VBS by the Numbers

It has taken a little longer than usual, but we finally have numbers from VBS 2012. Yep, you read it correctly - 2012. We always run a year behind in the numbers department to allow time for every church to submit there VBS data. For 2012 a total of 28,187 churches and missions reported hosting either a traditional VBS, and Backyard Kids Club, a mission VBS, or a combination of all three. This is a tremendous increase of 3,246 more Bible schools than 2011, and the largest number of schools ... Continue Reading

Back to (Vacation Bible) School!

Where did the summer go? If you are like me, the last couple of months have gone by in a blur of events, wacky schedules and, well, just stuff! But the smell of new school supplies is back in the air! (I just love the crisp feel of a new notebook and the smell of a fresh box of crayons. Please tell me I’m not the only one.) As families get back in the school groove, it’s a perfect time to reconnect with kids who came to your VBS. Here’s an idea or two: 1. Send a letter or email to kids who ... Continue Reading

Foto Friday: Church on the Queensway!

I've decided to mix it up a little bit for Foto Friday!  Last week I promised you the full scoop on Amazing Wonders Aviation VBS at Church on the Queensway in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!  It's always incredible to me to see how VBS comes alive in small and large settings alike!  And of course, God is present no matter what size the church!  Michael Read provided the following information about their day camp VBS, and lots of great pictures. Amazing Wonders Aviation Vacation Day Camp was absolutely ... Continue Reading

"Paint my foot blue!?" VBS Craft Idea Takes Flight!

Adam did not want anything to do with painting his foot blue! It was simply not going to happen—until Sally Cramer showed him that his blue foot would turn into a really cool blue airplane! His shoes and socks were off in a flash! Every year during VBS, Sally Cramer tries to come up with a hand print or foot print craft for her 2 & 3 year old VBS class. Check out this year's amazing fleet of little blue feet! "Parents love to have foot prints or hand prints at different stages of ... Continue Reading