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Articles

6 Steps for Building a Better Church Bus Ministry
By Mimi Bullock
Ministry-To-Children

http://ministry-to-children.com/better-bus-ministry/
http://ministry-to-children.com
"Picture children running from all directions to climb aboard the church bus. No dragging kids to come to church, no begging or bribing. Real excitement that affects families, even neighborhoods. It can happen-it does happen in the bus ministry!" (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

Bus Ministry Math
Bus Ministry Works

http://busministryworks.com/bus-ministry-math/
http://busministryworks.com
"I have been involved in the bus ministry in various capacities for the past 18 years. In time, I have yet to see a bus route that implemented the ideas and principles listed in this article that was floundering or struggling in its endeavor to make a difference in the lives of riders." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

Bus Work
By L.D. Burnett

http://s-usih.org/2014/08/bus-work.html
http://s-usih.org
"What is a bus ministry? Basically, it's a program through which a church provides free bus transportation to its Sunday services for members and/or visitors." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

Church Bus Ministry
By Tony Kummer
Ministry-to-Children

http://ministry-to-children.com/church-bus-ministry/
http://ministry-to-children.com
"I just walked out to plug in our old diesel church bus for its weekly mission trip around our town. Big Blue is beautiful but starting to show her age. This chuch has been running a bus ministry longer than I've been alive." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

Guidelines for Discipline in Christian Bus Ministry
By Mimi Bullock
Ministry-to-Children

http://ministry-to-children.com/discipline-bus-ministry/
http://ministry-to-children.com
"If your picture of Christian bus ministry is full of positive attitudes and well-behaved chidlren-you must be new! Don't feel bad; bus ministry, while vital and exciting, is challenging for many, even the experienced volunteer." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

Help! My Bus Route Won't Grow!
Bus Ministry Works

http://busministryworks.com/help-my-bus-route-won't-grow/
http://busministryworks.com
"This month, I would like to share a few thoughts and principles for bus ministry growth. None of these ideas are earth shattering or revolutionary. They are just tried and true principles that we neglect too often." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

Love Is The Key
Bus Ministry Works

http://busministryworks.com/love-is-the-key/
http://busministryworks.com
"As the church bus director at North Valley for the past six years, I enjoy going to our weekly Saturday bus meeting to give and receive different ideas that are helpful in the bus ministry. However, I think too often in our ministries, we have a tendency to look for the next best idea, method, or technique in order to see positive effects from our labor for God. Ideas, methods, and techniques are wonderfully helpful, but they should never be a substitute for a surrendered heart of compassion for those to whom we are ministering." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

New Life on Your Bus Route!
Bus Ministry Works

http://busministryworks.com/new-life-on-your-bus-route/
http://busministryworks.com
"Bus routes, like nearly every other ministry of the church, go through cycles. There are times when it seems as though God is blessing in an unusual way and everything is clicking. Excitement is high, workers are zealous, and people are coming ot of the woodwork to come to church. However, there are also times, for a variety of reasons, when these things begin to wane. These seasons of potential discouragement are a natural part of ministry that we must be aware of and ready to combat swiftly and effectively." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

"So, What's New?"
Bus Ministry Works

http://busministryworks.com/so-whats-new/
http://busministryworks.com
For those involved in the bus ministry, here are some ideas for you prepared by the Bus Ministry Works.

Start a bus ministry?
Church Executive

http://churchexecutive.com/archives/should-your-church-start-a-bus-ministry
http://churchexecutive.com
"The bus ministry may be the greatest evangelistic tool in the history of the local church. In the past 50 years, hundreds of millions of people have come to churches across America, riding in church buses and vans to hear the Gospel message." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

Successful Bus Ministry
Children's Ministry Magazine

http://childrensministry.com/articles/successful-bus-ministries/
http://childrensministry.com
"Imagine a chuch bus pulling into a neighborhood where children jump up and down and run to the door even before the vehicle stops. These kids want to come to church! But what'll greet them when they get to the church building… If your bus ministry is run right, these kids will encounter the love and grace of Jesus Christ." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

