,” says Humston. “WOW is flexible enough to be combined with Zoom parties, crafts and game activities or any other programs churches want to offer to their families.”
This may be of particular interest to churches and individuals in light of lower church attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kids will still be able to attend VBS for free, even if they are still in lockdown. Pres. Trump has declared churches essential due to the many services churches provide to their local communities, including VBS. However, this year going to a local VBS might not be an option for many neighborhood children, making an online VBS the next best thing.
Steve Pennington, director of Faith Kidz, says the events will also help the participating entertainers who have been hurt financially due to tour and event cancellations during the Coronavirus quarantine.
“These kids ministry performers have lent their time and talent to make these shows fun, engaging, and highly entertaining,” says Pennington. “Though the events are completely free to everyone, we are accepting donations that will help cover the production costs as well as pay these incredible ministry leaders. We hope to also raise funds and awareness for our sponsoring partners World Vision, Because International, New Missions, Sunday Cool, and All Star Kids Club.”
What Will the WOW VBS Include?
The WOW VBS events will feature eleven magicians, comedians, bands, singers, teachers and children’s ministry leaders from countries incuding New Zealand, United Kingdom, and Australia. Churches can join the live stream events in a variety of ways, and Humston says churches who register online will receive free materials and instructions to share with their congregations.
“We are hoping to get 10,000 churches to join the WOW live streams,” says Humston. “Our goal is to have one million kids be part of this incredible, first-time event. In a scary, uncertain time when our children need some laughter and fun in their lives, we are also mindful that our kids also need to hear the Good News that can change their lives forever. That’s what WOW is all about.”
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When Is the WOW VBS?
WOW VBS will stream live June 22-25 with repeat streaming June 29-July 2. Churches, families, and individuals can register at http://www.wowvbs.live.
Who Is Scott Humston?
For over two decades, Scott Humston’s magic has been seen by over three million people in the U.S. as well as Canada, England, Scotland, Turkey and Belize. He was featured on the #1 television show, “Now You See It,” on the BBC channel in the United Kingdom. He has performed for major corporations such as Southwest Airlines, LEGO, Warner Brothers Records, as well as three performances at the White House. He is the associate editor of The Linking Ring magazine, a trade publication for the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He also serves as Territorial Vice-President for that organization, as well as being a member of the Magic Circle in London, England. For more information visit http://www.scotthumston.com.
Who Is Steve Pennington?
Steve Pennington has spent four decades as a writer, director, video producer, and performer. He has written shows for theme parks such as Six Flags and Silver Dollar City. His Pro-Kids family show has been performed in over 2000 elementary schools as well as for the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll. He served five years as the program director for children’s ministries at Saddleback Church and is currently the children’s pastor at Trevecca Community Church in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information visit www.faithkidz.org.
WOW, the world’s largest online VBS, takes place June 22-25 with repeat streaming June 29-July 2.
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