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ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) – The Baptist Convention of New Mexico is offering 2021 Vacation Bible School training in two locations during April. While COVID-19 canceled most Vacation Bible School programs in 2020, many churches plan to provide VBS for children in their church and community this summer.

Training this year is named to as “JumpStart Into VBS.” The convention is offering two JumpStart events, presented by its jumpstart team of Cynthia Evans and Vickie Czlapinski. Evans serves as children’s ministry coordinator and is the pastor’s wife at First Baptist Church, Cloudcroft. Czlapinski serves as children’s ministry director at First Baptist Church, Bloomfield.

The trainings cover the 2020 curriculum, Concrete & Cranes, and the 2021 curriculum, Destination Dig. Both are available for use this summer. Breakout sessions for the one-day training events include training for preschool age and up; assistance with recruiting volunteers; VBS rotation; training for both the 2020 and 2021 VBS curriculum; and much, much more.

The first training location will be held at First Baptist Church, Artesia, Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The next week, the second training location is Sandia Baptist Church, Albuquerque, Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Neither training provides lunch.

For additional information, contact Cynthia Evans, cynthiajevans@gmail.com, or Vickie Czlapinski, vickie@fbcbloomfield.com. Information is also available online at bcnm.com/vbs.

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