Vacation Bible School can be a great outreach event for churches who open their doors to their communities. Here are resources to help you have an effective VBS program.
Click on a tab below to view a list of resources to help in the administration of Vacation Bible School, follow-up, and other helpful resources for VBS.
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Help with the Administration of Vacation Bible School
- Book: VBS Smart Pages - how-to book provides everything you need to plan, promote and present a successful Vacation Bible School
- Book: 155 Awesome Ideas to Energize Any VBS - how-to book from where to do effective advertising to how to get follow-up results
- Book: But I Don't Know How to Start a VBS Program
- Budget Article: How To Do Vacation Bible School On A Tiny Budget
- Charts: VBS Attendance Charts
- Charts: Other Attendance Charts
- Curriculum Article: Choosing Curriculum for Vacation Bible School
- Evaluation Article: Printable VBS Evaluation Forms
- Ideas Article: VBS Success Tips
- Kick Off Article: 9 VBS Kickoff Ideas You'll Love
- Organizing Article: 6 Easy VBS Tips
- Planning & Preparations Article: 4 Critical Steps to Effectively Prepare for Vacation Bible School
- Planning Article: VBS Planning Timeline
- Promotion Article: VBS - How to Increase Enrollment
- Recruitment Article: If Everybody Did Their Part ... VBS Would Be More Effective - A Place for Near All Spiritual Gifts in VBS
- Recruitment Article: 6 Practical Ways To Find Workers For Vacation Bible School
- Safety Article: 10 Safety Concerns Parents Have for Vacation Bible School
- Teacher Training Article: VBS Teachers Training
- Training Article: 10 Simple Ways to Train Volunteers to Help with VBS
How are you doing on the VBS planning timeline?
General Info about Curriculum for Vacation Bible School:
VBS Curriculum Materials & Theme Supplies:
- Vacation Bible School Curriculum for 2017
- Vacation Bible School Curriculum from previous years still available
Forums, Bulletin Boards, Message Boards for Ideas from Others on VBS
(Note: Even if you are not using the curriculum put out by some of the following, you may find helpful ideas in the postings.)
Ideas for Following-Up Your Vacation Bible School
- Article: Grow Your Sunday School by Following Up Vacation Bible School
- Article: No-Fail Follow-Up Ideas
- Article: When VBS is Over, Then What?
Miscellaneous Resources for Your VBS Program
- Activities: Crafts, Games, and Skits (Drama) Ministry Resources
- Banner: VBS Banners
- Book: Big Book of Theme Parties - develop your own VBS program using these themes; includes decorating ideas, clip art, fun snack recipes, activities, games
- Clothing: VBS Fashions (i.e., tee shirts, hats)
- Music: Music for VBS
- Prizes Awards, Novelty Items
- Resource: Lanyards
- Resource: Stickers
- Resource: Wristbands (pack of 100)
- Stickers: VBS Is the Best! Shape Stickers
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May God use your Vacation Bible School to lead many people to Himself. Use these VBS ministry resources but be sure to bathe all you do in prayer.