Read in 1 min Leader Resources » Ministry Basics » Planning Events Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Free 4-Week VBS Planning Guide Published: May 19, 2023 Plan VBS in just 4 weeks! So you’re a little behind on planning VBS? No worries, we’ve got you covered. With this FREE 4-week planning timeline, you can pull off the event of the summer in just 4 weeks. With VBS, you’ll… Create an impact and introduce more kids and families to Jesus than any other event. Build unity and involve the whole church in a common purpose. Broaden your reach and open up your church to a larger community. Here’s how to get started! Choose an easy-to-run program. Every Group VBS program comes with step-by-step leader guides and plug & play media, so volunteers can hit the ground running. Order resources the Super Easy Way. It’s as simple as 1-2-3! Just put in your number of participants and the Super Easy Order Form will calculate everything you need. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to customize the order so it’s exactly what you want! Keep it simple! Sure, it’s fun to take over the church and create an over-the-top environment, but at the end of the day VBS is about the relationships kids form with leaders, each other, and Jesus. Download the 4-Week Planning Timeline down below. Additional tips and tricks If you’re planning to pull your VBS together quickly, here are a few resources and ideas to help you out. Set up a registration site, like VBS PRO, so families can easily sign up and get details about VBS. If you’re doing a Stellar or Babylon VBS, use VBS Training LABs to train your volunteers through on-demand videos! Keep decorating simple! Themed backdrops can go a long way towards creating a fun environment. Check out the Best Practices section of VBS Tools for tips on recruiting volunteers, budgeting and more! Ready for set-up? Write each task on a post-it, so people can just grab and go! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!