Vacation Bible School 

The First Baptist Church of Greater Des Moines offers a robust Vacation Bible School (VBS) each summer. This annual Christian education event encompasses a variety of hands-on and online activities to equip, encourage and energize children about the love of Jesus.

Here’s our 2023 VBS in partnership with two other churches in Johnston, St. Paul Presbyterian  and St. James Lutheran:

The First Baptist Church of Greater Des Moines has joined a partnership with two other Johnston churches to provide a Vacation Bible School this summer!

The partnership is with St. Paul Presbyterian Church, 6426 Merle Hay Road, and St. James Lutheran Church, 5665 Merle Hay Road.  

This summer’s VBS, which is for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade children, will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, June 19-22, at St. James.  The theme is “Dreams and Schemes,” the story of Joseph. The format includes Bible study, crafts and activities, snacks, and reflections on each day’s lesson about Joseph’s amazing faith.

First Baptist has not had a VBS for several years, and the Executive Board has enthusiastically approved the partnership, which allows three local churches to work together to provide a summer Christian education program for the community’s youth. 

St. Paul and St. James have worked together in the past to provide a VBS. Last year the program had more than 40 children and this year they are anticipating at least 50 to 60.  These churches have warmly welcomed First Baptist as a partner in this annual fun event.

To register for VBS, click on this link: