Vacation Bible School

Many of you may be wondering about Vacation Bible School (VBS) this year with COVID-19. Because VBS is a larger gathering together of kids and adults, we will not be having VBS this year. In order to safely and effectively reach the children in our community for Christ this summer, we are looking to increase the number of 5-Day clubs held this summer in Pocatello and Chubbuck. Compared to VBS, 5 Day clubs are typically smaller and held outdoors. We have enough trained volunteers already to hold 2 clubs but because they are smaller than VBS, we need additional volunteers to make more clubs happen.

What is a 5-Day Club?

5 Day Club is a fun, safe, and effective way to reach the children and families in your community. For 1 ½ hour, each day (Monday – Friday) children ages 5 -12 gather to play high-energy games, hear exciting Bible lessons, missionary stories, and sing upbeat songs that teach unforgettable truths!

Who teaches 5-Day Club?

Teachers and helpers are screened and trained by Child Evangelism Fellowship and learn how to lead clubs and teach Bible lessons, songs, memory verses, and missionary stories.

Best of all, they learn how to counsel children who wish to trust Christ as Savior. With over 75 years of experience, CEF has developed materials that capture children’s attention, teach them biblical truths, and help them understand and respond to the Gospel.

What Can I do to Help?

Additional trained teachers are needed to hold more clubs and effectively reach the community this summer. There will be a 2 Day training in Pocatello, from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (lunch included), on June 3rd and 4th. Teachers must be 14yrs and older.

Other ways you can help:

  1. Host a 5-Day Club in your backyard in July.
  2. Bring snacks.
  3. Start praying for your 5-Day Club, the children, and families who will be reached and for your church to be able to build strong and lasting relationships with them.
  4. Identify other places to reach children and families in your community – parks, backyards, apartment complexes – anywhere where children gather!
  5. Give to invest in impacting your community for Christ.

Contact Susan Ganstrom (208) 244-1517 or Brad Thompson (208) 251-0499 to help with a 5-Day club or if you have any questions.

You can also go to for more information on Child Evangelism Fellowship.