VBS Followup Ideas
VBS Followup Ideas available below with a free VBS Volunteer Registration & Questionnaire forms.
Vacation Bible School Followup Ideas
In most churches, Vacation Bible School (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, use
these VBS followup ideas and 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
It’s the time after VBS that’s the most crucial to your program’s
success as an outreach tool. You need VBS followup ideas and a followup
plan to ensure that the children and their families return to your
Here are some VBS followup 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.
The VBS Volunteer Registration form is available to hand out & the
questionnaire form you will need to hand out immediately after vacation
bible school because it asks questions on their VBS experience and ways
to improve next year's VBS.
Click on the link to download:
VBS Volunteer Registration
VBS Volunteer Questionnaire
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