Happy Birthday from Your Friends at VBS

Thousands of churches concluded VBS 2013 over the weekend, and for thousands more this is day two. Approximately half of all schools will be conducted during the first three weeks of June. This news tempts many leaders to believe the work of VBS is over for another year, but in reality, just as VBS ends the real work begins! Now is time to make continued connections a priority - not only for the next few weeks but for the rest of the year. When an unchurched family filed out a VBS ... Continue Reading

Preparing for VBS Means Preparing for Follow-up Contacts

With the two biggest weeks of the VBS 2013 season just days away (more Bible schools are conducted during the first two weeks of June than any other week), we need to realize we are being given a rich gift - the gift of connecting with hundreds of thousands of unchurched families. For many families the week of VBS is the first and possibly only connection they will have with your church or any Christian church. It is a new beginning for both the families and the church. Growing these ... Continue Reading

VBS Workers Needed! Where Are They?

Recently we asked our VBS Facebook friends to share their prayer needs. Overwhelmingly the requests were for additional workers. Although I wish it were not the case, this response did not come as a surprise. Time and again we hear from VBS leaders that one of their greatest needs is willing workers. Here are six steps to consider during the final days of enlistment for VBS 2013. Step 1: Put your strongest and most experienced workers in speaking or lead roles. This will take the pressure off ... Continue Reading

May 19, 2013 – National Day of Prayer for VBS

   Have you ever flipped the switch on a lamp several times and nothing happened? Do you remember the frustration of, “Why isn’t this thing coming on?” during your fruitless flips up and down. What about that sheepish, “oh,” realization when you see the disconnected plug? This is a pretty good picture of our efforts to spread the gospel without prayer. Prayer is the power source that enlightens and charges our efforts. We are less than a month away from what are typically the two biggest ... Continue Reading