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

What are we reading?

I polled my teammates this week to see what they are reading. I think it's really important to keep reading and improving, no matter what discipline you're working in, and it's also important to keep refreshed and inspired through reading (especially when you love it as much as I do! I especially struggled sitting down to read non-fiction, as I love the relationships and action packed stories of fiction to keep me moving. One way I've gotten myself to read more nonfiction is to do it by audio ... 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

Zip Tip- Recruiting Leaders

Recruiting leaders. It's that thing that makes your stomach churn and your jaw get tense. You want to get good, godly people to be involved in your kids' lives, but you don't want to have to twist anyone's arm to do it. Here are some tips for recruiting leaders for Zip for Kids. 1. Pray- ask God to reveal to you the people He wants involved with Zip. 2. Watch- keep your eyes peeled for the gifts and skills church members have and look for ways to include them through the tracks you choose to ... Continue Reading