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70 Vacation Bible School Ideas to Make Your VBS the Best Ever

Surviving VBStress

vbs stress

I have put together camps, major Halloween/Easter events and lock-ins, but VBS is the monster of all kids ministry events. I haven’t even had the time to blog these last few weeks since all my spare time is consumed with planning. There are so many details that go into planning a VBS that it is easy to get stressed out for weeks or months about just one event. I have put together five steps to help us all survive the stress of VBS, and make it to the fall in one piece.

Summer Blast! {Vacation Bible School Alternative}

VBS Alternative

There has been some serious discussion about whether VBS is worth it. Here’s one church’s thoughtful approach:

I didn’t want to be the “no fun” church. But I didn’t really want to make a big decision just to stay in the VBS club. So, we came up with a plan. We’re bringing VBS back! Sort of.

18 Ideas for Church Summer Fun

church summer fun

Not all of these are VBS-specific, but these fun summer ideas can help help your children’s ministry beat the “summer slump.”

Did you realize that God’s work doesn’t take a sabbatical during summer months? How can your church seize the unique evangelism and fellowship opportunities of the season? Try some of these fresh summertime ideas:

5 Things Every Vacation Bible School Must Accomplish

5 Things Every VBS Must Accomplish

In the midst of the inevitable hustle and bustle of VBS, don’t lose sight of what it’s all about!

It’s time for Vacation Bible School; the one week in summer where children go to church to learn incredible stories from the Bible and songs that will get stuck in everyone’s head. It’s a transformative time for many kids. From making new friends to coming to Jesus, everyone has a vacation bible school story they remember. Here are a few ways you can make sure your VBS week has maximum impact on you and the kids.

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Christine Yount Jones is Content Director for Outreach Media Group. She has published several books and hundreds of articles about ministry in the last three decades. Before his death in 2003, Michael Yount and Christine had three children. Now, she and her husband, Ray Jones, together have five grown kids.