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Hands-On VBS Training

Discover Time-Saving & Budget-Stretching Tips from Group's VBS Veterans

Over 300 FunShop Events Around the Country!

Group's VBS FunShop events offer hands-on-training where you’ll learn how to create amazing decorations with step-by-step instructions, experience a “Day at VBS,” network and learn how to plan, coordinate and pull off an amazing VBS event. Learn how to make every second count at VBS. Get practical pointers on all things VBS—including fundraising, volunteer recruiting, decorating, and family follow-up. Get an energizing jump start to your VBS season, and...have fun! Bring all your key leaders!

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Event Details


Meet and mingle with other VBS Groupies in your area and coordinate sharing props and decorating resources.


Most events are scheduled for 4 hours. Check specific events for details.


  • Participant Booklet with step-by-step decoration instructions, pictures, tips and more!
  • Giveaways!
  • Exclusive FunShop Gift!

Sample Schedule

8:15 AM Doors Open... Registration, Refreshments, Networking
8:30 AM New to Group VBS Q & A (optional)
8:45 AM FunShop & Networking
12:30 PM On your way home... ready for VBS!
Mobile Schedule

Host a 2020 VBS FunShop!

Apply Now to Host a 2020 VBS FunShop—US and Canada!

Are you a VBS Groupie? Do you start thinking about VBS in January? Do you like to connect with new people and organize events? If so, you have what it takes to be a great VBS FunShop host!

What is a VBS FunShop?

A VBS FunShop is a FUN, power-packed 4 hour training event led by a Group VBS veteran at your church. This hands-on training equips VBS directors, leaders and volunteers on all things related to the VBS program and decorating. Your team partners with Group to host participants, gather and prep supplies, and learn all the best how-to’s for making this your best VBS ever! Plus, you’ll also receive lots of great perks for your hard work!

How to Apply

  1. Choose from two great VBS programs: Rocky Railway VBS 2020 LogoWilderness Escape VBS 2020 Logo
  2. Complete our online application
    We are looking for Rocky Railway hosts for English and Spanish.

Please email us at VBSTeam@group.com for a copy of the FunShop Host FAQs to check out the exciting hosting benefits, or if you have any other questions about VBS FunShops.

Host applications are being accepted through August 30, 2019. We will announce our 2020 locations by November 1. Registration for 2020 FunShops open January 2020.

Registration for 2020 FunShops opens January 2020.