New Testaments - Life after VBS!

Hey guys. After loading the 25 boxes of VBS New Testaments into the trunk of this lady's car, I asked, "So what are you going to do with all these New Testaments?" "We put them in treat bags at our church's Fall Festival!" she said brightly. "We invite lots of folks from the community. Many don't attend church, so it's a great way to introduce kids and their parents to the Word of God!" She went on to explain how excited she was about the activity pages and 30 days of devotionals included in ... Continue Reading

VBS 2014 Tour Stop 6: Takin' It Home

The newest addition to LifeWay's family of VBS resources is the VBS 2014 Takin' It Home CD. You may have read about it back in June. Takin' It Home is truly one of the most exciting aspects of VBS to come along in years. VBS leaders and pastors are constantly trying to figure out ways to connect with parents, and this is it! Takin' It Home CD is designed for families to listen to in the car on the way home from VBS. A segment for each day not only serves as a review for the the kids, but ... Continue Reading

VBS 2014 Tour Stop 5: 6 Step VBS Continued

Last Tuesday I introduced you to the simplification and reorganization of the VBS 2014 Administrative Guide for Directors based on LifeWay's 6 Step VBS. Age-group leader guides have also been simplified as well - you are going to love the cleaner look - beginning with Page 1 which includes a version of the 6 Step VBS designed specifically for teachers. 1. Prepare Your Heart 2. Get the Basic Facts from Your VBS Director 3. Plan 4. Gather and Prepare 5. Teach 6. Continue the ... Continue Reading

VBS 2014 Tour Stop 4: 6 Step VBS

Is it really possible to boil VBS down to six simple steps? Well, maybe not, but you spoke and we listened! You said, "Make VBS simpler!" So LifeWay's VBS team went back to the drawing board and looked for ways to make it happen. The first thing we did was take a look at the way the Administrative Guide for Directors was organized. Actually the admin guide had already been reorganized for 2013 around six categories, and many of you enthusiastically responded that it was a great change. As we ... Continue Reading