VBS Teaches Children How to Change the World with Compassion

When North Broadway United Methodist Church announced that the theme of vacation bible school was Compassion Camp, the response was overwhelming.

Compassion Camp is a vacation bible school curriculum by Illustrated Ministry. Geared toward kindergarten through 5th graders, the program explores what it means to have compassion for others, ourselves and the world through loving-kindness.

During the week, students enjoyed fun crafts, games and exciting music. They also learned Compassion in Action; activities to help them think creatively about small acts of compassion.

Heather Nordgren, Director of Children, Youth and Mission and Outreach said, “We had more kids show up for Sunday worship from the community who attended VBS than we’ve ever had in my seven years here.”

As a result of the successful program, North Broadway is planning Compassion Camp experiences on Saturdays in the Fall.