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  • Seniors say 'yes' to VBS

    by Chris Doyle/Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, posted Monday, July 23, 2018 (7 months ago)

    Photo by Chris Doyle
    OKLAHOMA Okla. (BP) -- Demonstrating that no one is too old to learn, Portland Avenue Baptist Church hosted a senior adult version of Vacation Bible School (VBS), July 9-12. By midweek, the church had nearly 20 seniors saying, as the popular VBS song goes, "Y-E-S to VBS."

    Gina McKean, director of children's ministries at the church located in Oklahoma City, Okla., said a church member went to a senior adult VBS at nearby Cherokee Hills Baptist Church last summer and asked her if they could do one at Portland Avenue. Read More

  • Survey: VBS remains popular among American parents

    by Bob Smietana, posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 (9 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Back in the 1890s, a pair of Sunday School teachers -- D.T. Miles of Hopedale, Ill., and Virginia Hawes of New York City -- both had the same idea.

    School kids were off for the summer.

    Why not invite them to church to study the Bible? And maybe sing a few songs and have some fun along the way?

    The idea was a hit. Read More

  • New VBS resource helps churches 'go, tell' worldwide

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Tuesday, March 06, 2018 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Packing for your next mission trip may have just gotten a whole lot easier.

    LifeWay Christian Resources has produced a new Vacation Bible School program called "Go & Tell Kids" to serve as a gospel presentation tool that's easy to transport to the mission field and works anywhere.

    "'Go & Tell Kids' is themeless, meaning people don't have to drag a bunch of stuff with them halfway around the world, and it's stripped of uniquely American cultural references," said Melita Thomas, VBS and kids ministry specialist at LifeWay. "It's relevant to kids in any culture and setting." Read More

  • Church begun in 1794 holds 1st Vacation Bible School

    by Scott Barkley/Georgia Christian Index, posted Friday, July 21, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Jenni Carter
    SPARTA, Ga. (BP) -- Island Creek Baptist Church joined in for the first time since its founding in 1794.

    The church had a Vacation Bible School.

    Over time, folks from Atlanta-area communities had bought retirement homes on the shores of Lake Sinclair and found a church home at Island Creek near Sparta, Ga. Read More

  • 2018 VBS aims to help kids get their 'game on!'

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As fans across the nation celebrate the NBA and NHL finals this week, LifeWay Christian Resources is adding to the sports enthusiasm by announcing "Game On!" as its 2018 Vacation Bible School theme.

    The theme is designed to help kids gear up for life's big game by teaching them Jesus has provided all they need for the journey to which God calls them, LifeWay VBS specialist Melita Thomas said. Read More

  • Quilts, military outreach, VBS fortify church's CP

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Tuesday, May 02, 2017 (one year ago)

    Quilting, military ministry and Vacation Bible School keep Emmanuel Baptist Church members busy in Mountain Home, Idaho. The Cooperative Program, meanwhile, is a vital part of keeping missions and ministry in other parts of Idaho -- and beyond -- on their hearts. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: It's over, but not really

    by Jack Lucas, posted Friday, March 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    When Vacation Bible School or an evangelistic event ends, the work isn't over, Jack Lucas writes, noting the importance of follow-up "to make significant contacts with people who, otherwise, may only encounter your church through one event." Read More

  • App expands VBS impact for LifeWay

    by Aaron Earls, posted Friday, March 17, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The excitement and learning that takes place at Vacation Bible School can happen anywhere now, thanks to the LifeWay VBS Galactic Starveyors app.

    For the fourth consecutive year, LifeWay Christian Resources has released an app connected with its latest VBS material.

    The app provides churches and parents numerous opportunities to reinforce biblical lessons from VBS, according to Melita Thomas, VBS and kids' ministry specialist at LifeWay. Read More

  • Boys become men, then seniors in VBS

    by Connie Davis Bushey/Baptist and Reflector, posted Wednesday, August 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    HARRIMAN, Tenn. (BP) -- Sanny Bowman, Jack Bowman and Don Alford participated in the first Vacation Bible School of Caney Ford Baptist Church in 1936.

    Eighty years later, they are still attending VBS at the church in Harriman, Tenn.

    In fact, they have only missed a few years of VBS among them, mainly because of military service. Sanny has attended 78 years, Jack has attended 77 years, and Don 78 years. Read More

  • Registration open to preview LifeWay's 2017 VBS

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Wednesday, July 06, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Registration is open for Vacation Bible School leaders to preview "Galactic Starveyors," the 2017 VBS theme from LifeWay Christian Resources.

    LifeWay will host preview events in three locations in January to provide leaders hands-on experience with the backyard astronomy theme.

    "Galactic Starveyors" will prompt kids to look skyward and discover the Creator of the universe, said Rhonda VanCleave, LifeWay's VBS publishing team leader. Read More