Tennessee Valley Baptist Association
Thursday, April 02, 2020


Tennessee Valley Baptist Association VBS Director:    Donna Pendergrass


Email: veggie6879@aol.com         423-240-7236

TVBA VBS Training Clinic, April 7th, First Baptist Dayton, 7pm


2020 State Training for Associational VBS Teams


In March 2020, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board will conduct five Vacation Bible School Clinics across the state. These clinics are designed for associational VBS teams who will then train church leaders at an associational VBS training to effectively plan, promote, and conduct LifeWay’s Concrete & Cranes Vacation Bible School.



Concrete & Cranes VBS

Why Choose LifeWay's VBS?


Reaching Out


Revealing Jesus through every aspect of VBS

LifeWay’s gospel-centered and expert-vetted VBS prepares your leaders with trustworthy Bible-teaching. Your kids will have a blast while every activity, Bible lesson, and song points them to Jesus.

You can rest assured that all aspects of your VBS will include age-appropriate outreach. Your church will have the opportunity to establish ongoing relationships with everyone who attends. On average, 10% of kids who attend VBS are not associated with a church family. For the average VBS, 10% equals 10 people. Would discovering 10 people, and starting a relationship with them, be a big deal for your church?

Learning About God

Everything that happens during VBS grows out of the biblical content. Kids can connect to God’s Word in a creative setting where the gospel message can speak into their hearts.

Having Fun

VBS is exciting! LifeWay’s VBS is flexible to meet your church’s needs. Backyard Kids Club can help you take your event out of the church and into the community or onto the mission field.

(Dates and times for Summer 2020*  will be posted as soon as they become available. 2019 Dates are below)
Bethel Baptist Church: 
Central Baptist Church:  June 25 - 30, 6:15 - 8:18 
Clear Creek Baptist Church: May 20-24, 6 - 8
Concord Union Baptist Church: June 24 - 29, 6 - 8:30
Cranmore Cove Baptist Church: June 11 - 15, 6 - 8 
Dayton First Baptist Church: June  3 - 5, 8:30 a.m. - 2
Garrison Baptist Church: 
Grandview Baptist Church: June 4 - 7, 6 - 8:30
Graysville First Baptist Church: July 7, 10:00 - 2:00; July 9-13, 6:30 -8:30 
High Point Baptist Church: 
Lake Drive Baptist Church: June 2 - 7, 6:45 - 9
Mercy Missionary Baptist Church: 
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church: June 3 - 7, 6 - 8:30
Mt. Zion Baptist Church: June 24 - 29, 6-8:30 
New Union Baptist Church: June 2 - 6, 6 - 8:30
Ogden Baptist Church: 
Old Washington Baptist Church: June 2 -6, 6 - 8:30
Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church: 
Saint Clair Baptist Church: June 4 - 8, 6 - 8:30
Sale Creek First Baptist Church: June 23-28, 6 -8:30
Salem Baptist Church: June 16 - 18 , 6:00 - 8:05
Smyrna Baptist Church: 
Spring City First Baptist Church: June 2 - 7, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Union Fork Baptist Church: June 18 - 21, 6 - 8:00
Walden's Ridge Baptist Church: June 2 - 7, 6 - 8:45 p.m.
* Wolf Creek Baptist Church: June 8 -12, 6 - 8:30
*Yellow Creek Baptist Church: May 25 - 29,   6- 8:30 p.m.
TVBA Church VBS Directors:
Please remember to complete and submit your VBS Church Summary Report Forms as soon as possible following the conclusion of your VBS online or to TVBA. 
Please email or mail a copy of your Summary Report to the Association Office.
For a link to the VBS Church Summary Report Form, please click here
To input your VBS Church Summary Report may be accessed by logging in to the
Tennessee Electronic Database using your church's login at https://tn.sbcworkspace.com/ 
Once logged in, click on the Survey tab
If you need any help, please feel free to contact Stephanie Daniel
at the Association Office, 423-775-6192 or her cell 423-400-4756.  
Forms may be given to the office and Stephanie will be glad to input your VBS for you. 

  Lifeway VBS, resource page, please click here
For a link to Lifeway's  VBS material and resources, please click https://vbs.lifeway.com/ here.
For a link to Lifeway's ZIP For Kids material and resources, please click here.
For a link to the Tennessee Baptist Convention's VBS resource page, please click here.
2020 Tennessee Baptist Convention State Tour Training for Associations: 

Monday, March 2 - FBC Athens

Tuesday, March 3 - FBC Morristown

Thursday, March 5 - Cookeville site will be shared when location has been confirmed.

Saturday Morning, March 7 – FBC Mt. Juliet

Monday, March 9 – West Jackson Baptist Church, Jackson 
Tennessee Baptist Convention Childhood Specialist: Vicki Hulsey
Tennessee Valley Baptist Association VBS Director:    Donna Pendergrass
     Email: veggie6879@aol.com 423-240-7236 


It’s no secret that Vacation Bible School takes a lot of hard work. There are schedules to plan, crafts to make, volunteers to recruit—you know the drill. And when the big week comes to a close, you may collapse in a VBS-induced coma. It’s easy to raise the question, “Is VBS worth it?” To that we say, “Yes!” and here are a few reasons why:

2.5 million people attended VBS.

Over 155,000 unchurched families connected with the body of Christ.

Over 70,000 people made professions of faith.

Over 1,300 kids responded to God’s call into ministry or missions.

In a single week, kids received 15 hours of intense discipleship. That’s equivalent to 7 months of ministry!

$6.5M given to mission causes through VBS offerings.

VBS brings energy to your church in a way nothing else can. It’s fun for kids, and it’s great for families. You’ll see conversations about Jesus begin to happen in a natural setting and hearts may be changed for an eternity.

It doesn’t matter how large or how small your church is—whether you have five, fifty, or five hundred kids—

You can do VBS and it’s always worth it!

*Statistics based on church reporting