If you’ve never before attended a VBS Preview event, you are missing out!
VBS Preview Events are the best way to build excitement for VBS, train your leadership team, network with others who are just as crazy about VBS as you, and get inside tips and tricks from the VBS experts. Whether you’re a brand new leader or you’ve been doing VBS forever, you’ll discover practical strategies to make this your best VBS ever!
Bring your entire team to enjoy specialized training for each area of responsibility during VBS (e.g. VBS Director, age-group Bible study leader, rotation leader, etc.) so that every team member can excel in his or her responsibilities. Your team will also have access to a wide range of breakouts from which to pick and choose—giving each team a training experience that is completely customized to them!
VBS Preview Events get your creative juices flowing. You’ll get to explore incredible decorations from every angle, take pictures, and come away inspired to bring Concrete & Cranes to life in your church! It’s also your chance to learn all of the songs and motions before anyone else. You’ll experience large group games perfect for Family Night and discover new strategies for recruiting volunteers and following up with families after VBS.
Plus, each Preview will have a fully stocked VBS Store where you’ll be able to touch, see, and take home everything you’ll need for VBS—including curriculum, decorations, and promo items. VBS Previews are also the only place you’ll find exclusive VBS swag and discounts on T-shirts!
VBS Preview Events are a chance for you and your team to get motivated and be encouraged. It’s a time to focus anew on WHY we do VBS. When we embrace the WHY of VBS, our individual and collective passion is stirred to take VBS beyond “what we’ve always done” and challenges us to reach more, teach more, and evangelize more!
Melita Thomas serves as Lifeway’s VBS and Kids Ministry Specialist. For the past 14 years she has also been an editor of Lifeway’s VBS resources. Melita holds a masters degree in Childhood Ministry from Dallas Baptist University. A passionate advocate for kids ministry in the local church, Melita enjoys teaching kindergartners and preteens at Nashville First Baptist Church.