D3: Discover, Decide, Defend

Most of you reading this title for this blog post are probably thinking, "Wait a minute, where's the Agency in D3?" No, I have not forgotten or even misprinted this title. D3 is the title for Student VBS in 2014. Yes, you read that correctly. LifeWay does have Student VBS curriculum, and in fact we have Adult VBS curriculum as well. That's right, when we say we have you covered from birth to death, that includes VBS.  We not only want kids to know how to discover, decide, and defend their faith, ... Continue Reading

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