Melita Thomas joins the podcast to discuss the importance of doing vbs and what VBS Previews will look like in January.
VBS Preview Events are 50% information (how tos), 50% motivation (why tos), and 100% inspiration!
Get informed! Our goal is to get you and your team started on your VBS “Journey Off the Map” by providing brief, technical “how tos” for your specific VBS assignment (i.e. how to enlist workers, how to teach first graders, how to make a craft applicable to the daily Bible lesson, how to build a worship rally stage set).
Get motivated! You are more likely to take your VBS responsibilities to new levels of commitment, expertise, and creativity if you understand and embrace why we do what we do before, during, and after VBS. For example, VBS leaders typically become much more evangelistic once they realize the great opportunity VBS provides to connect not only with unchurched kids but with their parents as well. Embracing the “why tos” of VBS stirs our passion to take our VBS beyond what we have done in the past and challenges us to reach more, teach more, and evangelize more.
Get inspired! VBS leaders are often the men and women who are heavily invested in the mission and ministry of their churches. They are often the people who are at church every time the door is open. They are often the people who spend so much time feeding others that they have little opportunity to be fed themselves. Previews are a lot more than enthusiasm about a VBS theme and curriculum. VBS Previews are about the needs of the individuals attending. Quite often their greatest need is time away from the everyday to reconnect with the voice and heart of God. That’s why we strive to make the main sessions a time of worship and inspiration. We want our guests to leave excited about VBS 2015 Journey Off the Map, but more importantly, we want our guests to leave excited about their relationship with Jesus Christ and the mission to which he has called them.
Last Chance for Early-Bird Pricing for VBS Previews! Early Bird pricing for VBS Preview Events will end this month, so book your spaces for VBS before November 1st. You can reserve space as an individual or as a church group. Register online and find all the accommodation details.
A great way to minister to your community continues to be through the ministry of Vacation Bible School. VBS has been around for over a century, but God continues to use it to bring people of all ages into His kingdom.
While religious education might have been it’s original purpose, God has bigger plans for VBS than just a summer opportunity for young believers to learn more about Him. While this original purpose is absolutely essential, God also uses VBS as a bridge — a bridge to the spiritual orphans. It is absolutely possible to take all the fun and excitement that VBS brings and use it to build those bridges.
Are you interested in knowing how to do that? Have you ever wanted to take VBS at your church and do more than you thought possible? Why not join us at one of our VBS Preview events? We host several around the country and we help you unpack almost every element of VBS. These affordable events really can help you take your VBS to another level.
And if you are someone who can’t take off work on a Thursday or Friday, we have a brand-new one-day event that takes place on Saturday! We try to pack everything into an 8-hour experience that will give you excitement and encouragement as you begin making your plans to host your VBS in your community. In 2014, we will offer this new one-day experience at our Nashville and Florida locations only. Visit our website for location info and to register today! www.lifeway.com/vbspreview