1). Club VBS is less expensive. VBS costs thousands of dollars. Club VBS offers less literature, decorations, and accessories for their theme - your church will spend less with Club VBS.
2). Club VBS is more versatile. Last summer our student ministry rented a trailer in a local mobile home park and hosted a VBS. Club VBS is perfect for a non-traditional, non-church-based VBS setting. A trailer, an apartment complex pavilion, your home, or a one-day VBS - LifeWay has designed Club VBS to fit any format.
3). Club VBS is different than every other SBC church. Last year I had a young man tell me he attended 3 Amazing Wonders Aviation's. While everyone else is attending Colossal Coaster World, the children who come to your church will be at Jungle Jaunt.
Here are 5 important secrets to a successful VBS:
1). Promotion will determine your attendance. This year we're buying Facebook ads to promote Club VBS.
2). Organization will determine the worker's attitudes. Plans and back-up plans should be made months in advance.
3). The real reason children want to come - to have fun. Boring people should be banned from VBS.
4). Present the Gospel every night. Club VBS presents the Gospel on the 4th night with an opportunity to respond. Good teachers present the Gospel in their classrooms every night.
5). Follow-up can easily be forgotten. The best follow-up is from the teachers who taught that child. If you commit to teach a class, you should also be committed to follow-up.
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