Cherrydale Baptist Church will not have a Vacation Bible School in 2019.

For many years, Cherrydale held a summer Vacation Bible School (VBS). Through VBS, children have come to know Jesus as their Savior, unchurched families have made Cherrydale their church home, and deep relationships have been formed.

However, VBS only lasts for five days. Unfortunately, after the program ends there are very few opportunities to continue ministering to families with the gospel. Although our mission from Jesus has not changed, we recognize the need to change our methods over time.

Family Events

Instead of focusing our resources on one week for VBS, we’ll partner with Camp Kids Place to plan four family events throughout the year. Family events are intended to highlight who Cherrydale is—a family connected through Christ. 

  • Potential events include a summer kick-off the last week in June, a fall festival, and an Easter-themed event.
  • Working parents will be able to participate (we’ll have the events on Saturdays) and we’ll have events for all ages of children.
  • Get involved: We will need people to run games, cook food, welcome newcomers, and so much more.

Our hope and prayers are that through these family events, deeper connections will be formed among and between the families of Cherrydale and Camp Kids Place.

Email Kelli Dudley, Children’s Ministry Director, at with comments and questions.