First-time VBS Participants: Our average attendance during VBS week is around 1,100, with some days seeing attendance close to 1,500. While VBS is divided into two sessions, things can get pretty busy before, and after, each session. You will see a lot of parents and children in the parking lot and throughout the building. If you are doing a walk-in registration, plan to arrive early. There will be a line.
Parking: If you are dropping your child off for VBS, you will be directed to park the BACK parking lot off of Highbluffs Blvd. A uniformed Columbus police officer and VBS volunteers will direct traffic and guide you to available parking spots — please be patient and follow their directions as their primary job is to ensure the safety of parents and children as they walk from their car into the building.
Child Pick-up: Traffic on Rt. 23 can get busy, which means you might run late picking up your child after VBS. No worries! All we ask is that you please call the church office (614-885-8389) to let us know that you are running late so we can inform both your child and their Crew Leader. A volunteer will wait with your child until you arrive.
Open & Closing Ceremony: The Opening and Closing Ceremony for VBS is a big deal. (Especially the last Opening and Closing Ceremony on the last day of VBS.) We encourage you to stick around to see either the Opening or Closing Ceremony at least once. It’ll get LOUD and WILD, but the kids love it! (Have your camera ready.)
Parent Lounge: We do offer a Parent Lounge for parents who wish to stay while their children attend VBS. A Crew Leader can guide you to the Parent Lounge.
Celebration Sunday is July 14
We’re altering our worship schedule for VBS Celebration Sunday by offering two worship services on July 14 at 9:45 & 11:00 AM. We want young, old, and everyone in between to come together to mark an awesome week at VBS.
Join us for worship at 9:45 or 11:00 AM, then celebrate with us out back!
There will be a giant slide and bounce house for the kids, food trucks, a DQ Ice Cream cart, obstacle course and music. We will have some shady areas and tables/chairs available, but you may want to bring an extra lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
Don’t forget to bring cash for food & ice cream and wear plenty of sunscreen!