Ten Signs of a Great Bus Route
Bus Ministry Works

http://busministryworks.com/ten-signs-of-a-great-bus-route/
http://busministryworks.com
"All strive to be a part of a great bus route! I would like to offer ten indicators of great bus route." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

The Hyles Church Manual
By Pastor Jack Hyles

http://www.jesusisprecious.org/books/jack_hyles/church_manual/12.htm
http://www.jesusisprecious.org
"One of the fastest and surest ways to increase Sunday school attendance is through the operation of buses… Following is a list of suggestions and pointers concerning this vital phase of the Lord's work." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

The Three "P's" of the Bus Ministry
Bus Ministry Works

http://busministryworks.com/the-three-ps-of-the-bus-ministry/
http://busministryworks.com
"The bus ministry is the single greatest evangelistic tool in the history of the world. No other ministry of the local church has been responsible for more people coming to church and coming to Christ than the bus ministry." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

Through the Eyes of the Bus Worker
Bus Ministry Works

http://busministryworks.com/through-the-eyes-of-the-bus-worker/
http://busministryworks.com
"Several years ago, at our annual Pastors' & Workers' Conference, Dr. Bobby Roberson was preaching… Every week, their church brings in thousands of people by way of the bus ministry. As he was preaching, he read a poem entitled Through the Eyes of the Bus Worker, and it touched my heart." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

Booklets / Pamphlets

First Bus Ministry
By Wally Beebe

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=887595624&searchurl=tn%3Dthe%2Bfirst%2Bbus%2Bministry%26sortby%3D17%26an%3Dwally%2Bbeebe
https://www.abebooks.com
You can get this pamphlet at AbeBooks.com.

Welcome to the Bus Ministry
By Joel Fugate

http://www.swordbooks.com/welcometothebusministry.aspx
http://www.swordbooks.com
The goal of this booklet is to prepare the reader to be successful in the greatly needed bus ministry. Whether you are just getting started in the work or have worked in it for a number of years, here is instruction that will help you do it right-which will lead to the harvest of souls God promised in Psalm 126:5-6.

Books

All about the Bus Ministry
By Wally Beebe

https://www.amazon.com/All-about-Ministry-Wally-Beebe/dp/0873980050
https://www.amazon.com
An entire book dedicated solely to running and building a bus ministry. Some of the information is dated but the majority of the information can be easily applied to today's circumstances and put into practice.

Bus Ministry Trio: Bring Them In
http://www.bringthemin.com/discount-combos/bus-ministry-trio/
http://www.bringthemin.com
Here are three great bus ministry books: Handbook for Bus Workers and Children's Church by Gene Johnson, 52 Weeks of Bus Promos and Ideas by Gene Johnson, and Campaigns and Big Days for your Bus Ministry by Dave Smith. The 52 Weeks of Bus Promos and Ideas is a full pages flyers that gives you one year worth of promotional ideas for your bus/van ministry. The Campaigns and Big Days for Your Bus Ministry gives you the how to's on having a big day, but also the philosophy behind promotions and campaigns.

Church Growth Through the Bus Ministry
By Dr. Jeff Fugate

http://www.swordbooks.com/churchgrowththroughthebusministry.aspx
http://www.swordbooks.com
In this book, Dr. Jeff Fugate has learned the ins and outs of the bus ministry through more than thirty years. Dr. Fugate shares with you the lessons learned from decades of successful bus ministry. You will find ways to avoid pitfalls that have damaged bus ministries, and there is also help on how to recover if these pitfalls have been experienced. Strategies that can have been proven successful and fruitful are laid out so that any size church can start or build their outreach for souls and experience Church Growth Through the Bus Ministry.

Church Growth Through the Bus Ministry (Church Growth Series)
By Dr. Jeff Fugate

https://www.amazon.com/Church-Growth-Through-Bus-Ministry/dp/087398241X
https://www.amazon.com
In this book, Dr. Jeff Fugate has learned the ins and outs of the bus ministry through more than thirty years. Dr. Fugate shares with you the lessons learned from decades of successful bus ministry. You will find ways to avoid pitfalls that have damaged bus ministries, and there is also help on how to recover if these pitfalls have been experienced. Strategies that can have been proven successful and fruitful are laid out so that any size church can start or build their outreach for souls and experience Church Growth Through the Bus Ministry.

