MOSES Inc sees encouraging numbers at training conference

(Photo by MOSES Inc.)

(Image by MOSES Inc.)

Mexico (MNN) — Vacation Bible School (VBS) isn’t just an American tradition. Nor is it something that only American’s can  be involved with.

One of the trips MOSES Inc. takes every summer is to Ensenada, Mexico. This peer-led mission trip focuses on VBS and house building (read more about this year’s trip here).

But before the trip begins, the church leaders have to have a plan for what they will teach. This is why an indigenous-led, three-day conference is so important in kicking off the summer Bible club successfully.

For the past 14 years, MOSES has assisted at the training conference.

This year was no different. A young lady “went down a week ahead of time with another adult leader to assist with the conference that we do each year…for local church leaders to come and learn the Vacation Bible School program for the summer,” says Judy VanderArk of MOSES.

This year, 125 churches were represented by over 400 people.

“We’ve been doing that for 14 years now, and each year it increases in attendance and new churches come. It’s entirely led by the indigenous church leaders,” VanderArk explains.

The 3-day conference had over 100 volunteers demonstrating how to conduct VBS.

If you’re already involved in VBS instruction, this may be something you want to consider. The conference itself requires people who are bilingual to help. For the VBS classes, you can check here for upcoming trips next summer.