VBS – Not Just for Kids!

 LifeWay’s VBS provides resources for ALL ages. This year our church had a great experience tapping into this great family resource. Adult VBS – For the five “night” services (two Sunday nights and three Wednesday nights) prior to kids VBS, we had adult VBS! This helped give all of our leaders a great biblical foundation as they prepared to teach. Youth VBS – Our youth leaders used the Student VBS during a Friday night lock-in prior to the start of our kids VBS. The youth had a blast while ... Continue Reading

6 Must Knows for Working With Teens

VBS it's not just for kids. LifeWay provides VBS curriculum for Babies–Adults. Student VBS can be an awesome way for your church to connect with and attract students. However, many people only view VBS as a kids ministry. If you church already has or is interested in promoting Student VBS, these 6 tips will help equip your leaders. Teens are searching for their identity. VBS provides a great opportunity to introduce teens to the best place to search for the answers they need. Instead of ... Continue Reading

D3: Discover, Decide, Defend

Most of you reading this title for this blog post are probably thinking, "Wait a minute, where's the Agency in D3?" No, I have not forgotten or even misprinted this title. D3 is the title for Student VBS in 2014. Yes, you read that correctly. LifeWay does have Student VBS curriculum, and in fact we have Adult VBS curriculum as well. That's right, when we say we have you covered from birth to death, that includes VBS.  We not only want kids to know how to discover, decide, and defend their faith, ... Continue Reading

55 tips on youth VBS

Since most VBS events need the support of youth volunteers in order to function adequately, this topic proposed effective ideas for recruiting, training, managing and appreciating VBS youth volunteers.  It also includes some tips on pulling off a separate VBS for youth - This year's VBS curriculum for youth from LifeWay is called Rock & Reef Tour. 1.  Youth assist with adult leaders. The youth pastor coordinates planned activities each day after VBS (i.e. – swimming, bowling, etc.) 2.  Ask ... Continue Reading