It's Not Too Late to Take VBS to the Yard

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Vacation Bible School (VBS) continues to be one of the most effective evangelistic events conducted by thousands of churches each year, yet millions of families remain unreached. Many of these families live in the shadows of church buildings while others live many miles away. Some are invited but choose not to attend for a variety of reasons including lack of transportation. Others simply never receive an invitation. To meet this tremendous challenge it is time to take VBS outside the walls ... Continue Reading

It's A Perfect Day for the Playground

With VBS just days away now is a good time to visit the playground. Not to frolic and play - although that is not such a bad idea - but to ensure the equipment and grounds are in good repair. Check for the following: Fence is in good repair Gates are secure and lockable and have a safety latch Sight lines are unhampered Playground equipment is at lest six feet away from fences and building Playground equipment is anchored and stable Sharp edges are covered Bolts and screws are ... Continue Reading

Advice From the Experts - Off The Map Opportunities

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. Conduct Youth VBS at a fun location as a weekend adventure. Partner with a mission or smaller-membership congregation to help them reach their community through VBS. Conduct VBS concurrently in multiple locations such as parks, schools, and homes ... Continue Reading

Why Choose Journey Off the Map for Your VBS?

I am often asked why a church should choose LifeWay's VBS resources. My first response is that ministry leaders can trust that LifeWay's resources are Biblically trustworthy, evangelistically focused, and deliver age appropriate content. Long before I came to LifeWay in 2006 I had a strong conviction that LifeWay produced the very best resources based on these three foundational components. My conviction has grown stronger with each passing year as I have observed and been a party to the new ... Continue Reading