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  • Church begun in 1794 holds 1st Vacation Bible School

    by Scott Barkley/Georgia Christian Index, posted Friday, July 21, 2017 (7 months 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 (8 months 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 (10 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (one year ago)

    Submitted photo
    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 (one year ago)

    LifeWay photo
    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

  • FIRST-PERSON: Let's all 'Invite 1' to VBS

    by Diana Davis, posted Monday, April 25, 2016 (one year ago)

    Diana Davis proposes an "I invited 1" plan to make your church's Vacation Bible School the best ever. Issue a challenge, she writes; make it easy, make it visual, create excitement "for every individual in your church to personally invite one unchurched boy or girl to VBS." Read More

  • Unchurched adults reached through VBS

    by Karen Pearce, posted Monday, October 05, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo courtesy of United Baptist Church.
    RIVERTON, Wyo. (BP) -- Eighty-three kids coming to Vacation Bible School at United Baptist Church this year was not the highlight -- the pastor noted the real victory was the 42 adults that came on family night, 28 of whom had never been to a church before.

    "Our VBS doesn't focus on children or youth, but on family ministry," Dean Whitaker, pastor of United Baptist in Riverton, ... Read More

  • Blind student teaches VBS to Lakota children

    by Jim Burton, posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Noah Tidmore
    EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (BP) -- The Lakota children in South Dakota were rambunctious. School was out, and a team of teenagers and their leaders from Alabama had come to lead Vacation Bible School.

    When Ahbee Orton positioned herself in front of the class at First Baptist Church in Eagle Butte, the children became quiet and attentive. The 15-year-old ethnic Chinese is hardly a master teacher or experienced in classroom discipline -- she had never taught a Bible study before. Read More