Monday-Thursday, July 8-11
Children with special needs have always been welcome to attend VBS here at Concordia. Last year we took it up a notch and began offering VBS just for children with special needs in the afternoon.
It is our goal that EVERY child who wants to participate in VBS and grow closer to God is able to do so!
This year, we will again offer an alternate, shorter, four-day VBS for children with special needs the week of July 8th from 10:00am-12:00pm. That’s a week early! In this VBS setting, children with significant needs whose parents have decided that they would not be able to attend a typical VBS will receive the care and attention that they require along with lessons and materials designed just for them.
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
- VBS for Kids with Special Needs from 10:00am-noon, July 8-11
- VBS for Young Adults with Special Needs from 10:00am-noon, July 8-11 (NEW!)
VBS for Kids with Special Needs is best for children 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 and/or who are not able to attend a typical high-energy VBS with 350 other kids because of their significant needs. It is through careful and thoughtful consideration that the parents and the Special Needs Ministry, as a team, decide which environment or combination of environments would be best for the child.
Volunteer to work with our friends with special needs
We have the following needs on the Special Needs VBS Team either July 8-11 and/or July 15-19:
- One-on-One Buddies
- Bible Study Leader/Assistant
- Recreation Leader/Assistant
- Crafts Leader/Assistant