We Want to Hear from You!
1. Send in an Evaluation
Filling out and returning an evaluation helps us know what your needs are and how we can meet them better. We’re always looking for ways to improve VBS and your insight is invaluable for both innovation and excellence! Click this link to print the Director_Evaluation (also located on the Administrative Guide CD-ROM). Please mail to:
One Lifeway Plaza
Nashville, TN 37234-0172
2. Submit a VBS Report
Reporting is the way you get to share with others what God did in your church through VBS. When you share things like attendance totals, number of decisions, and prospects identified with us, we are able to get a big picture look at what God is doing across the country and around the world through VBS. We’ll share the grand totals with you in next year’s Administrative Guide and you can celebrate being a part of God’s work and His plan.
A report was mailed to your church back in June to the attention of the VBS Director. Please double check to make sure that form was completed and submitted. If you did not receive or need a form, or if you need another one please click this link to print the VBS 2018 Report (also located on the Administrative Guide CD-ROM). Instructions for submitting the report are located on the top of the report form. Please note, if you have already completed and submitted a form, there is no need resubmit.
Thank you for sharing your VBS success story with us! We look forward to receiving your report soon!
Billie Bacle says
I work with 5 & 6th graders at VBS. I have found that children in this age group do not care for most of the crafts designed for everyone or the ones in VBX. We have been knitting caps for St. Jude’s or for the homeless. They seem to enjoy this, but I would like to see other projects aimed at this age group that would be something they can do for someone else. Any ideas for service that can be started by one person and finished by another would be appreciated.
Melita Thomas says
Thanks for the feedback, Billie! I’ll be happy to share it with our VBX creative team.
Matt Jones says
Please give a video option of the same choreography videos “flipped”. We have been using the choreography videos for kids for years. Our workers just learn them backwards etc, but honestly, the kids are doing everything the harder way as a result. All motions start with the left hand/left foot etc.
I would be much happier putting this burden on my teachers leading the kids than on the kids themselves. I know that this would require filming backwards printed text or simply not including text specific info on the set, but this seems pretty easy for an incredible improvement in the kids’ ability to follow the motions from the video rather than from the workers only.
Thanks so much!
Melita Thomas says
Thanks for the feedback, Matt! We have two different kinds of videos … one is designed for the teacher so that he/she/they can learn the motions ahead of time. When your leader mirrors the leader in the video, your leader will learn it “backwards” so that the kids will be doing it correctly when they mirror you! Then when the kids watch the videos with the kids dancing, they’ll all be moving in the same direction! So make sure your leaders are learning the choreography from the “leader video” and not the “kids video” and you won’t have any confusion. Easy way to remember it is “leader mirrors leader; kids mirror kids.”
Glenda Walls says
Where can I find a copy of the 2019 VBS report form
Melita Thomas says
You can find it on page 64 of the Administrative Guide; on the Administrative CD-ROM; on our website at https://vbs.lifeway.com/downloads/ (Click on “helps”then look under “General Helps”); and, if you reported last year, one is being mailed to your church! Make sure to follow the instructions on the top of the form carefully about where to send it. You need to mail it to your state convention (SBC) office, not to LifeWay. Or better yet, report it online at sbcworkspace.com!