These Florida churches are strategic about VBS follow-up

 
First Baptist Church of Naples reached 936 children at this year’s Vacation Bible School At this point in the summer, most Florida Baptist churches have put vacation bible school in the books and are taking a well-deserved breather before planning for next year begins. Not Ginger Owens at First Baptist Church Panama City, though. “My burden starts as soon as VBS is over,” the minister of childhood education said. “If we don’t do a ...

FIRST PERSON: VBS planning has got to include follow-up strategy

 
If you've ever planned a big event, you know how it feels when it's over. All the work and energy and trial and error that went into planning and executing the project can be exhausting, and when it's finally over, all that energy seems to fly out the window. But for church leaders, the end of an outreach event is only the beginning. This is heavy on my heart as we enter Vacation Bible School season, and I'm reminded how ...