Tennessee Valley Baptist Association
Sunday, September 22, 2019

VBS

 
 
 

Wild Encounters Are On The Way!

LThrow on your camera strap and buckle your seatbelt. VBS 2019 takes you on a wild adventure—with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles. As you seek out exotic animals, you’ll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in Scripture. Kids go from bewildered to believing as they get In The Wild at this summer’s 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.

TVBA VBS Dates
(*Dates and times for Summer 2019 will be posted as soon as they become available.)
 
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 18- 24, 6 - 9:00
*Yellow Creek Baptist Church: May 27 - 31 6:00 - 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. 
 

 2019 Lifeway VBS, resource page, please click here
For a link to Lifeway's 2019 VBS material and resources, please click 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.
 2019 Tennessee Baptist Convention State Tour Training:
  2019 Tuesday, April 2nd at Big Springs Baptist Church. 1415 Hardwick St. Cleveland, TN 37311, 6:30 - 8:30p.m.
 
Tennessee Baptist Convention Childhood Specialist: Vicki Hulsey
     Email: vhulsey@tnbaptist.org
 
Tennessee Valley Baptist Association VBS Director:    Now accepting volunteers
     Email: 
 

IS VBS WORTH IT?

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