Endless VBS Promotion, Decorating and Snack Ideas!

If there's one thing we know you're doing right now, it's looking for inspiration!  VBS is seriously just around the corner.  We're really excited about all the great sharing and conversations going on on our Facebook wall, but we know VBSers are active on Pinterest, too! We're doing our best to find what you're pinning and pin it to our board so that our followers can see what you're up to.  Be sure to check out the TONS of ideas VBSers have posted online! Tip: Don't see what you're looking ... Continue Reading

May 19, 2013 – National Day of Prayer for VBS

   Have you ever flipped the switch on a lamp several times and nothing happened? Do you remember the frustration of, “Why isn’t this thing coming on?” during your fruitless flips up and down. What about that sheepish, “oh,” realization when you see the disconnected plug? This is a pretty good picture of our efforts to spread the gospel without prayer. Prayer is the power source that enlightens and charges our efforts. We are less than a month away from what are typically the two biggest ... Continue Reading

Beginning Well...Ending Strong Part 2

Last Tuesday I listed three steps Pastors and VBS Directors need to consider to insure VBS begins well and ends strong. To briefly review, Step 1: determine the purpose of VBS, Step 2: establish dates and a budget that reflects the purpose, and Step 3: enlist a team to dream and implement the strategy. Step 3 is actually two steps in one. The first, as I wrote about last week, is to enlist a dream team that will also become your core leadership team. This team will not only help you dream ... Continue Reading

Beginning Well...Ending Strong

As a piano student - way back in the dark ages - I disliked recitals even more than the dreaded daily practice sessions. Compositions I knew well enough to play in my sleep would mysteriously and instantaneously vanish as I stepped on the performance stage. In prep for these moments my teacher would always say, "Jerry, begin well, finish strong, and everything in between will take care of itself." In explanation, she told me the confidence gained by beginning well would carry me through the ... Continue Reading