The Bible Bus Ministry: A book all about the bus ministry for all bus workers
By Clarence Sexton

https://www.amazon.com/Bible-bus-ministry-about-workers/dp/B000714RNS
https://www.amazon.com
This book is available on Amazon.

The First Bus Ministry
By Dr. Wally Beebe

http://www.swordbooks.com/FirstBusMinistry.aspx
http://www.swordbooks.com
The printed sermon which focuses on the passage from Luke 5:17-20 and 25 was delivered at the National Bus Convention in 1977 at the First Baptist Church of Ruskin, FL. Wally Beebe also used the title of, "Where Were You When the Roof Came Off?" for this popular message.

The First Bus Ministry As Preached by Dr. Wally Beebe (Mr. Bus) At the National Bus Conference, 1977 in Ruskin, Florida
By Dr. Wally Beebe

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=11158740993&searchurl=tn%3Dthe%2Bfirst%2Bbus%2Bministry%26sortby%3D17%26an%3Dwally%2Bbeebe
https://www.abebooks.com
The printed sermon which focuses on the passage from Luke 5:17-20 and 25 was delivered at the National Bus Convention in 1977 at the First Baptist Church of Ruskin, FL. Wally Beebe also used the title of, "Where Were You When the Roof Came Off?" for this popular message.

The Miracle of The Bus Ministry
By Ray Young

https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Bus-Ministry-Ray-Young/dp/B001VAMZWO
https://www.amazon.com
Start a new bus route and have 40 in attendance on the first Sunday. Double or triple your attendance in one on a "Big Day." Increase your average by 40 percent within six weeks. Learn methods that will cause riders to come. And learn hundreds of practical methods that will transform your bus ministry. This book is for the pastor, bus director, bus captain, bus driver, bus worker, etc.

The Miracle of the Bus Ministry
By Dr. Ray Young

http://worthpublications.com/product/the-miracle-of-the-bus-ministry-by-dr-ray-young/
http://worthpublications.com
Start a new bus route and have 40 in attendance on the first Sunday. Double or triple your attendance in one on a "Big Day." Increase your average by 40 percent within six weeks. Learn methods that will cause riders to come. And learn hundreds of practical methods that will transform your bus ministry. This book is for the pastor, bus director, bus captain, bus driver, bus worker, etc.

Welcome to the Bus Ministry
http://www.swordbooks.com/welcometothebusministry.aspx
http://www.swordbooks.com
The goal of this booklet is to prepare the reader to be successful in the greatly needed bus ministry. Whether you are just getting started in the work or have worked in it for a number of years, here is instruction that will help you do it right-which will lead to the harvest of souls God promised in Psalm 126:5, 6.

Bookstore / Online Store

Sword of the Light Ministries
http://www.swordbooks.com/busministry-2.aspx
http://www.swordbooks.com
If you put the word bus in the search engine, you will find more resources regarding the bus ministry.

Bus Ministry

Bus Ministry Works
http://busministryworks.com
Bus Ministry Works has many resources about Bus Ministry. These resources are free.

North Valley Baptist Church
http://nvbc.org/bus-ministry.php
http://nvbc.org
North Valley Baptist Church's Bus Ministry has been operating since 1975. Their bus routes continue to run up and down the streets of their community every Sunday.

Northview Baptist Church
http://northviewbaptistchurch.org/bus-ministry.html
http://northviewbaptistchurch.org
The Bus Ministry at Northview Baptist Church is led by David Reynolds. Each week, their bus and two vans are sent out to pick up those who would otherwise not have the means to travel to their church. The attendees include younger, elementary age children, as well as those who participate in their adult classes.

South Haven Baptist Church
http://www.shbcministries.org/bus-ministry
http://www.shbcministries.org
The Bus Ministry is one of the ministries of South Haven Baptist Church. Their bus ministry picks up children and adults every Sunday for Sunday school and church. At present they have 12 routes.

