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Associational Vacation Bible School training dates set

I can remember as a little boy, my mother setting up a classroom where boys and girls would come and glue macaroni on boxes to make beautiful masterpieces.

Later I remember my mother setting up a room for Vacation Bible School at another church. When I asked what she was doing, she explained that VBS teachers from all over our county were coming to see ideas for teaching VBS that summer. As a child I couldn’t understand, but now I do. Associational VBS training clinics are greater today than ever before.

Two hundred leaders have already received training, and they are prepared to lead your associational clinic and show you great ideas for teaching and decorating for the Australian theme this year. If you want to gain a week’s worth of preparation in just a couple of hours, then search this list of Associational Clinics and find a training clinic near you. Please notice the three new Hispanic Training Clinics. A little bit of training will save a mountain of energy and time as you prepare for VBS this summer. This list and lots of decorating ideas also are posted at

VBS Training Clinics

Hispanic Training

March 28, Panhandle Association, Guymon, First, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 4, Tulsa, Iglesias Batista Immanuel, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 18, Edmond, Waterloo Road, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Associational Clinics

Arbuckle, 405/238-9365, March 29, Elmore City, First, 2-4:30 p.m.

Atoka-Coal, 580/889-5186, April 25, Southside VBS Fair, 8:30 a.m.

Beckham Mills, 580/928-2585, April 9, Elk City, First, 6:30 p.m.

Bryan, 580/924-2351, April 25, Colbert, First, 10 a.m.-noon.

Caddo, 405/247-2516, April 7.

Capital, 405/942-0244, April 2, Del City, First Southern, 6-9 p.m.; April 7, Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, 6-9 p.m.; April 23, Oklahoma City, Portland Avenue, 6-9 p.m.; April 25, Oklahoma City, Portland Avenue, 9 a.m.-noon.

Central, 405/375-3792, April 28, Kingfisher, First, 7 p.m.

Cherokee, 918/456-1731, May 9, Cherokee Baptist Assembly, 10 a.m.

Cherokee Strip, 580/234-2512, March 27, Enid, First.

Chi-Ka-Sha, 918/423-7892, April 4, Ada, First Indian

Cimarron, 918/225-2300, April 14, Oak Grove, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Comanche-Cotton, 580/353-2701, April 20, Lawton, Cameron.

Concord-Kiowa, 580/832-3962, April 7, Weatherford, First, 6:30 p.m.

Craig-Mayes, 918/825-3154, March 24, Pryor, First, 7 p.m.

East Central, 918/457-5155, March 28, Tahlequah, First, 1-3 p.m.

Enon, 580/223-5519 April 18, Marietta, First, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Frisco, 580/326-9625, April 25, Antlers, First, 9 a.m.-noon.

Grady, 405/224-0162, April 7, Chickasha, College Heights, 6:30 p.m.

Johnston-Marshall, 580/795-5584, March 28, Tishomingo, First.

Kay, 580/767-1656, April 21, Ponca City, Sunset, 6:30 p.m.

LeFlore, 918/647-8271, April 23, Poteau, First, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

M-S-W, 405/452-3405, April 7, Spring; April 14, Belvin.

Mullins, 580/255-0149, April 20, Lawton, Cameron.

Muskogee, 918/683-2875, March 24, Oldham, Memorial.

North Canadian, 918/652-3392, March 24, Dewar, First, 6:30 p.m.

Northeastern, 918/787-6070, March 31, Grove, First, 5:45 p.m.-Dinner, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; April 7, Miami, First, 5:45 p.m.-Dinner, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Northwestern , 580/256-2678, April 14, Mooreland, First, 7 p.m.

Panhandle, 580/338-6259, March 28, Guymon, Grace Southern,10 a.m.-noon.

Pittsburg, 918/423-2713, April 14, McAlester, First, 6:30 p.m.

Pottawatomie-Lincoln, 405/273-4558, April 28, Shawnee, Immanuel.

Rogers, 918/341-3419, April 21, Claremore, Memorial Heights, 6:30 p.m.

Salt Fork, 580/824-3478, April 28, Bethel Hawley.

Sans Bois, 918/469-3739, April 21, Stigler, First, 6 p.m.

Southwest, 580/482-4798, April 27, Altus, First, 6:30 p.m.

Tulsa Metro, 918/743-4545, March 24, Tulsa, First (Student Center, Directors & Pastors Only) 6:30-8:30 p.m.; April 18, Tulsa, First, 10 a.m.-noon; April 21, Owasso, Central, 7-9 p.m.; May 5, Tulsa, South, 7-9 p.m.

Union, 405/321-0864, March 31, Lexington, First, 7-9:30 p.m.; April 16, Blanchard, First, 7-9:30 p.m.; May 11, Oklahoma City, Southpark, 7-9:30 p.m.

Washington-Osage, 918/335-1255, April 2, Skiatook, First, 6-8 p.m.; April 6, Bartlesville, Eastern Heights, 6-8:30 p.m.

Author: Sara Graybill

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