See a review of the Urban Ministries 2014 VBS theme, The Jesus Connection
The Urban Ministries 2014 VBS theme is "The Jesus Connection" and it gives us another great option for reaching out specifically to African American communities.
The Jesus Connection uses Internet terminology to try and express Biblical truths. It explains that being in fellowship with Jesus is similar to being online and that, like the Internet, God is available 24/7. They emphasize that God invites us to have fellowship with Him anytime and anywhere.
They say that to live in fellowship is to have a 'real time' connection with Him and that "when you are connected to Jesus, you want to live like Him."
Urban Ministries has partnered with the Grammy award-winning artist, Edwin Hawkins, in the production of their musical selections, which are amazing.
Every facet of this VBS program has been designed to address spiritual development, Bible learning, social development, cultural awareness, and educational development.
There are 10 lessons that can be used either for a 5 or 10 day program. Materials are available to help meet the needs of students from Preschooler to Adult.
If you are searching for VBS materials to use with youth, you can't go wrong with "The Jesus Connection."
Thank you, Urban Ministries!
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"The Jesus Connection VBS program encourages students to stay connected to their Savoir. Whether it's through the printed word, online, or through social media, Jesus is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. This program encourages constant fellowship and spiritual engagement, which produces character-building qualities such as trustworthiness, purity, faith, compassion, salvation, Christian service, and loyalty."
"The Jesus Connection utilizes digital and social media terminology to express Biblical truth. With today’s technology, God’s Word is accessible seven days a week, 24 hours a day. He invites us to have fellowship with Him anytime and anywhere using curriculum, computers, tablets, or cell phones. Therefore, students are encouraged to stay connected to Him every day!"
Urban Ministries, Inc is the largest, independent African-American owned and operated Christian Media Company. Their offices are located in Chicago, Illinois
VBS MOTTO: ...What a friend
VBS SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 1:9 - “God…invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord”
MSRP: $79.99 - Starter Kit
PROGRAM LENGTH: 5 or 10 day program
AGE RANGE: Preschool through high school
SCRIPTURE TRANSLATION: The Living Bible
NOTES: The Urban Ministries 2014 VBS theme The Jesus Connection defines character building qualities and teaches students how to live in fellowship with Jesus. To quote them: "To live in fellowship (with Jesus) is to have a real time connection with Him."
*Days 1, 2, 6, 7, and 10 work well as a 5-day VBS.
Visit the Urban Ministries 2014 VBS official website page: THE JESUS CONNECTION