2019 Vacation Bible School
VBS Planning Help
Are you planning your Vacation Bible School or brainstorming themes for summer Bible programs? Check out the VBS! 2019 Reviews on Building Faith, offered through the Center for Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary. The reviews provide information about contents of new and perennial Bible-based camp programs, including costs, resources available with the different packages, and more.
Summer 2019 VBS Dates
'Power Up: Raise Your Game" at Grace Church Cathedral
Thinking about summer camp?
Since 1931, Camp Kanuga campers have been forming lifelong friendships, experiencing new adventures and growing in their faith through our welcoming Christian community. Camp Kanuga has rich traditions and exciting new programs that encourage transformation, growth, and renewal for all. The camp serves boys and girls ages 7-15 in age appropriate activities including; hiking, climbing, swimming, arts & crafts, archery, horseback riding, chapel, ropes course, team sports, camping, fishing and much more. For more information please visit www.campkanuga.org or call 828-692-9136, ext. 279.
Camp Gravatt is an Episcopal camp and conference center, located outside of Aiken, South Carolina, offers a summer camp for rising first through 11th graders.
Typical summer camp actiivies include: archery, arts & crafts, campfire, canoeing, challenge course, environmental education, faith formation, hiking, music, recreational sports, swimming, themed evening events, and worship. For more information, please visit www.campgravatt.org.
Resources for Christian Formation
Are you looking for a new curriculum for your Sunday School program? Building Faith has done the research for you with reviews for children, youth, and adults, as well as a resource on how to choose for your church. Find more at buildfaith.org.
Other online resources that we recommend:
The Center for the Ministry of Teaching at VTS offers lots of resources for teachers, including reviews of Vacation Bible School curricula, a blog, an online magazine and more. Find it online at the link above, or connect with CMT on Facebook.
Forma is an association and dynamic community of Christian educators, formation professionals, and their institutional partners that celebrates and upholds the diverse ministries of Christian formation across the the Episcopal Church.
Worshiping with Children offers a blog with amazing resources for each Sunday's lectionary. You can search by lesson or date.
Storypath provides names of children's books that tie in with the lectionary.
Center for Spiritual Resources is a resource portal put together by the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina.
Home resource online
GrowChristians.org is a website on practicing faith at home. The site is based on a central question: How do we grow as Christians ourselves and help younger people – especially in our own families and churches – to grow as Christians too? Writers will cover topics like family prayer, reading the Bible, how to talk about the cross, using music, art, cooking, and more. It's a partnership of Forward Movement and Plainsong Farm.
January 20-24, 2020 in Atlanta
Save the date for the 2020 Forma conference, which will be held in Atlanta. Many from our diocese attended the 2018 conference that we hosted in Charleston, as well as the 2019 event in Indianapolis. Watch the Forma website for registration when it opens later this year.