Traveling on the Good News Train, five friends set out on a mission to get to know people on five continents, sharing how God sent His Son, Jesus, to free us from sin and give us eternal life!
The demon-possessed man from the Gerasenes
That the participants enjoy their salvation in Christ and His sending
Water from the Rock
That the participants would quench their thirst in Jesus
Jesus heals a man with leprosy
That the participants might enjoy and share Jesus’ friendship
The healing of Jairus’ daughter and of the woman with bleeding
That the participants would celebrate the health attained in Jesus
The widow of Zarephath
(1 Kings 17:8–16)
That the participants would satisfy all their needs in Jesus
Encourage the whole church to get involved! Vacation Bible School is a wonderful opportunity to invite new families into your church and reach out to your community.
Choose dates that best work with the host church pastor’s availability and do not conflict with other community events and school schedules. Keep in mind the weather, too, if you plan to be outside.
Prepare a budget to help you stay on track financially. Consider organizing a fund-raiser or two, asking for donations, or charging a small registration fee.
Start asking for volunteers early. Junior high and senior high youth make great volunteers, and VBS is a good way to involve young people on a mission trip or teens from the local church at your mission site! Be sure to share the goals of the event with your volunteers and coordinate responsibilities with their interests and abilities.
Set up a promotional team that’s willing to make personal invitations, call families with children, and set up an information table at the church.
Remember to factor in time for early registration, training for your teachers and volunteers, and preparing snacks for the children and volunteers during your event!
Planning and promoting a VBS is a big time commitment, but it’s an excellent outreach event and an opportunity to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to children and families. God’s blessings as you plan your VBS!
Your all-inclusive digital VBS program contains everything you need to put on a Spanish VBS—no supplemental purchases necessary! Available via digital download or USB drive, the VBS program includes the following: