NASHVILLE (BP) — As hundreds gather at Ridgecrest Conference Center for Friday’s kickoff of the 2020 VBS preview series, anyone — for the first time ever — can watch from around the globe.
On Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. ET, LifeWay will live stream the evening session of their “Concrete & Cranes” preview event from the conference center near Asheville, N.C., for free.
“VBS is the most evangelistic event most churches do all year. It’s a strategy the church cannot afford to ignore,” said Chuck Peters, director of operations for LifeWay Kids.
“So we are hosting this simulcast as a way to invite church leaders, parents, and anyone, anywhere, involved in kids ministry get a sneak peek of what we’re offering this year and how it can best be used.”
To access the simulcast, users will need to create a free LifeWay Digital Pass account, which they’ll use to sign in and watch the evening session.
The 2020 VBS theme, “Concrete & Cranes,” revealed June 2019, will focus on Philippians 1:6 and will teach kids — through five stories from the life of Jesus — how they can build their lives on the sure foundation of Christ and His Gospel.
In addition to the simulcast, the rollout of “Concrete & Cranes” includes the VBS Director’s Club, another new free feature that includes videos, clip art and other tools for VBS promotion and organization.
Churches looking to get a head start on VBS can order the new Director’s Kit (formerly known as the Jumpstart Kit). For “Concrete & Cranes” the kit comes in the form of a tool case.
The 2020 kit includes an administrative guide that offers training tips, set-up and promotion suggestions, a double-sided promotional poster, a CD-ROM containing evaluation tools and forms, music, samples of take-home activity books for all age groups, as well as some gifts for the VBS director.
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Source: Baptist Press