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VBS 2019 | ReNew: Grow in Faith. Have Fun. Change the World

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St. Aidan's Episcopal Church

13560 Cogburn Road

Milton, GA 30004

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What Is ReNew: The Green VBS?

Across the church, the call to care for creation has been growing. While some churches have started green teams, planted community gardens, and led community efforts to go green, others are struggling to know where to begin. And that’s where ReNew comes in!

ReNew is an environmentally-focused VBS program that inspires kids and adults to grow in faith, have fun, and change the world as they practice stewardship of creation!

You can still expect many of the things you love about VBS—kids learning about Jesus, exploring God’s Word, singing and celebrating, and engaging different intelligences—but we have modified and simplified the program to make it green, centered on stewardship of creation, and action-oriented for a big impact on the participants, your community, and the world.


What does each day at ReNew VBS look like?

ReNew uses a modified rotation model. That means kids rotate through Self, Community, and World activity sites each day, where they explore what the Bible story and creation care mean for their everyday lives—and for all creation around the globe. Each activity site incorporates a multiple-intelligences approach to learning, which means kids experience the Bible story using all five senses and live out a call to care for creation through service-oriented activities.


Where Does the Bible Fit In?

God’s creation is a gift we all share. We all live in it together and depend on it together. Caring for it—together—is both a good work and collective act of faith. The Bible is filled with stories and teachings that reveal our dependence on God through the bounty of the earth. In fact, you could hardly tell the story of the chosen people or hear one of Jesus’ parables without the water, trees, wilderness, animals, and weather that form their backdrop. ReNew weaves together this rich natural imagery with engaging activities kids love, resulting in a deeper, more memorable experience of the Word.

ReNew VBS focuses on one story, Jesus’ Parable of the Sower, so kids can explore this parable in-depth, rather than trying to learn multiple non-consecutive stories over a short period of time. Digging into the story from the perspectives of Self, Community, and World also allows kids to relate to the text and build a relationship with the Bible.

Each day at ReNew, kids aged 4 through 5th grade hear the entire Bible story, but then focus on one section of it to discover what the passage means for them and how it relates to caring for God’s creation.

Finally, the activities in ReNew are centered in stewardship. Kids learn, create, and do things that change their world. Their faith is put into action and impacts the wider community.


I've got some questions. Who can I connect with at St. Aidan's?

Ellen Keel, Assistant Director of Family Ministries | children@staidans.org

Lauren FitzHugh, Director of Family Ministries | youth@staidans.org

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13560 Cogburn Road

Milton, GA 30004

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