What to Save for Crafts in 2015

It's that time of year again, you've finished VBS 2014 and may be wondering why think about VBS 2015. Because it's never too early to start saving supplies and get a head start. With that in mind I am going to give you a top ten list of items to start saving:       Burlap Dowel rods Old crayons (ones that the paper can be peeled from) Smooth river rocks Small candy tins with lids 5x7 frame mats Pencil cap erasers Ribbon, twine, or raffia Dried flowers or ... Continue Reading

Guest Post: Zip for Kids in Moldova

We are happy to have Rachel Trammell share about her recent trip to Moldova with Justice and Mercy International.       Be honest: if someone challenged you to locate the country of Moldova on a map, would you even know what hemisphere to start in? Most of us wouldn't. Moldova is located in eastern Europe, and is the poorest and smallest country of the former Soviet Union. This past June, I spent a week in Moldova, but 3 months ago, I couldn't have told you what continent it ... Continue Reading

VBS 2014 Director's Evaluation

You've finished your week of VBS, the decorations are down and stored, the rooms have been cleaned... it's time to breathe a sigh of relief, right? Well, not exactly. There's one more tiny little thing we would like to ask you to do. I promise it won't take that long and the information you share is invaluable to our team at LifeWay. We would like you to fill out the Director's Evaluation found in the Administrative Guide and mail it in. Or if you would rather you can click here and submit it ... Continue Reading

Zip Tip—Preschool Terms

I am back again to share another important term that everyone should know when leading Zip for Preschool. Do you remember the terms I shared last month? That's right I explained what we meant by the terms Large Group and Small Group. You may have remembered seeing a reference to the term Learn It in that tip. You may have wondered, "Learn what?" Well, today I am here to tell you what Learn It refers to. Learn It—another term for Bible Study. The teaching plans contain an Opening (the core ... Continue Reading