VBS Followup Ideas

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I have some Vacation Bible School (VBS) Followup Ideas below along with a free VBS Volunteer Questionnaire to download.

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VBS Followup Ideas

Vacation Bible School (VBS) Follow-up Ideas

In most churches, VBS is their largest summer activities. It usually takes up the form of a day camp including games, crafts, bible lessons, and many other activities.

This is the time of the year when churches all around the country are either wrapping up their VBS for the summer or getting their VBS in before the school year starts again. All the planning was done several months ago, volunteers were recruited, supplies were purchased, skits were rehearsed, games were planned, and VBS went off without a hitch. Everyone breathes easier with a sigh a relief and wishes one another a hearty, “I can’t wait until we can do this again next year.”

Often though, we tend to move forward to quickly and we forget a valuable asset such as collective knowledge, comments and suggestions of those who worked your VBS. While it is still fresh in their minds, ask your staff and volunteers for their input on what went well, what didn’t work and what could be done differently next summer. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to improve your VBS by reflecting on the past. Immediately or shortly after VBS is over, give everyone a questionnaire (below) and ask them to give you some input.

It’s the time after VBS that’s the most crucial to your program’s success as an outreach tool. You need a follow-up plan to ensure that the children and their families return to your church.

Here are some VBS follow-up ideas you might consider:

  • VBS Adoption Kit: Make a kit with each child’s vital statistics: birthday, age, likes, interests, address, phone number, and family information. Then connect each child with a church family. Families can use the kits to get to know their “adoptees” throughout the year and encourage them to come to church and Sunday School.

  • Shepherd List: Use registration cards to make a follow-up “shepherding” visits to children’s homes. Ask children about their interests and any questions they may have about your church. Explain to children that they’re Jesus’ little lambs and that you and he want to see them become a permanent part of your flock!

  • VB S Part 2: A few weeks after your VBS, schedule a few more sessions so children who’ve committed their lives to Christ during VBS can learn how to keep growing spiritually. Have teachers explain what being a Christian means and how children’s lives will be changed. Also, prepare children to share their newfound faith with others and then conduct an outreach event for them to practice.

  • VBS Reunion: Invite all the VBS children to a get-together every month or quarter. Make each reunion a wildly fun event that fits your VBS them. For example, if you had a “treasures” theme, have a treasure hunt one time and a treasures of the hear auction the next where teams bid on treasured character qualities.
Click here for the VBS Volunteer Questionnaire.

VBS Chocolate Covered Suprise Cookies

VBS Chocolate Covered Carmel Surprise Cookies

A delicious chocolate cookie your vacation bible children will love with a wrapped around surprise center!


  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans (optional)
  • 48 chocolate covered carmel candies
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1. In a large bowl, cream together the white sugar, brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda, gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in the pecans. Cover dough and chill for at least one hour. Meanwhile unwrap the candies.
  • 2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 3. With floured hands, wrap about 1 tablespoon of dough around each piece of candy, completely covering the candy. Roll each ball in the remaining tablespoon of white sugar. Place 2 inches apart on an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should be set and slightly cracked.
  • 4. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave oven, or in a bowl over simmering water. Drizzle over the cookies when they are cool. If the melted chips are too thick, add vegetable oil to achieve the desired consistency.
Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies for your VBS children to enjoy! :)

Offering Count Sheet

The Offering Count Sheet is free and can be used for your Secretary/Treasurer to count the church offerings.

The form has a place to:

  • Record bills (ones, fives, tens, etc.)
  • Record total coins
  • Record checks received (name, amount, check number)
  • Record offering from other ministries that would be included in the church deposit.
This will help your church treasurer or whomever is responsible for deposit to have accurate deposits.

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