Marooned Without a Compass Day

Who knew that there is day for being marooned without a compass? I love that we can find reasons to celebrate/honor odd days. I mean, who thought, "I know! November 6th should be Marooned Without a Compass Day"? Was it someone who had recently been marooned and rescued? Was it someone who had just finished watching the Tom Hanks movie, Castaway? I'm not sure what the history behind the day is, but I thought it would be fun to poll the VBS team (in honor of Wilson, the volleyball) to see what VBS ... 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 2: Starter Kits

For the next several weeks Tuesdays are for Touring! Join me as together we tour the improvements, updates and changes to LifeWay's VBS resources you will discover with Agency D3: Discover. Decide. Defend! Our first tour stop was last Tuesday with the all new Jump Start Kit that will be available in October. This kit contains everything you need to start planning, enlisting workers, and getting your church pumped for VBS 2014. Tour Stop 2 is the Preschool Starter Kit and Kids Starter Kit. As ... Continue Reading

VBS 2014 Tour Stop 1: Jump Start Kit

Over the next few weeks I will be taking you with me on a tour of the improvements, updates, and changes you will soon experience with Agency D3: Discover. Decide. Defend! The improvement that will be most noticeable at first - especially to VBS directors and pastors - is the absence of the Sampler and Super Sampler. For 17 years LifeWay has offered a Sampler, and more recently a Super Sampler, of the many resources designed for that specific year. We said "Sampler" but many of you thought ... Continue Reading