Tips for Involving the Whole Church in VBS

Tips for Involving the Whole Church in VBS

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an exciting event for your church community, and involving everyone can create a memorable experience for all. Here are some tips on how to engage your entire church during VBS:

  1. Prayer: Prayer is a vital component of VBS, and it’s something that everyone can participate in. Consider these prayer-related ideas:
    • Distribute prayer reminders for each day of VBS, highlighting different aspects and specific prayer requests.
    • Create a designated prayer room where people can stop by and pray during VBS. Encourage them to pray for the volunteers and participants.
    • For those unable to visit the prayer room, encourage them to commit to spending time at home in prayer during the hours of VBS.
  2. Communicate Your Needs: Make sure your church members are aware of the various ways they can contribute. Here are some suggestions:
    • Share your needs with the congregation. For example, ask a Sunday school class to assemble craft packs for the craft workers.
    • Request donations for teacher appreciation gifts to honor the hard work of VBS volunteers.
    • Seek volunteers who may not be available during VBS but can assist with setting up decorations or performing cleanup work.
    • Ask groups or individuals to donate supplies that you require. Spread the word about the specific items you need.
  3. Family Night: Extend an invitation to the entire church community to attend a special family night event during VBS:
    • Highlight the excitement and fun of family night, encouraging church members to participate.
    • Emphasize the importance of connecting with new families and making them feel welcome in the church.
    • Encourage church members to be intentional about building relationships during family night activities.

Remember, VBS is an opportunity for everyone in the church to get involved. By implementing these strategies, you can engage your whole church and create a unified and impactful VBS experience.

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