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Survey: VBS remains popular among American parentsNASHVILLE (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' worldwideNASHVILLE (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 SchoolSPARTA, 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!'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 CPQuilting, 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
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 LifeWayNASHVILLE (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 VBSHARRIMAN, 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 VBSNASHVILLE (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
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