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

The Best Time to Pray for VBS

Many of you have finished up VBS already-- the first week of June is THE busiest week for VBS! Some of you are in the midst of VBS, and some of you are still planning.  The best time to pray for VBS?  Always! While we love the fun of decorating for VBS and preparing crafts and snacks for the kiddos, our most favorite thing about VBS is that it is an amazing opportunity to share Christ with kids and their families. So whether you've finished VBS, are in the middle of one, or are still planning, ... Continue Reading

I scream, you scream, we all scream for VBS??

If you've been around kids for any amount of time, you know they can be LOUD!  What's more fun than to be a little loud during VBS? This year, make sure you don't miss these super fun Screamer Balloons.  They're long balloons that make a crazy "screaming" noise when you let the air out! Check out this funny video of some of our LifeWay Kids team trying them out for the first time. ... Continue Reading

Catching a New Vision: VBS 2013

Happy Thursday, VBS friends! I love Thursdays, don't you?  If you're anything like me, (busy!) you're looking forward to the weekend and a couple of days of rest, but you're thankful to still have two more days in the week to get everything on the "to-do" list done! How's your planning coming along so far?  What are you working on right now? I've got a couple projects on my plate right now (including a brand new social media feature for sharing ideas you guys are gonna LOVE!) that I'm really ... Continue Reading