Advice From the Experts - Enlisting Workers

The best VBS leaders are learners, and the best learners enjoy sharing with others what they have learned through trial and error. Following are words of advice that have been collected through the years from great leader-learners just like you. Ask the pastor to personally recruit men to greet, escort kids, and serve on the security and parking lot teams. Recruit volunteers face to face. Personally invite members to help. Give each worker a free t-shirt. Ask them to wear the shirts the ... Continue Reading

Check Out the VBS 2015 Preview Schedules

With VBS 2015 Preview just days away - literally beginning one week from today - we have had several requests for copies of the schedules. Please keep in mind schedules could possibly change. While the schedules here are provided for your convenience, you should check the printed schedule distributed at the event for any changes. Click on the location to view schedule. Ridgecrest, January 9-10 Fort Worth, January 16-17 Nashville schedules will be available soon. Until then Nashville ... Continue Reading

2015 Is Taking Us On A Journey To Learn From The Experts

Welcome to 2015! As you read this post, hundreds of VBS leaders are preparing to embark on a journey to VBS Preview next weekend in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains at Ridgecrest, North Carolina. If you haven’t already registered, what are you waiting for? During the 10 years of Preview thousands of VBS leaders from across North America and beyond have gathered to be equipped, challenged, and inspired to take their Bible schools to new levels of expertise and success. Along the way ... Continue Reading

Your Glory Is Forever

We have seen Your glory We have seen Your glory The splendor of creation Breaking through the night   We have seen Your glory We have seen Your glory The wonder of salvation Bringing us to life Hallelujah   We have seen your mercy We have seen your mercy Rushing like a river Down to where we are   We have seen your mercy We have seen your mercy The power of forgiveness Living in our hearts Hallelujah   Almighty King of Kings Lord over everything You ... Continue Reading

To Know Your Guide - The Gift of Christmas

The last few days before Christmas often become so crowded with activity we miss the true Message and Gift we claim to celebrate. Stop for a few minutes, take a deep breath, and reflect on the passages from Day 1 of VBS 2015 Journey Off the Map.   When the time came to completion, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. Galatians 4:4-5 HCSB ∴ In the same region, shepherds were staying out ... Continue Reading

'Twas Three Weeks Before Preview

'Twas three weeks before Preview (five weeks for Nashville), when all through LifeWay, Every creature was scurrying; even the office mouse named Ray; The boxes were packed on the dock with care, In realization the truck soon would be there; The Specialist longed for time in their beds; While last minute details swirled in their heads; And the Logistical Team with their logistical map, Had devoured gallons of caffeine in prep for that long final lap, When down the hall there arose such a ... Continue Reading

All New Student Starter Kit

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I am so excited to tell you about the new and improved resources available to you for your Student VBS in 2015. It's going to be an amazing journey and students will discover that God is there every step of the way. And just like any journey you take, you need to make sure you have all the right gear. That's where we've got you covered. Check out this awesome new set up to make it easy for you to lead your students on the journey of a lifetime! First everything comes in this handy dandy ... Continue Reading

6 Tips for Taking Your VBS to the Next Level

Some of us have been leading VBS for so long it becomes tempting and easy to go into autopilot mode by pulling out the plans from the previous year and just changing the dates. It is even more tempting when we have a great team that is willing to assume the same responsibilities as before. After all, if it ain't broke, why fix it?   The truth is, one of the biggest threats to a great VBS ministry is stagnation. Any ministry - including VBS - that becomes tired and worn out risks the ... Continue Reading