Why Vacation Bible School matters

As some of you probably know, we (LifeWay Christian Resources) keep statistics on VBS participation in SBC churches.  Every time I take a look at these statistics, I'm humbled that God allows me to even be a small part of such a great ministry! I'm not sure that there is another church event that can have the impact on children and families that VBS does. It is an event that has proven itself year after year to be extremely effective in reaching unchurched families. Here are some statistics from ... Continue Reading

VBS makes a difference

I didn't go to the SBC annual meeting this year (someone has to stay back at the office!), but have already heard great things about the pastors luncheon honoring 200 SBC churches that experienced the largest VBS enrollment increases over the past 5 years.  Did you know that one in four baptisms in the Southern Baptist Convention last year happened as a result of VBS?  I'm a little obsessed with Vacation Bible School  - in my defense, it is kind of part of my job. (And I guess there are worse ... Continue Reading