Minister of Children and Youth
| Brandon Corley was blessed to grow up as the son of a Baptist minister. His family moved to the South Carolina Lowcountry as a child and he graduated from Thomas Heyward Academy in 1997. Later, his Father was called to a church in Westminister, SC. While living there, Brandon earned an Associates Degree in Business Adminstration. He and his wife, Robin, were married in 2001. They built a home and moved back to the Lowcountry to Sheldon, SC in 2004/ They have three sons, Nathan, Jacob and Caleb.
Brandon has a heart for serving God. He is passionate about leading others to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, particularly youth and children. The summer of 2015 will welcome his ninth year of youth ministry.
Children and Youth
If you don't know what fun church can be, you will after you visit VFBC Youth and Children's ministries. Students have the opportunity to learn about the Bible through AWANA on Wednesday evenings, missions projects and bible study on Sunday nights and on Sunday mornings during Sunday School.
Raising children with hearts for missions is a goal of the children and youth ministries at VFBC. We take opportunity to do mission work locally, statewide and nationally. Each year the youth go a national mission trip over Spring Break followed buy youth camp with a missions emphasis - MFUGE camp and CENTRIFUGE camp at one of South Carolina's Baptist Colleges. During the summer months, the youth do biweekly mission projects, but during the school year, the youth do weekly mission projects. All of these projects train these students for the end of summer state mission trip.
The children learn a lot about missions on Sunday nights in GA's (girls grades 1-6) and RA's (boys grades 1-6). They also go to Centrikid camp where they learn more about the Bible and missions. Each month the children participate in a mission project on Wednesday nights during AWANA.
AWANA helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community. As a ministry leader for over 60 years, AWANA is making an impact. (Awana.org)
Over the Summer, we always gear up for VBS! Vacation Bible School this year is July 20-24 from 5-8:30 pm. The theme this year is VBS Scavenger Hunt! No matter if you are searching for items in the back yard or on the high-tech quest to find a Geo Caching box, everyone loves an exciting scavenger hunt! Join Jeff Slaughter on this VBS adventure-filled scavenger hunt, which begins at Matthew 7:7 and follows a scripture-packed path through Bible Studies, Worship & Drama, Craftivities, Games and more; all to help your kids understand their place in God's story. (BrentwoodBenson.com)
Of course, they are those activities that are "just for fun" like days at the waterparks, movies mornings, and sometimes we just go out to eat pizza!
Mission Friends How young can a child be and still learn Christian missions concepts? The blocks of faith and a basic awareness of God's love for all people.
Girls in Action® (GA®) is a missions discipleship organization for girls. Every girl in grades 1–6 can be a part of GA! Through GA, girls learn about, pray for, give to, and do missions work. They also make new friends and have lots of fun!
Royal Ambassadors ® (RA®) is a missions discipleship organization for boys in grades 1-6. Through hands-on activities that encourage spiritual growth, games and sports, and mentoring relationships with RA leaders, RA members become a faith-based brotherhood.
Youth on MissionSM is a coed missions organization for students ages 12–17 or in grades 7–12. Youth on Mission offers students in your church opportunities to grow in their relationships with God and their peers, and helps students learn they can be a part of God’s work in the world.
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