Summer Renewal, formerly known as Vacation Bible School, provides time to enjoy Bible study during the summer when most Sunday School and Bible study classes are in recess for summer vacation. It is generally held the third week in July and it provides programs for all ages - nursery through adult.
Because First Baptist sees Summer Renewal
as a time of learning and fun for students of all ages, the curriculum is both age and theme appropriate. Summer Renewal
provides a nursery program for two-year-olds, a pre-school program for three- and four-year olds, an elementary program for 1st through 6th graders, a junior high program for 7th and 8th graders and a senior high program for teens in the 9th through the 12th grades.
Additionally, each year First Baptist is blessed to have a tremendous turnout for the adult class, which is usually taught by a guest speaker.
For those who feel they are too old for the teen classes and too young for the adult classes, we provide a young adult class. Periodically, special classes are held e.g., youth leadership training, discipleship training, etc.
We boast over 500 people in attendance each year with 120 of our members volunteering to serve on one or more of the following committees:
- First Aide
- Awards and Certificates
- Audio Visual
Volunteer instructors train teachers chosen from the First Baptist congregation, who serve during Summer Renewal.
In addition, the First Baptist Security Ministry provides for our security, volunteer photographers capture moments to remember and those with the experience manage any equipment needed on site.
Oversight for all of the committees is the responsibility of the Summer Renewal
Coordinator, who receives advice and support from the Director of Discipleship.