on vbs

vacation bible school

For over 60 years, Redwood Chapel has hosted a summer Vacation Bible School.  During that time, thousands of kids have heard about Jesus Christ in a fun and supportive atmosphere and made decisions to follow Jesus.  Since 1995, VBS has been a joint effort between three Castro Valley churches.  During this time, it has had significant growth in both numbers of kids attending, as well as in scope of the program. The VBS program of this caliber and scale can only be sustained at this level thanks to the generous support of each of the three churches financially, by providing volunteers, and supplying equipment and decorations. Prior to  VBS 2018, one of the partner churches let us know that they decided to move in a different direction for 2019.


Redwood Chapel remains committed to having kids in our community hear about Jesus through a week long summer event. As such, we spent several months evaluating whether Redwood Chapel would continue with a scaled-back version of VBS or whether God is leading us to pursue other alternatives. We have prayerfully decided to launch a new program called LIFE Summer Camp for kids in 2019.

We are very thankful

for the thousands of volunteer staff who have served at VBS over the years and those who have prayed for and financially supported this ministry.  We hope you will continue to partner with us as

Redwood Chapel remains committed to the goal of

introducing kids to Jesus.

NEW in 2019

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