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

Equip Parents to Continue the Lessons of VBS at Home

Before we know it VBS has come and gone. Our opportunity to share the Gospel and make a lasting impact is temporary and fleeting. In the perfect scenario we have had the attention of a kid for 15 hours - ( 3 hours a day for 5 days) - and have used every moment to teach and reinforce Scripture. But you and I know VBS is rarely a perfect world. Even when we use every element (worship rally, Bible study, music, crafts, recreation, snacks, and even transition time as kids are rotating from one ... Continue Reading

Advice From the Experts - Snacks

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. Serve snacks outdoors for easier clean up. Provide alternative snacks for kids with allergies or medical conditions. Serve pre-packaged snacks that can be easily donated by church members. When serving snow cones place the ice in a cup instead ... Continue Reading

Advice From the Experts - Safety, Part 2

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. Do not allow adults not working in VBS to roam the building. Check the playground each day for cleanliness and the safety of equipment. Once the VBS session has begun, do not allow parents to walk the campus unescorted to locate their ... Continue Reading