Why Do VBS?

Jeanne Burns, Adjunct Professor Christian Education at Midwestern Seminary, answers the question, “Why in the world do we still do Vacation Bible School?” To read this insightful article, click here.

Training Materials for Associations and Churches

VBS Certificates and Reports

To receive a VBS Certificate, churches must complete the requirements listed in the VBS Standard. Download, edit and print your own VBS Standard or VBS Advanced Standard certificate.  Click the certificate you earned, enter your information, and print.  If you need assistance, please contact Pam Jeffries at 1-800-736-6227 ext. 337. In order to easily edit these files, you must download and view them using Adobe Acrobat Reader (available here).  To download these files, right click on the links below and choose “Save As…”

2021 Church VBS Certificate
2021 Associational VBS Certificate

*Reporting for 2021 VBS has changed. Please use one of the two options below for reporting.

Mail Option: Complete this report, VBS Church Report, make copies, keep one for your records, and mail the form to: 400 East High Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.

2021 VBS Church Report

Online Option: Enter your VBS info online at vbs.lifeway.com/churchreport. No login credentials required.

Virtual VBS

If your church needs to hold VBS virtually, use VBS In A Box!  All components of VBS are already available on files you may stream to your church family.