Easy Peasy 2012 VBS Director's Evaluations

I know you've just seen months of planning come to fruition and all you really want to to is sit back and relax. But if you could, do one more thing. Just one and I promise to make it as easy as possible. We want to hear from you. Please fill out the VBS Director's Evaluations online here or you can complete a paper copy from the 2012 Administrative Guide and mail it in to the address on the form. That's it! Easy peasy, right? And I promise I will read every one and pass along all your ... Continue Reading

Front Yard, Backyard, and All Around the House!

From my years as an older teenager and young adult, I remember being involved in several VBS-type ministries known as Backyard Bible Clubs and Big A Clubs. These clubs were a simplified or scaled-down version of VBS and were an effective way of reaching families - many of which would never attend an event on a church campus. During all the years since, the concept of Backyard Bible Club (BBC for short) has survived mostly in connection to mission trips. But a new wind is blowing, and the ... Continue Reading

Shirttail Tag Anyone?

It is often assumed that as the vbsguy I obviously direct VBS at my church - Nashville's Inglewood Baptist Church - but actually I haven't been a VBS director in more years than I care to count. During my 20 plus years on church staff I had ultimate responsibility for VBS, but usually had a volunteer VBS director. For most of those years, which were spent at Park Place Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, the director was Dava Donaho, who taught me most of what I know about efficiently organizing ... Continue Reading

VBS in a Cemetery? Now that experiential!

So, have you given much thought to conducting VBS for youth? I sure hope so because VBS is not only a great way to tell teens about Jesus Christ, but it is a unique opportunity to have an unexpected adventure in the process. Sue Harmon, tireless VBS promoter for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, shared the following note from Laura Owens of Westminster Baptist Church, Westminster, South Carolina. "I wanted to share with you how our Youth-Style VBS went during Spring Break. We had a great, ... Continue Reading