Vacation Bible School

VBS and Covid-19

The LifeWay VBS team recently posted a great blog article that highlights why your church should stay the course and continue planning to host VBS at your church. I encourage you to read it and be open to hard conversations with your church leaders as you plan to potentially modify your plans and make the most of what God plans to do through Vacation Bible School at your church.  

VBS in the wake of COVID-19

Your Utah-Idaho SBC VBS Training Team is available to do a Zoom call with any of our church VBS volunteers to answer questions about hosting VBS this summer. To reach them, contact me, Jason McNair, at 801-572-5350, Ext 5 and I am happy to arrange a Zoom Meeting with your team.

We encourage you to share these short training videos provided by LifeWay VBS leaders.

VBS Videos on LifeWay VBS YouTube Page

Get lesson plans and training plans, be sure to join the LifeWay VBS Director's Club. It is completely free and comes with more than just training. There are director helps, clip art, and tons of other helpful downloads available.

LifeWay VBS Director's Club

Live VBS Training Postponed until further notice

Until further notice, we are heeding the call to limit activities where groups greater than 10 gather.  Unfortunately, that means we will not be hosting any of our scheduled VBS training events until we are given the "all clear" from local and state governments. 

Stay current with this website where we have uploaded online video based training as a supplement to live training. To schedule Zoom consultations with our VBS trainers, contact Jason McNair at 801-572-5350 Ext 5.

Thank you for your understanding.

2020 VBS - Webpic

Concrete & Cranes: Building on the love of Jesus - LifeWay’s 2020 VBS invites your kids, students, and adults to build their lives on the strong foundation that lasts a lifetime. That foundation is Jesus and everyday, people of all ages will encounter bible stories and activities that center on five foundation stones that come straight out stories from scripture.

Daily Content:
Day 1: Foundation of Love—Matthew 9:9-13
Day 2: Foundation of Forgiveness—Acts 26:1-29
Day 3: Foundation of Worth—Matthew 26:36-46
Day 4: Foundation of Promise—Matthew 28:1-10,16-20
Day 5: Foundation for Life—Matthew 7:24-29

Philippians 1:6 
I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (CSB)

Area training clinics are listed below.  Plan NOW to attend the one nearest you!  The only TICKET you'll need is to RSVP using the form below!  You may also send an e-mail or call us at 801.572.5350 ext. 2 to register.

Whispering Pines Association - POSTPONED, TBD Emmanuel BC, Cottonwood, Idaho (Poster)
Treasure Valley Baptist Association - POSTPONED, TBD - Pierce Park BC, Boise, Idaho (Poster)
Utah Association - POSTPONED, TBD - First Baptist Church, Duchesne, Utah (Poster)
Silver Lakes Association - POSTPONED, TBD - NorthStar Church, Hayden, Idaho (Poster)
Golden Spike Baptist Network - POSTPONED, TBD - April 25 - Layton Hills BC, Layton, Utah (Poster)
Spanish VBS and Sunday School Training (Utah) -POSTPONED, TBD - May 2 

Looking for the latest Vacation Bible School Info?

Visit the VBS Blog for all the latest info about LifeWay VBS

  • Connect with VBS fans and friends around the country.
  • Get the latest updates from the VBS writers.
  • Gain valuable tips and tricks to getting the most out of your VBS from the experts in the field. 

As teachers and leaders are trained, they'll begin to share their ideas, tips, and other information related to 'all things Vacation Bible School.'  EXPLORE resource links, tools & tips, and MUCH MORE on this site.  Check back often!

VBS Videos from UISBC's Vimeo site

Want to see more videos? 

Click here to go to our UISBC Vimeo Group Page and view all our linked and uploaded videos.  If you join the community, you will have the right to download any of the videos shown on our page (unless copyright rules prohibit that privilege).

Mark Jones also has a great place at to get plans for amazing VBS props. Check them out.