YOUR VBS Stories!

A few weeks ago, I asked you to share some of your wonderful VBS stories.  Here are LifeWay headquarters, we are constantly encouraged when we hear stories of how God is using His people and the ministry of Vacation Bible School to make the name of Jesus famous all over the world!  No doubt, you are encouraged by those kids of stories, as well.  Please continue to share them with us as your church wraps up VBS 2012! Sandy Harkins, FBC Canton, TX: Our VBS was last week, June 11-15. We had 215 ... Continue Reading

Say Y-E-S to Preschool V-B-S!

VBS season is in full swing & while all of you have been gearing up for VBS in your churches, all of us on the VBS team have been doing the same thing! It is so wonderful to get to experience VBS "from the trenches"... not as a job but as Kingdom work! I taught kindergartners this year… 31 of them, in fact! Out of those 31, only 7 were from my church. VBS really is an incredible outreach tool! This year, my church tried something a little bit different. We added a second worship rally to ... Continue Reading

VBS 2014? Really?

Believe it or not, LifeWay's VBS team is already thinking 2014! Now you know why I am constantly in danger of post-dating checks a year or two in advance! Seriously, scheduled online payment of my utility bills only to receive past due notices on them all. It seems I was living a year - a hazard of all VBS Groupies - in advance and dated payments with the wrong year. At any one time I am collecting VBS reports from the previous year, responding to VBS questions from the current year, planning ... 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