More Frequently Asked Questions About LifeWay's VBS

Last Tuesday I shared answers to several Frequently Asked Questions About LifeWay's VBS. Here's a few more. Is it legal to duplicate the Takin' It Home CD? (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE TAKIN' IT HOME MUSIC FOR KIDS/PRESCHOOLERS CD WHICH SHOULD NOT BE DUPLICATED) ANS: Definitely! In fact, we created the CD with the expectation that churches would duplicate one copy for each family attending VBS. The copy found in the Jump Start Kit is designed to be duplicated. Free downloadable files for the ... Continue Reading


Every leader approaches VBS in his own unique fashion. While Bob plans a year or more in advance, Melvin jumps in a few weeks before the big week and pulls it all together in a blur of frantic activity. Most of us, like Sam, fall somewhere in between these two extremes and begin planning about four to six months in advance. Whether you’re an Early Bird Bob, Last Minute Melvin, or Sure and Steady Sam, there is a multitude of actions that need your attention before kids gather for the first day ... Continue Reading

From the Archives: 10 Tips for a Wild and Wonderful Good News Stampede


Now that we are in the final days of the VBS 2015 season (June, July, August) our attention is shifting full steam ahead to VBS 2016 - which just happens to be the 20th big theme since the 1997 release of The Wild and Wonderful Good News Stampede. What a radical transformation that theme brought to the world of Vacation Bible Schools everywhere: A theme that permeated every aspect of the event. Daily songs written specifically for the theme and Scripture passages. Teachers enlisted ... Continue Reading

Advice from the Experts: Reaching Families for VBS When Your Church is Outside the Bible Belt

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 Leigh Ann Stark, Childhood Ministry Specialist, Northwest Baptist Convention.  Reaching families in communities without churches on every corner means building relationships, defining events and creating a buzz that makes people want to be part of it. Family to Family: Bring Friends VBS was designed to attract not-yet-believers to ... Continue Reading