6 Ways to Make Transitions Meaningful

VBS is full of transitions. Kids are constantly moving from activity to activity. Don't lose that time! Train your volunteers now to make sure no moment of the day goes without intentionality! Guide leaders to use every moment that they have with kids to develop relationships and provide teachable moments, even when they are traveling from place to place. Remind teachers that this may be the only time we get to pour into a certain child, and we want to make the very best of the ... Continue Reading

6 Ways to Build Relationships

VBS is an unbelievable opportunity for adult leaders to build discipleship relationships. There may be kids who come to VBS that you have never had in your church group before, and building relationships with those kids is of utmost importance so that they feel comfortable and want to come back and continue learning about God long after VBS. As you train your teachers and helpers, communicate the importance of connecting with kids by giving them these 6 ways to begin building ... Continue Reading

Using Zip for Kids as a Follow Up to VBS

Do you have an exit strategy for VBS this summer? How will you follow up with the kids and families who come to VBS? How will you intentionally continue the learning throughout the summer so that kids go back to school in the fall changed? This summer at VBS, we are talking about who Jesus is and why we believe that He is who He said He is. The Lord was so sweet in the way that He lead us to develop Zip for Kids. We didn’t see what He had done until after we finished producing Zip for Kids, but ... Continue Reading

Five Reasons we Decorate

Why do we spend time decorating for VBS? It takes a lot of effort and even some money to decorate. So why do we do that? Well, here are 5 reasons to decorate your space for VBS. 1. Decorations get kids excited about the week. 2. Decorations help kids feel that they have been prepared for and that the church is excited that they are there. 3. Decoration can remove distractions by creating one single environment or feel for the room. Decorations also can hide those things that kids might be drawn ... Continue Reading