Vacation Bible School

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Vacation Bible School is the largest evangelistic effort Southern Baptists are involved in during a year.  More professions of faith are made and more prospects are found as a result of Vacation Bible School than any other event we do.  Over 5,218 decisions for Christ were reported in VBS in Alabama in 2016.

Associations provide training and encouragements for local churches to make preparation easier.  Early planning increases awareness of Vacation Bible School and increases enrollment by local churches.   Training also reduces anxiety in “new” teachers.  Contact your association for the date of your associational clinic.  Many of these new teachers will teach in Sunday School and other program areas of the church.

Churches are encouraged to use Vacation Bible School as a “prospect gathering” effort.  “Sharing Across Alabama” is the emphasis for 2016. Vacation Bible School will open and reveal places and ways we can share.  This becomes more and more important as Alabama Baptists continue the “decade to make a difference”.  A growing church will have as many prospects as it has Sunday School enrollment.

In 2016, 2,124 Alabama Baptist churches reportedly enrolled more than 155,300+ girls and boy, youth and adults in Vacation Bible School.  In a week of Bible School which meets three hours a day, children have more Bible exposure than two months of Sunday School.

Missionary Staff –
Daniel Edmonds – full bio
toll-free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 285
direct 334-613-2285

As VBS approaches, here are some helpful tips

Vacation Bible School (VBS) remains the No. 1 outreach event for Southern Baptist churches. It has the potential to affect the eternal destiny of children and families in your community. Every child a church reaches [...]

By | May 19th, 2018|Categories: Discipleship, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School|0 Comments

How to Have A Great Vacation Bible School

Prayer: Emphasize that Vacation Bible School is a Spiritual Event and encourage prayer. Observe National Day of Prayer for VBS on May 15, 2016 and pray that people are saved. Plan Thoroughly: Start early by [...]

By | March 17th, 2016|Categories: Discipleship, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School|0 Comments

VBS by the numbers for 2014

The total VBS enrollment reported by 3,069 churches for 2014 was 252,401. This is an increase of 166 more churches reporting this year then last with an increased enrollment of 819. While there was an increase [...]

By | January 28th, 2015|Categories: Vacation Bible School|Comments Off on VBS by the numbers for 2014

VBS In Full Swing

Every summer, it’s my privilege to travel the state and visit as many Vacation Bible Schools as I can. It’s always inspiring to see the wonderful ministry taking place and to be reminded that every [...]

By | June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Discipleship, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School|Comments Off on VBS In Full Swing

VBS Training and Support, 2013

Vacation Bible School is a big project and an important ministry in the church. Much prayer, planning and preparation goes into a successful Vacation Bible School.  Alabama Baptist churches are blessed with support on several [...]

By | January 24th, 2013|Categories: Sunday School, Vacation Bible School|Comments Off on VBS Training and Support, 2013

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