VBS at Bethlehem 2019
We’re heading Into the Wild for Vacation Bible School 2019 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Knightdale! Join us June 9-13 as we have amazing encounters with Jesus, study God’s Word, make new friends, play awesome games and have lots of fun! Registration is now open — we’d love to see you there!
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What Is VBS?
It’s a great question! VBS is our way of sharing God’s amazing story with our community. Everyone is invited to join us each evening throughout the week for a time of learning, Bible stories, games, crafts and fellowship. It is open for all children from babies to adults. We even serve a meal each night prior to the start of each VBS session just to take the pressure off — but you’ll need to register in advance to let us know you’re coming so we can save a spot for you! Still on the fence about VBS? Check out this video to learn more …
For the Adults
VBS 2019 isn’t just for the kids — we have sessions each night for the adults, too! While the kids are in their groups learning about Jesus, playing challenging games and having awesome adventures, the adults gather in the sanctuary for a time of worship and to hear from some pretty incredible preachers of God’s Word! Check out this year’s lineup of speakers for the adult sessions of Vacation Bible School 2019.
Brian Upshaw is team leader of the Disciple-Making Team for the BSCNC. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to North Carolina, Brian served local churches in Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Brian holds a doctorate of philosophy, a master’s degree in theology and master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Brian is married to Brandie and they have two children.
Mark Smith serves as the senior consultant for Family Evangelism and Discipleship at the BSCNC. His passion is helping families create a disciple-making culture in their homes through God’s Word and the local church. Prior to joining the Convention, Mark served in student and family ministry for over 20 years.
Mark graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in engineering. He also earned a master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Parental Guidance Suggested, Home Sweet Dysfunctional Home, Proactive Parenting and Faith At Home.
Mark and his high school sweetheart, Sherri, have been married since 1987. The Lord has blessed them with four wonderful children: Abby, and her husband, Justus; and Adam, and his wife, Ashlynn.