Guest Post: Apologetics in Agency D3

The following post is written by Dr. Shane Garrison. Dr. Garrison has served as assistant professor of Educational Ministries in the Campbellsville University School of Theology for the past five years. He additionally serves as president and lead consultant of Maple Trail Ministry Consultants. I can’t wait for LifeWay’s VBS Agency D3 – Discover Decide Defend.  This year is going to be unlike any previous year in that we encourage our kids to take a hard look at the truths of the Bible and then ... 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

Five Things Easter and VBS have in Common

 I love Easter! I'm like a little kid about it. It's not eggs and candy and dresses. It's the way Christ's resurrection becomes real as dark winter fades to wonderful lively spring and we hear the old story one more time. It never gets old. Come to think of it, neither does VBS. Which brings to mind what Easter and VBS have in common (in my quirky brain at least). 1. They’re fun! Easter comes with fun kids’ activities that, if we’re intentional, point the way to Christ’s death and ... Continue Reading

VBS: God's Power at Work

“I wanna walk, I wanna talk, I wanna live in Your power. I wanna pray, I wanna stay, I wanna move in Your power.” Approximately 2.5 million kids will be singing these words this summer in Amazing Wonders Aviation™ VBS, but will they and the adults leading the songs personally understand the reality of God’s power? As VBS leaders across the Nation prepare for VBS 2012, we have an opportunity to lead kids, teens, and adults on an adventure to not only know about, but to personally encounter ... Continue Reading