Celebrating 90: Did You Know? Part 2

As LifeWay's VBS team continues celebrating 90 years of VBS heritage we thought you might enjoy these milestone facts.

  • The first VBS was called Everyday School and held in New York City in 1898.
  • Approximately 80,000 professions of faith are made each year during thee week of VBS.This number does not include the decisions made public in the following days and weeks.
  • LifeWay's VBS music from previous years is available on iTunes.
  • Average VBS enrollment is 100 including workers.
  • Approximately 10 percent of people attending VBS claim to be unchurched.
  • LifeWay produces VBS resources for preschoolers and kids in Spanish.
  • LifeWay produces VBS resources based on the same Biblical theme and Scripture for every member of the family including kids and adults with special needs.
  • In 1992 Southern Baptist churches hit a VBS enrollment record of 3,709,174.
Celebrating 90: LifeWay Christian Resources began publishing VBS resources in 1925 under the leadership of Dr. Homer Grice.

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