I didn't go to the SBC annual meeting this year (someone has to stay back at the office!), but have already heard great things about the pastors luncheon honoring 200 SBC churches that experienced the largest VBS enrollment increases over the past 5 years. Did you know that one in four baptisms in the Southern Baptist Convention last year happened as a result of VBS?
I'm a little obsessed with Vacation Bible School - in my defense, it is kind of part of my job. (And I guess there are worse things to be obsessed with.) I'm so obsessed that I follow what people are twittering about VBS using tweet scan. It so interesting to me the different perspectives people have about VBS - tired teachers, thankful parents, frustrated tech guys, and people who know that the results of VBS are worth all of the work that goes into it!
Why am I telling you guys this? Because I believe that VBS makes a difference. And I know it's hard work for VBS directors, teachers, and volunteers, but I know that the results make it worth all of the work that you do. So be encouraged, and when you get frustrated, or overwhelmed, or you just can't get the Wiki Wiki song out of your head, remember the opportunity you have to change kids lives forever - and know that we at LifeWay are praying for you.