What is VBS?

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a week dedicated to teaching children about God. Through music & song, Bible lessons, skits and various activities, we share the good news that God loves YOU to each and every child.

Our goal each and every year is for each child who comes to VBS to have a positive, meaningful experience that will stick with them for the rest of their life. Most of the children who attend VBS at Worthington Christian Church do not regularly attend our church. Some of them don’t go to church at all. This is our chance to lift them up with a positive message about how wonderfully loved they are.

It is for this reason that we offer VBS free of charge to the children in our community. We consider it our privilege to share God’s great love to each and every child that walks through our door.

When is VBS?

We offer two identical sessions for Vacation Bible School, one in the morning and one in the evening. Children (age 3 to sixth grade) may attend one or both sessions if they wish.

Parents, please be aware that our morning session is by far our more popular one so it fills up very quickly. If your child is able to attend the evening session, please consider enrolling them.

Our PM session is July 12-16 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

Our AM session is July 13-17 from 9:30 AM to Noon.

Mission Focus 2020: TBA

Every year we have a specific mission focus for Vacation Bible School. The mission focus for 2020 hasn’t yet been announced, our focus in 2019 was on Ethiopia.

In 2018, we sent Jake & Taneille Lowe and Joy Sherrod to plant churches in the Assosa area (near the Sudan border). WCC’s newest mission partners are in Ethiopia now and they reported a need for a new water well and church building. Kids for our 2019 VBS were encouraged to give to this much needed project!

As always, we have a friendly competition between the boys and girls to see which group can raise the most money during VBS week. The competition can get pretty crazy! For example — for our 2018 Vacation Bible School, we raised a total of $9,132.60 that went toward our missionaries in New Zealand by raising money to help them plant a church there. The boys narrowly won that year by only .94 cents.

Giving Online

If you have a Realm account, you can give online to the specific VBS Ethiopia Mission fund you want to support: Boys or Girls.

If you don’t have a Realm account, no worries! You can still give online. Just click the button below and it will take you to our giving page. After designating how much you want to give, click the drop down menu and scroll down to “VBS – Ethiopia – Boys” or “VBS – Ethiopia – Girls.” If you have trouble, please contact the church (614-885-8389).

Give to the VBS Ethiopia Mission


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.

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