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To many people and churches in Louisiana Vacation Bible School is like Christmas in the summer. It is simply the most wonderful time of the year. Vacation Bible School still serves as the largest evangelistic event that a church can be a part of. With this all in mind, the Childhood Ministry Office serves as the training center and resource center for Vacation Bible School every year.

Vacation Bible School is the single largest evangelistic opportunity a church will have all year long.

The theme for 2014 from LifeWay is Agency D3: Discover, Decide and Defend!

The Biblical Content is a walk through the proof of the existence, ministry and purpose of Jesus. The theme is based on a special agent or spy detective type setting. It looks to be another great year for VBS in Louisiana Baptist Churches. For training there is a unique opportunity in 2014.

  • On April 11-12, 2014 there will be a VBS Retreat held at Tall Timbers Baptist Conference Center in Woodworth, Louisiana
  • This training will take the place of previously held Regional Training for Associational Teams.
  • Associational Teams will still receive their primary training at this retreat opportunity.
  • In addition to Associational Teams this year local church teams are invited to join us for this unique training time.
  • This will still hold the Associational Training as the primary training level for most churches. This simply adds a level of training not previously available.
  • Some churches may choose to come for Saturday only to this retreat. This opportunity will be made available.
  • In addition to basic age level training there will be great breakout sessions helping churches to think more extensively about outreach, follow-up, decorating, recreation, family nights, and many other topics.
More detailed information about the VBS Retreat will be coming to every Louisiana Baptist Church shortly after the first of the year. So get your VBS team recruited and then come to Tall Timbers for a fun bonding time as a team as you prepare for the greatest week of the year.

While LifeWay VBS is the primary focus of our training we are more than happy to help give a church direction and help on an individual basis if they feel led to select another VBS theme. We are also available to help individual churches think through VBS opportunities in their communities such as Backyard Bible Clubs, Apartment VBS Ministry and many other ideas. Please do not hesitate to contact the Children’s Ministry Office for more information.

One more opportunity for smaller churches is to request a GOLA VBS College Team. Please click here for more information about this incredible opportunity.

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