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Church brings Jerusalem to Missouri for immersive VBS
Nevada Church of the Nazarene members taught a lesson in carpentry through immersive VBS experience
A Missouri church has undertaken a VBS project that brought together multiple generations for an immersive experience into biblical Jerusalem.
Nevada Church of the Nazarene in Nevada, Missouri, is one of the smaller churches in town, averaging around 40 to 50 people per Sunday. Lead Pastor Megan Allen and her staff had been wondering how to implement VBS as a small church when Children’s Director Lesa Claypool came across a curriculum that was an immersive biblical experience.
In order to accomplish the ambitious program, they decided to move beyond VBS’ traditional one-week timeframe to five consecutive Sunday services.
Each Sunday, there are several rotating stations that are book-ended by an opening and closing service. The stations, including crafts and snacks, are historically and culturally accurate, an aspect Allen and her staff felt was important.
“Sometimes we need a reminder that we typically read scripture through our Western civilization lenses,” Allen said. “We wanted this to help us understand the Jewish background of Jesus.”
As church members experience the VBS, people of all ages said they learned things that they had never thought about when reading the Bible.
During rotations, they attend “Synagogue School,” where they are taught their lessons for the day. In the “bakery,” they eat and learn about important parts of the Passover meal and other traditional foods of the time.
Crafts are done in the “marketplace,” where they learn about basket weaving, traditional jewelry, and even carpentry. Throughout the first four weeks, the response has been positive.
“The people who have gotten involved have really enjoyed it,” Allen said.
Part of what makes the church’s efforts unique is the fact that it is fully intergenerational. Each rotation group is made up of a mix of children and adults. Since the event is replacing their traditional Sunday service during these five weeks, it’s allowed church members to grow together.
One of the final rotations is a small group time where the participants talk about the message Allen gave in “Synagogue School” and the many things they’ve learned. The station is where many of the intergenerational conversations take place.
One adult told Allen that they had never thought about what type of culture Jesus was living in despite being a Christian their entire life.
by Daniel Sperry for Nazarene News 01 Jul 2022
Opportunities to Give and Serve
We are looking for helpers in the following areas. Please text the church phone at 520-709-0815 and we will get you set up!
⎆Mosaic Cleaning Team
⎆Soundbooth OR slide operator
⎆Children's Church helpers
Dear Church family,
As you probably know, the Loveworks building has sold and we don't yet have a new location. Many heartfelt thanks to all of those who helped in the cleaning out of the old facility. It was a daunting task made easier by all who helped. We are praying that God will lead the Loveworks ministry to a new location where we can continue to serve those in need. In the meantime, we will not accept donations as there is not enough storage to hold them. Continue to keep this ministry in prayer as we look for a new location.
Yours in Christ,
Contact Barbara Keeler: (520) 709-8925
You may always designate how you would like your offerings to be used for Mosaic Ministries besides our general fund. Here are some ministries in which you may want your offerings to go:
✎ LoveWorks ✎ Children's Ministry ✎ MOPs ✎ Prison Ministry
✎ Outreach ✎ Women's Ministry ✎ Facilities Upgrade Fund
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M O S A I C K I D S
This week's lesson is:
Humor... Kind of
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