Valley Baptist Church
http://www.valleybaptist.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=194769
http://www.valleybaptist.org
Every Sunday, the Valley Baptist Church have busses that leave the Church campus and drive to the Oildale area to pick up those who have no means of coming to church. Bus Ministry is for children and adults alike.

Bus Ministry Brochure

Come Ride the Bus With Us
http://www.swordbooks.com/comeridethebuswithusbrochure.aspx
http://www.swordbooks.com
These eye-catching brochures are a great way to introduce your neighborhood to the bus ministry. Inside panels include a blank for estimated pick-up time and bus ministry details. Brochues come 100 to a pack and are tri-fold design.

MP3

Bus Ministry Masterpieces (MP3 Album)
http://www.swordbooks.com/BusMinistryMasterpieces.aspx
http://www.swordbooks.com
Hear timeless messages from men who were committed to growing their church bus ministry outreach programs. Audio messages include lectures and sermons from different pastors.

Online Sermons

A Lady's Place in the Bus Ministry
By Patty Albert

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=32107223954
ttp://www.sermonaudio.com

Faith Sermon Preparation in a Busy Ministry
By Dr. David Murray

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=9271413341110
ttp://www.sermonaudio.com

Making A Difference Through The Bus Ministry
By Vince Keeton

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=99152032221
ttp://www.sermonaudio.com

Protecting Your Bus Ministry From Litigation
By Peter Lopez

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=32107224054
ttp://www.sermonaudio.com

South Hall Workshop 1 - Organizing Your Bus Ministry
By Jason Wall

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=31114152242
ttp://www.sermonaudio.com

The Bus Ministry
By Terrell Hopkins

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=122171154363
ttp://www.sermonaudio.com

Why We Have A Bus Ministry
By Dr. Rick Savage

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=12015222594
ttp://www.sermonaudio.com

Online Videos

The Bus Ministry Works
https://vimeo.com/14983291
https://vimeo.com
The bus ministry has been responsible for bringing millions of people to church. But does it still work? Is the bus ministry still worth our time? Is it still worth our money? Is it still relevant?

The Bus Ministry Works (Updated)
https://vimeo.com/16638178
https://vimeo.com
This video shows the North Valley Baptist Church on Bus Sunday. There are additional people aside from those reached or directly involved with North Valley Baptist Church's Bus Ministry.

Striving Together Through the Bus Ministry
http://ministry127.com/resources/video/striving-together-through-the-bus-ministry
http://ministry127.com
This short video is about the story of one boy impacted through a church striving together.

PDF

Bus Ministry 101
By Matthew B. Gage
Baptist Basics University

http://baptistbasics.org/podcasts/BBU/busministry.pdf
http://baptistbasics.org
Bus Ministry 101 is a course prepared by Matthes Gage. This course will instruct you on how to effectively conduct a bus ministry. It will show you the why's and how's of the bus ministry.

The Soul Winning Bus Ministry
By Dave Smith
Bible Believers

http://www.biblebelievers.com/BusMinistryManual.pdf
http://www.biblebelievers.com
The material contained in this manual is a compilation of Dave Smith's lectures when he was teaching a course on Bus Ministry at Trinity Baptist College. This manual was written for use by any size bus ministry.

What's In It For Me? The Church Members and the Bus Ministry
Sword of the Lord

http://www.swordofthelord.com/download/books/Church-Growth-Bus-Ministry
http://www.swordofthelord.com
This is an excerpt from the book Church Growht Through the Bus Ministry. You can read this PDF from Sword of the Lord.

Songs

Bus Ministry Suggested Songs
BussMinistry.Info

http://busministry.info/songs.htm
http://busministry.info
This page has a list of songs that you can sing with the kids on the bus.

Tracts

Don't Miss the Bus
http://www.swordbooks.com/DontMisstheBusTract.aspx
http://www.swordbooks.com
Here is the perfect tract to use while out on bus visitation. You can leave this in the hands of your riders or their parents. Included in the tract is the plan of salvation with simple prayer on the back. You can personalize this tract by writing your information, or your church's information, at the back of the tract.


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