Approximately 24,000 Southern Baptist churches conduct VBS or Backyard Kids Club each year.
In many countries – including New Zeeland, Australia and Malysia – VBS is known as Holiday Club.
Early Vacation Bible Schools were four weeks long.
The first VBS workers were school teachers on summer break and received a salary.
Each year approximately 2,500 people make the decision to pursue vocational ministry as a result of VBS.
60,000 to 80,000 people are trained annually to work in VBS using LifeWay’s resources.
LifeWay’s VBS team begins developing a theme and resources approximately 18 months prior to the resources being available.
Celebrating 90: LifeWay Christian Resources began publishing VBS resources in 1925 under the leadership of Dr. Homer Grice.