Planning for and getting kids to your VBS is a HUGE undertaking. And I’m sure we all share the same feeling when VBS is over—WE DID IT, WE SURVIVED! After a week of VBS, we’re ready to put VBS on the back burner until next summer. However, there is a golden opportunity waiting for you. For many churches, VBS is the largest outreach ministry in the course of the year. So what do you do to follow-up with the kids who attended your VBS?
Here’s a simple three-step strategy:
- Be intentional—don’t just gather contact information, do something with it. Create a volunteer role just to manage follow up.
- Be timely—send a follow up communication soon after your VBS. Invite those who don’t regularly attend your church back for weekend worship and children’s ministry classes. The Follow-Up Photo Frames are a fun way to include a picture of that child enjoying VBS, plus kids LOVE to get mail!
- Be prayerful—pray for each new child who came to your VBS that God would stir in their hearts a desire to come learn more about Jesus.
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