Happy Birthday from Your Friends at VBS

Thousands of churches concluded VBS 2013 over the weekend, and for thousands more this is day two. Approximately half of all schools will be conducted during the first three weeks of June. This news tempts many leaders to believe the work of VBS is over for another year, but in reality, just as VBS ends the real work begins! Now is time to make continued connections a priority - not only for the next few weeks but for the rest of the year. When an unchurched family filed out a VBS ... Continue Reading

And First Place Goes To...

Congratulations to Dianne R. and Bethel Baptist Church, Sylvester, Georgia, for earning first place in the VBS Report race for 2013. The completed report form was the first of an estimated 25,000 that will be filed during the next three months. Each year LifeWay mails out 48,000 personalized report forms. Every church and mission affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention should receive a form within in the next two weeks. Report forms are also printed each year in the VBS Administrative ... 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

Endless VBS Promotion, Decorating and Snack Ideas!

If there's one thing we know you're doing right now, it's looking for inspiration!  VBS is seriously just around the corner.  We're really excited about all the great sharing and conversations going on on our Facebook wall, but we know VBSers are active on Pinterest, too! We're doing our best to find what you're pinning and pin it to our board so that our followers can see what you're up to.  Be sure to check out the TONS of ideas VBSers have posted online! Tip: Don't see what you're looking ... Continue Reading