YEs to vbs!
Say Yes to VBS!
The past year required a lot of creativity to reach kids and families with the gospel. Vacation Bible School is no different! VBS is one of the largest evangelistic outreaches of the year for many churches. That’s why it’s so important to say yes to VBS—no matter what it looks like! This summer, whether you’re in person, online, or somewhere in between, Lifeway wants to help you say yes to VBS!
Here’s how you can say yes to VBS this summer:
1. Traditional VBS
This is the ‘VBS as usual’ approach. Go all in and all out! For some places it may well be that, by the time VBS rolls around, VBS can happen as it always has. You might even experience record-breaking attendance! Here are the tools you need to get started:
2. Neighborhood VBS
Conduct driveway, front porch, backyard, or cul-de-sac neighborhood gatherings. This approach utilizes church-member “hosts” in multiple neighborhoods throughout your community to conduct a small-scale VBS at their homes. This is a great solution for meeting in small groups of 10-20. Hosting a neighborhood VBS is easy with these tools to help:
3. Alternate VBS
Embrace a creative approach using alternative timetables such as conducting VBS over five consecutive weeks (e.g. Wednesday nights, Sunday nights, Saturdays), as a back-to-school kick-off, or over Labor Day weekend or Fall Break. This approach allows you to still do VBS, but in a low-maintenance, low-prep manner. The following resources for a traditional VBS are all adaptable for your alternate VBS:
4. Virtual VBS at Home
Deliver directly to the home for virtual VBS! Post or livestream media-driven Worship Rallies to engage kids as viewers, and utilize home delivery methods to equip parents to facilitate Bible study, rec, and crafts at home. All of these tools will help you equip parents for an online VBS at home:
Bonus Resources for VBS!
Give every family the tools they’ll need to experience Destination Dig at home. VBS At Home includes Bible story videos, music, discussion questions, family activities, and more!
Get VBS At Home resources FREE with the purchase of any Starter Kit with Digital Leader Guides Add-on.