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November 14, 2011

VBS Rocks!

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Why am I talking about VBS when it’s only November and the summer months of VBS are over 6 months away?

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Because this week I am in Nashville, Tennessee, at LifeWay Christian Resources for the VBS Writers Conference. This is my favorite week of the year! During this week, the writers gather together with LifeWay editors and graphic designers. I have been blessed to work on 10 years of VBS curriculum, and I love it. I am humbled by the experience and opportunity God has granted me with—telling kids about Jesus!

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VBS has an incredible impact on children and families, both churched and unchurched. In fact, VBS probably has more impact on children and families than any other outreach event at churches. Thousands of children’s lives are changed every summer as they ask Jesus to be their personal Savior.

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LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention has recorded the following statistics of VBS:

  • Over 2.8 million children, teens, and adults annually participate in Southern Baptist VBS.
  • Over 267,000 were identified as unchurched.
  • Over 37,000 enrolled in Sunday School at their local church following a VBS event.
  • Over 88,000 professions of faith were made during VBS.
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If your church is looking for the best VBS for your church this summer, make sure the curriculum …

  • is biblically accurate
  • is age-appropriate
  • has available resources to use
  • has helpful tips for teachers
  • has energetic music
  • emphasizes outreach/missions
  • includes plans for follow-up
  • and … is fun!
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To check out all the options for VBS, you can visit Ministry-to-Children.com  for reviews, links to samples, and product support from each of the publishers.

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Of course, I am a bit prejudiced and believe LifeWay is the best. If you want to check out their fabulous VBS this year, visit the Amazing Wonders Aviation site for a journey that will take you around the world to discover God’s awesome power!

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[Statistics source: http://lifewayvbs.wordpress.com/2009/04/02/why-vacation-bible-school-matters]

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristy Williams permalink
    November 14, 2011 1:59 pm

    I have thought of you often today and know you are having a wonderful time with your LifeWay family!!! Thanks to you, and all your hardworking friends as you put together another wonderful VBS. I was saved at a VBS almost 30 years ago and my life has never been the same. I love you, my friend!!!!

    • November 15, 2011 8:09 am

      Praise God that He changed your life forever!! I’m sure glad you are a sister in Christ! 🙂

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