Nine out of 10 children in Tennessee are on course to reach adulthood having no relationship with Christ. VBS and BKC are key ministry opportunities that can change that statistic.
Chris Turner: Hello and welcome into this episode of Radio B&R. I’m your host Chris Turner, director of communications for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board and today I’m joined by Donna Blaydes and Vicki Hulsey, children’s and preschool ministry specialists here at the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. We are going to talk about vacation bible school but that’s not all we’re going to talk about. We’re also going to talk about backyard kid clubs so just to kind of jump in here, we’re really excited to have y’all with us. How are some ways in which churches, just the whole VBS and how it might’ve changed over the past few years as you’ve seen that evolve?
Vicki Hulsey: One of the first things that I think about is that I see some folks that think VBS is just old, that that’s something, a program that doesn’t work anymore yet one of the things that we can see that has not changed at all is when we look at national statistics that 25% of the baptisms reported in southern Baptist churches come from vacation bible schools so that is very strong evidence that vacation bible school still works and it’s one of the strongest, if not the strongest evangelistic arm of the church. [Read more…]