2015 Is Taking Us On A Journey To Learn From The Experts

Welcome to 2015! As you read this post, hundreds of VBS leaders are preparing to embark on a journey to VBS Preview next weekend in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains at Ridgecrest, North Carolina. If you haven’t already registered, what are you waiting for? During the 10 years of Preview thousands of VBS leaders from across North America and beyond have gathered to be equipped, challenged, and inspired to take their Bible schools to new levels of expertise and success. Along the way ... Continue Reading

'Twas Three Weeks Before Preview

'Twas three weeks before Preview (five weeks for Nashville), when all through LifeWay, Every creature was scurrying; even the office mouse named Ray; The boxes were packed on the dock with care, In realization the truck soon would be there; The Specialist longed for time in their beds; While last minute details swirled in their heads; And the Logistical Team with their logistical map, Had devoured gallons of caffeine in prep for that long final lap, When down the hall there arose such a ... Continue Reading

6 Tips for Taking Your VBS to the Next Level

Some of us have been leading VBS for so long it becomes tempting and easy to go into autopilot mode by pulling out the plans from the previous year and just changing the dates. It is even more tempting when we have a great team that is willing to assume the same responsibilities as before. After all, if it ain't broke, why fix it?   The truth is, one of the biggest threats to a great VBS ministry is stagnation. Any ministry - including VBS - that becomes tired and worn out risks the ... Continue Reading

Off the Map - What's Your Story?

The VBS conversation has changed radically the past few years. We are no longer just talking about the outreach and evangelistic potential of the week of VBS, we are talking about the phenomenal opportunities of reaching entire families and staying connected long after the week of VBS has passed. We have been challenged to make VBS more evangelistic than ever before. We have been challenged to build bridges to spiritual orphans. We have been challenged to reach not only children but ... Continue Reading