Vacation Bible School ideas began in 1894, in Hopedale, IL, where public school teacher D.T. Miles felt she limited by time constraints in teaching the Bible in Sunday School. (sound familiar?)
Hence, her history-making idea: a daily “school” to teach the Bible to children during the summer. So a local school was used for classes, and she had 40 students that first year, a concept that has been followed for the past 120!
Vacation Bible School Ideas should include Taylor Mason
Taylor Mason, also from Illinois, now offers a program that fits with every VBS ministry. Whether he is using his pig/animal puppets to tell the story of Noah’s Ark (how did Noah know how to build an ark? He studied “ARK-EOLOGY!”). Helping children learn the Ten Commandments (God gave them to Moses on two big tablets – and no, not because he had a headache!). A Taylor Mason presentation will incorporate the themes and key topics that are the core of any Vacation Bible School ideas curriculum.
Taylor has worked with children around the world and from all walks of life. His experience as a comedian, a ventriloquist, a musician and a teacher make him uniquely qualified to add an inspirational, unforgettable affirmation to any VBS. Concentrating on simple-but-clear principles – that Jesus is our Savior, and God works through people – Mr. Mason makes every personal appearance just that: personal.
His is more than just a puppet show or a sing-along-camp-song program. Because Taylor Mason “tailors” his work to the children, the staff, and the church he is working for. Children and adults become part of the event (again: God works through people! So let’s get the people involved!). The comedy and the material are more than a show. It’s a testimony to faith in Christ and the excitement that comes when consistent, time-honored truths making Vacation Bible School ideas more than just a highlight of the summer; but the beginning of a LIFELONG walk with Jesus.