Why Have VBS?

"VBS, like camp, is one of the great milestone ministries of the church. VBS creates an air of anticipation and excitement that is unique and memorable. It is an event that verges on being a giant week-long party. I meet so many adults who have wonderful VBS-related memories from their childhood.

Not only does VBS continue to be one of the most evangelistically-centered ministries on the church calendar, it is a transformational catalyst in other ways as well. Thousands upon thousands of volunteers identify their ministry calling and passion through VBS. VBS has been used to birth new churches and has definitely resulted in the revitalization of existing churches. VBS becomes a focused rallying point for congregations who become missionaries - if only for a week - to their own communities and neighborhoods."

~by Jerry Wooley, VBS Blog


Who Should Attend LifeWay's "VBS Preview" Event?logo for VBS 2015

by Jerry Wooley

This week I received an excellent question from one of our VBS Friends: "We are trying to decide who needs to go to the VBS Preview. How many people from our church would we need to make sure we get all the information from each session? How many sessions are there and what are they about?"

I received a similar question last week from a pastor who had the money to send five people and wanted to know who to choose. We receive similar questions each year, and I thought you might be trying to decide who to bring with you as well. Read more...


VBS: Your Church Reaching Your Community

by Sue Harmon

Vacation Bible School is an important outreach tool for most churches. People come to VBS who never come to church at any other time. In South Carolina, it truly is an event where "if you have it, they will come!" What an opportunity for Kingdom growth! Read more...


 Resources for the Associational VBS Director

 Look here for items you need in your role as VBS Director for your association.

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