Posted on : Monday February 1, 2010

By Sharon Mager, BCM/D Correspondent

d.—Now’s the time to shine up those cowboy boots, sign up and mosey on over to The Church at Severn Run for this year’s big VBS expo on Feb. 27. Jeff Slaughter, who writes the LifeWay VBS songs and teaches them on the videos, will be the special guest. He’ll lead worship and teach leaders this year’s super high energy songs.

June Holland, BCM/D VBS missionary, said the expo is hands-on training for all aspects of VBS including music, Bible lessons for pre-school through adults, snacks, missions, crafts and recreation.

“It’s very informal, fun and very hands-on,” Holland said of the expo. Leaders make the crafts and snacks, learn the music, how to best utilize the material, unique ways to promote VBS and follow-up afterwards and ways to lead children to Christ.

Holland said there is a real emphasis on discipleship this year and training will include helping churches to not only bring kids in and help them make a decision to follow Jesus, but to help them understand their new faith and to grow.

Throughout the day there will be drawings for VBS goodies, including an inflatable horse.

A LifeWay bookstore will be set up and churches can place their VBS orders at that time.

The expo is free and includes lunch, but registration is required.

For more information and to register, see