Advice From the Experts: Choosing VBS Curriculum

The best VBS leaders are learners, and the best learners enjoy sharing with others what they have learned through trial and error. Today's advice comes from Dr. Diane Lane, Preschool and Children's Specialist, Baptist General Convention of Texas. You are looking for Vacation Bible School curriculum and it looks good—bright colors and childish-- but is that important? Then you begin to wonder--what do I really want to have in a Vacation Bible School curriculum? Is it the splash or content? Is ... Continue Reading

From the Archives: Why VBS Should Remain a Priority on a Child's Summer Schedule

There was a time, not too long ago, when summers were extended, and unstructured days provided endless adventure from first light until long after interest had been lost in capturing an endless supply of June bugs and fireflies. Except for a short visit to grandparents or cousins, one day usually seemed much like the other. Vacation Bible School gave kids and parents alike something to anticipate. Just one of the simple pleasures of summer, muck like the unmistakable sounds of an approaching ice ... Continue Reading

Advice From the Experts - Using BKC to Reach Your Community

The best VBS leaders are learners, and the best learners enjoy sharing with others what they have learned through trial and error. Today's advice comes from Vicki Hulsey, Childhood Education Specialist, Tennessee Baptist Convention. Vicki helped develop, test, and train others to use LifeWay's Backyard Kids Club resources. Acts 1:8 teaches that we are to share the Gospel everywhere and that begins in our own neighborhoods! Backyard Kids Club is an opportunity to take VBS off your church ... Continue Reading

From the Archives: Finding Rotation and Resource Persons

We're celebrating 90 - that's 90 years of providing the very best VBS curriculum, resources, and training - by going to the archives for ideas and advice that is just as relevant today as the day it was first printed. The following article was originally published in 1998 in The Sunday School Leader. When my banjo and I entered the VBS room, 12 enthusiastic preschoolers greeted us. They and their teachers sat in a semi-circle, listened as I described the instrument, and clapped in rhythm ... Continue Reading