Mission Project for 2014

As many of you are gearing up for VBS 2014, you maybe wondering how you make missions truly relatable to kids. Each year we offer ideas for a missions project in our VBS curriculum, this year we have partnered with the North American Mission Board and their Send North America initiative. While this project may seem a little hard for children to grasp, we believe that churches can help kids become connected and involved in many ways. Here are a few Teach kids the gospel. Kids need to understand ... Continue Reading

Help! He's On the Wrong Track

There's always that one child sitting with arms crossed and that "you can't make me" look on his face. This track wasn't his first choice, possibly it was not even his second or third choice. But here you are face to face, what do you do? Don't worry this can be redeemed and all is not lost. Use these tips to engage all the kids in your track time. Acknowledge the child's disappointment if this was not his first choice. It's okay to be disappointed, but don't let him camp out there. This track ... Continue Reading

Zip Tip: Getting Kids' Attention

We all know that feeling when it seems like we are herding cats instead of teaching kids. Somedays the barometric pressure is just off and the kids seem to run wild. Or you wonder if you are even speaking out loud. Well, don't waste time and energy trying to get those cats', I means kids' attention. Try these handy tips for quickly restoring calm and order to the room. In a normal volume say: "If you can hear me touch your nose. If you can hear me touch your elbow." Continue with a few ... Continue Reading

6 Ways to Continue the Connection

Many times VBS is the catalyst that brings people into church when they otherwise would not step in the door. However, many times when the week is over things go back to business as usual. When this happens we miss out on a great opportunity to reach out and bring people into the fold and help them build a relationship with their Savior. Consider some to these ideas to help build on the foundation set during VBS. Offer a "next step" for VBS guest and their families. Utilize the parenting ... Continue Reading