Singer, storyteller, theologian Ed Kilbourne is leading a new format for the senior saints and sages of the church, a Vacation Bible School experience for older adults.
After being introduced to the idea and doing an event at Parkway Heights UM Church in Hattiesburg, MS a couple of summers back, Ed has five senior adult VBS series under his belt with eight more coming up this summer and fall.
The actual event is three days, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to noon with a fellowship meal to follow. But as seniors are prone to do, folks start gathering at 9:30 to 10:00 and then stay around after lunch. The session is filled with music and stories, teaching and exploring the Bible with Ed’s trademark humor and insight. He calls it “The Word Made Fresh”.
The majority of the events begin with Ed leading in worship on Sunday morning and following that with a free concert in the afternoon. This helps kick off the Monday thru Wednesday school and also gives the rest of the congregation an opportunity to hear this artist and teacher.
If you would like more information about the format, his tour schedule or possibly bringing Ed to your church, you can get the rest of the story at www.edkilbourne.com