2018 VBS Clinics

This event is provided by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board for Pastors, Associational Missionaries, VBS Directors and every VBS leader. Clinic attendees will enjoy a continental breakfast, a tour of all the rooms, Worship Rally, base level conference, snacks and two special interest classes. It’s a great time to put final touches on your game plan for VBS 18!

COST: $15 on or before February 5, $20 from February 6 to 23; $25 beginning February 24


07:30 AM – 08:00 AM    Registration & Continental Breakfast
08:00 AM – 08:30 AM    Tour of Rooms
08:30 AM – 09:00 AM    Worship Rally
09:00 AM – 10:15 AM    Base Level Conferences
10:15 AM – 10:50 AM    Food, Fun & Fellowship
10:50 AM – 11:35 AM    Special Interest Conference #1
11:35 AM – 11:45 AM    Break
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM    Special Interest Conference #2

Attention: If you are an Association VBS Director please contact the Kids Groups and Faith Development Office to register your Association Team – 770.936.5286 for Sharon Nowak

March 3, 2018

Spring Place Baptist Church – Chatsworth

March 3, 2018

First Baptist Church – Richmond Hill

March 10, 2018

Lakewood Baptist Church – Gainesville

March 10, 2018

Sherwood Baptist Church – Albany

March 17, 2018

Flat Creek Baptist Church – Fayetteville

Breakout Sessions for Clinics

Leading a Child to Christ – Come learn some important tips to help your leaders know how to counsel with a child about what it means to become a Christian.

Music & Motions – Return home prepared to lead 1st-6th graders in the music and motions of LifeWay’s Game On!

Waiting to be Asked – Called to serve. Equipped to lead. Empowered to go. Discover how to mine the untapped potential in students through leadership in VBS.

Decorating for an All-Star VBS on a Dollar Store Budget – This conference will help you “knock your decorating out of the park” – even if you don’t have a large (or any) decorating budget. Come discover ways to decorate for VBS 2018 using items you already have, can borrow, or can purchase at dollar or discount stores.

Training VBS Leaders in Your Church – The best VBS leaders are trained VBS leaders! Come explore ways to train and equip your VBS volunteers to get their “GAME ON!” AND BE ALL THAT God would have them be for VBS 2018!

Hit a Homerun: Reaching Your Community through VBS – VBS is an excellent opportunity to reach kids and families in your community. Catch some ideas for reaching people in your community and discover how to break down walls to reach multi-cultural communities for Jesus.

Preschool Rotations – Overview of Game On! Crafts, recreation, missions, music, and snacks for preschoolers.

10 Plays for Your Playbook – Come discover 10 practical ways any teacher can be prepared and ready for the big game.

25 Themed Items to Use in VBS –This conference will equip you with 25 ordinary objects that can be used in a variety of ways to bring Game On! To life this summer. Walk away equipped with fresh, creative ideas for decorations, promotion, enlistment, registration, teacher appreciation, and more. Discover how to use resources and supplies in as many ways as possible. You’ll be geared up and ready to get the game on.

How to Have an Evangelistic VBS – Having an Evangelistic VBS doesn’t just happen. Come learn the 6 Pointers to help your church make sure that your VBS isn’t just a week-long event, but that it makes an eternal difference in the lives of those who come.

Special Needs Inclusion – Families who have children with special needs are almost like an unreached people group in some communities. Come to this session to find out what you and your church can do to reach out to these children and their families.

Go & Tell Kids – Get an in-depth look at LifeWay’s newest mission trip resource.

Involving Your Whole Church in VBS – There should be something for everyone at VBS. In this session you’ll discover ways to involve your entire church at your VBS.

“See You Next Year” or “See You Next Sunday?” – We had a great VBS! We had twice as many kids enrolled in VBS than we average on any given Sunday morning. WHAT DO WE DO? How can we leverage that momentum and turn a VBS prospect into a Sunday morning regular? Come and explore follow-up and discipleship strategies to implement after VBS.

Have a Penalty Free VBS – Safety and security must be a priority in VBS. Come learn ways to keep your VBS safe and free from penalties.

Drafting an All-Star VBS – Discover 6 tips for VBS recruitment that will help you build this year’s Dream Team.

Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry – We’ve said it for years, so let’s do it! Come learn what putting Jesus at the center of your kid’s ministry really means. Hear how being intentional in four areas can result in a Christ-centered, transformational kid’s ministry.

Children’s Recreation –  An introduction to LifeWay’s Game On! Resources designed for Grades 1-6 recreation rotation.

Snack & Craft Overview – In this breakout we will look at some of the snack options and think about allergies and budget constraints. We will also look at the crafts and consider some budget options.