VBS-Planning with Excellence!

As a child, I vividly remember the anticipation and excitement that I felt during the days leading up to our church’s annual VBS (Vacation Bible School). I would watch our church transform the entire facility into a special place for me and my friends. Our time was filled with music, games, crafts, snacks, and of course Bible study! When I turned 13 years old, I started to work as a staff member during VBS, so I was able to share my love for this event with those younger than me and relive my joy through their young hearts.

Vacation Bible School can be the same for you and your church. With the right preparation, creativity, and vision, you will find VBS not to be a chore, but an exciting event of love for the kids in your church and the community.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” (I John 5:14).

Ideas You Can Use


Planning Ahead

VBS is like any other church event, but the to-do list and responsibilities often feel like they are magnified. Planning ahead is the key to helping your event run with precision.

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Theme and Curriculum

Vacation Bible School, like any other curriculum series, requires structure. The children who attend should leave your church or meeting place having experienced God and His Word.

Choosing a Theme


All kids want to go to a VBS that has an engaging and exciting environment. However, crafting an inviting environment can be hard work!

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Volunteers are key to having any great event, especially VBS! You are going to need a strong team to come alongside of you because Vacation Bible School typically has many components.

Recruiting Ideas


Promote! Promote! Promote! Vacation Bible School is a big event for your church, so you want to make sure that it is well attended.

Ways to Promote


Check out our list of great resources to help you plan your Vacation Bible School.

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