Transition VBS to SS

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Transition VBS to SS

  1. 1. Transition From VBS to Sunday School Target Audience: Children who attended VBS but do not attend Sunday School. When: The first Sunday after VBS Advance Preparation u Gather the names of children who attended VBS but do not attend Sunday School. u Arrange to meet with preschool and children’s Sunday School leaders before VBS begins. Discuss the importance of connecting children who attended VBS to Sunday School. Explain that VBS leaders will be encouraging children to attend Sunday School the week following VBS. u Match Sunday School leaders and VBS leaders who teach the same ages/grades and encourage them to look over the VBS curriculum together. u Contact the parents of the children who will attend Transition Sunday. Explain that you are inviting their children to attend Sunday School because they came to VBS. Remind them of the importance of weekly Bible study and the need for spiritual foundations in the lives of their children. Encourage the parents to bring their children or offer to pick up the children if appropriate. u Invite Sunday School leaders to attend the last day of VBS to meet the children who may attend their classes on your Transition Sunday. Conducting Your Transition Sunday u Encourage Sunday School leaders and VBS leaders to choose an early arrival activity and a VBS game they could use to review the VBS Bible stories. u Select simple VBS decorations to place in the Sunday School rooms on the last day of VBS. u Assure Sunday School leaders that they can continue with their planned curriculum for Transition Sunday with the addition of the early arrival activity and the review game. u Suggest that by adding a VBS early arrival activity and a review game children will feel confident that they can participate in Sunday School. u Encourage the VBS leader to be present in the Sunday School room of the age group she taught
  2. 2. for VBS to welcome the children and help them make the transition from VBS to Sunday School. u Send notes of appreciation to the Sunday School and VBS leaders who participated in the transition. Continue Your Transition Efforts u Make sure each child who attended the Transition Sunday receives a phone call or a postcard inviting him to return to Sunday School the next week. u Send each prospect home with an invitation to your Sunday night and Wednesday night activities. ©2009, LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, VBS 2010, Published in the United States of America

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