Sunday, July 4, 2010

Australian-themed VBS Reached 2.9M In 2009

By Polly House

Just like a boomerang that returns when it’s thrown, LifeWay’s “Boomerang Express” Vacation Bible School curriculum returned, bringing new Christians and church prospects with it.

Vacation Bible School consistently returns a statistic that says the number of professions of faith made by those attending VBS equals about 25 percent of the number of baptisms in the Southern Baptist Convention,” said Jerry Wooley, VBS specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. “We are very proud of that. It shows how much prayer and work our churches put into making VBS not only fun, but more importantly, evangelical.”

LifeWay has reason to be proud of its VBS. Nearly 2.9 million children, youth and adults in 25,000 churches attended the “Boomerang Express”-themed VBS.

The trend of churches hosting VBS in the evening continued, with about 70 percent of churches doing so. Wooley said there are several possible factors impacting this trend.

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Until next time...share the journey and enjoy the ride!

Pat