What Are You Reading?

Something I love about working at LifeWay is the frequent emphasis on training and improving. We're often reading and studying new resources, whether for education or inspiration, that help us improve what we do. So I thought I'd take an informal poll of what the VBS team is reading right now. I'm reading the audio book of Mary Poppins Opens the Door by P.L. Travers, which is a fun step into the whimsical mind of a child, as well as some thoughts about discipline. The original Mary Poppins of ... Continue Reading

Making VBS Your Own

Every year when I edit the grammar and style of the VBS material, I pause over the paragraphs about making VBS your own and smile.   These sections tell you that you don't have to use VBS curriculum just as it's written, but can adjust it to fit your schedule, age groups, number of teachers, and any other needs you have. And I smile because I know so many people who already do this so well. From stories of a helicopter landing at one Agency D3 this year to the rumor of a VBS villain ... Continue Reading

Welcome, Klista Storts!

Today we're pausing to welcome a new face to our LifeWay VBS team! We're really excited to welcome Klista Storts on board. Klista has been at LifeWay for 7 years as a Kids Ministry Specialist and I've gotten to see how awesome she is at what she does! A few weeks ago we had the privilege of seeing Klista move over to the VBS team. I asked her a few questions to help us all get to know her better. Without further ado, give a round of applause for Klista! You'll be hearing some great wisdom from ... Continue Reading

Follow-up Kit Giveaway

One of the most important aspects of VBS to me is how we follow up with the new kids who come to VBS. Do they know we cared during the week? Yes. Did they have a great time? Yeah! Did they learn about Jesus. You bet! But what does that mean to them if they cease to hear from us the moment they walk out of the church doors. It's so important for kids and their families to see God's love at work in you outside of the church building. A phone call, a card, a visit on the door step. Any of these can ... Continue Reading