VBS Team Geek of the Week: Rhonda VanCleave

Today's team VBS Geek of the Week is our fearless leader! She's the one who tries to keep all of us on schedule. Here's Rhonda VanCleave! What is your role on the VBS team? I am the publishing team leader. It is a lot like herding cats. I am responsible for making sure we have a theme and content every year. I also work with the team to divide up all the responsibilities so that all the pieces happen. What was your "geekiest" moment? Using two Arctic Edge large inflatable moose at our ... Continue Reading

What to Save for Crafts in 2015

It's that time of year again, you've finished VBS 2014 and may be wondering why think about VBS 2015. Because it's never too early to start saving supplies and get a head start. With that in mind I am going to give you a top ten list of items to start saving:       Burlap Dowel rods Old crayons (ones that the paper can be peeled from) Smooth river rocks Small candy tins with lids 5x7 frame mats Pencil cap erasers Ribbon, twine, or raffia Dried flowers or ... Continue Reading

VBS Team Geek of the Week: Bethany Brown

We are back this week with another VBS team member as Geek of the Week. Bethany is one of our newer team members, but has a long VBS history! Here's Bethany! What is your role on the VBS Team? Production Editor- grammar, fact checking, the fun nitpicky stuff! What is your "geekiest" moment? Probably helping my mom promote Ocean Odyssey when I was in middle school. I don't remember all of what I had to do, but it involved wearing light, summer clothes on a cold spring day up onto the church ... Continue Reading

What Are You Reading?

Something I love about working at LifeWay is the frequent emphasis on training and improving. We're often reading and studying new resources, whether for education or inspiration, that help us improve what we do. So I thought I'd take an informal poll of what the VBS team is reading right now. I'm reading the audio book of Mary Poppins Opens the Door by P.L. Travers, which is a fun step into the whimsical mind of a child, as well as some thoughts about discipline. The original Mary Poppins of ... Continue Reading