What Vacation Bible School Looks Like in a Nursing Home

One of the church’s most effective outreach to kids may also offer an opportunity to minister to the elderly. According to a Christianity Today report, one church recently held a Bible school in a retirement home. For two hours between breakfast and lunch, they brought Bible lessons, snacks, and crafts to a 14-person crowd 80, 90, and even 100 years older than traditional VBS students. But sharing the old Bible stories in a simple way and making simple crafts met the residents current needs since many are hard of hearing, have poor vision, and operate with limited motor skills. The Vacation Bible School program also allowed for more interaction than when a local minister comes in to preach a weekly sermon.

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