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Reaching Gen Z with the Gospel

Reaching the next generation, particularly Generation Z, with the message of the Gospel is a vital task for pastors and church leaders. The following points, derived from an interview between Ricky Wilson, Next Generation Evangelism Strategist at SCBaptist, and Shane Pruitt, National Next Gen Director with the North American Mission Board, provide guidance and encouragement…

Children’s Ministry Sunday: Three Ways to Support Your Children’s Ministry

Join thousands of churches across the country as we celebrate Children’s Ministry Sunday on May 21, 2023. This is a great time to thank God for the ministry to kids, their families, and volunteers in your church. Leading kids is exciting and always full of opportunity. Let’s look at three ways you can support your…

SCBaptists: Who Are We?

At our core, South Carolina Baptists are a family of like-minded churches in friendly cooperation for Great Commission advance. We convene annually to set direction then voluntarily work together daily to reach our neighbors and the nations for Christ. We are diverse in congregational composition and practical expression. No two churches look or feel exactly…

VBS Expo: Equipping Church Leaders for a Fun and Gospel-filled Summer

The Vacation Bible School (VBS) Expo is the premier training event that equips church leaders with the essentials they need to organize a VBS program for kids and families during the summer. Katie Finley of Warrenton Presbyterian Church explains, “In today’s world, the Gospel is not always the first thing that comes to children’s minds,…

Enhancing Your VBS Music Rotation: 3 Easy Suggestions

The music rotation is an integral part of any Vacation Bible School (VBS) program, bringing energy, joy, and an opportunity for children to engage with worship. To maximize the impact of your VBS music rotation, consider implementing these three easy suggestions: plan, prepare, and involve others. Plan Prepare Involve Others By following these three simple…

Involving Students in VBS: Keeping Them Engaged

Keeping students engaged during the week of Vacation Bible School (VBS) is essential for a successful and impactful experience. By implementing the following strategies, you can ensure that students are actively involved, utilizing their gifts and abilities, and making VBS exciting for themselves and the kids they interact with. Setting Clear Expectations Utilizing Their Gifts…

Prepping for VBS: Getting Students Involved

Involving students in the preparation for Vacation Bible School (VBS) not only lightens the load but also empowers them to take ownership and develop valuable skills. By implementing the following strategies, you can engage students in meaningful ways and create a sense of excitement and accomplishment before VBS even begins. Show Them the Ways of…

Including Children with Special Needs at VBS

Inclusion is a vital aspect of Vacation Bible School (VBS), and it’s essential to ensure that children with special needs are fully embraced and supported during this meaningful time. By following these three tips, you can create an inclusive environment where every child can thrive and experience the love of Christ. Tip #1: Ask All…

Recruiting Great Workers for VBS

Recruiting dedicated and enthusiastic workers is essential for a successful Vacation Bible School (VBS) program. As you embark on your recruitment journey, remember to seek God’s guidance through prayer. In addition to prayer, here are three important points that will assist you in recruiting great workers for your VBS program. Be Enthusiastic about VBS: Be…

Eight Steps to Sharing the Gospel with Children

Sharing the Gospel message with children is a crucial responsibility that holds immense value in the eyes of Jesus. In Matthew 18:1-5, we see Jesus emphasizing the importance of childlike faith and the significance of welcoming children. To effectively communicate the Gospel to children, we will explore eight steps that will help you share a…