Very early in the planning process, staff must give serious consideration to establishing goals for the VBS program:
What objectives must be met if the program is to be considered a success?
Who do you expect to participate-children at what ages? youth? family units?
Is God calling you to reach out in a new way to a new segment of the community?
Are you planning a week to enrich the church children's understanding of the Bible?
Is the program to be an outreach to the community?
Discussion of these issues in advance allows teachers and staff to work together with a common understanding.