Dear VBS Leaders,
It is with an exceptionally heavy heart that FLBC has made the decision to cancel summer team ministry this year. The circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have left us in a very difficult place in which to continue summer team ministry even in a modified way. The Board of Trustees wisely wanted to take some time to prayerfully explore with us these possible modifications, but it was determined to be too difficult to move forward when the situation into July is very unclear. For the safety of you, our host families, our youth, our children, and our congregations, we feel that this is the only way forward, albeit very disappointing.
I realize that for those moving forward with your VBS’s this is deeply disappointing news. I would encourage you to reach out to those FLBC students and/or other young people in your congregations to help serve in that ministry. We know God has not stopped working through you all in this pandemic. We stand in prayerful support of your ministries and regret not being able to come alongside you in this service.
As always, we welcome your questions and concerns. You can direct these to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve with you next summer.
Rev. Adam Osier