From the Archives: VBS - An Event to Remember

We're celebrating 90 - that's 90 years of providing the very best VBS curriculum, resources, and training - by going to the archives for ideas and advice that is just as relevant today as the day it was first printed. The following article was originally published in 1998. Some of my clearest memories from childhood are of Vacation Bible School. A few of them are eating ice cream on the front lawn of the church, the minister of music leading songs for my class, gathering for the large group ... Continue Reading

Advice From the Experts - Involving Teenagers in VBS

The best VBS leaders are learners, and the best learners enjoy sharing with others what they have learned through trial and error. Following are words of advice that have been collected through the years from great leader-learners just like you. Don’t assume teens don’t enjoy VBS – they do. Especially when you include good snacks, messy games, and off-site activities. Get the youth leader/minister on board and you will get the youth on board. Give Youth VBS a name that relates to the ... Continue Reading

It's Time to Pray for VBS Down the Street and Around the World

The third Sunday of May (17th) is National Day of Prayer for VBS. The day serves as a reminder that the transformational ministry of Vacation Bible School is Kingdom work. The mission and impact of VBS is far greater than just one church, one denomination, or one country. It's a day to pause from the hurried pace of preparation to reflect on why we do VBS in the first place, and it's a time to give thanks for the results of previous Bible schools and the potential of schools to ... Continue Reading

Advice from the experts - Registration Team

The best VBS leaders are learners, and the best learners enjoy sharing with others what they have learned through trial and error. Following are words of advice that have been collected through the years from great leader-learners just like you. Streamline registration by creating packets that include a registration card, name tag, and parent information. If using an electronic registration system, keep a binder with a hard copy of the information for emergencies. You never know when the ... Continue Reading