2018 VBS Clinic Breakouts



“Our VBS Clinic Base Level and Breakout Sessions are now on our website so that you and your VBS team can plan what you most want to attend.  You will find that we offer Base Level Classes for every age group as well as music, crafts, missions, and of course directors and pastors.  Our Breakout Sessions will not only benefit your VBS, but will also help equip your overall children’s ministry.  There will be breakouts for decorating, training your leaders, outreach, leading a child to Christ, and so much more.  

The statistics show that the more VBS leaders are trained, the more professions of faith are reported each year.  So check out the schedule, enlist your team and plan your time at the VBS Clinic nearest you.  We look forward to seeing you there as we get in the game for GAME ON VBS 2018!”

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.