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

VBS Team Geek of the Week: Carol Tomlinson

Today's VBS team member Geek of the Week is Carol Tomlinson. Hope you enjoy getting to know her! What is your role on the VBS team? Content editor for Preteen, Students, Crafts, and Missions What was your "geekiest" VBS moment? Visiting the Goodwill Outlet with my team to rummage through large bins of stuff that could be use to make gadgets for Agency D3 Previews. What has been your favorite VBS theme? Outrigger Island & Agency D3 loved that both of these could simply answer the truth ... Continue Reading

What to Save for 2015

          Want a jump on prepping for VBS 2015 decorations? Here's a list of things you can start saving (and collecting) now for next summer. Giant, colorful flowers (stores like Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and JoAnn's have tons of summer decor on sale at the end of the season) Natural grass skirts or tablecloths Palm fronds Sticks, branches, bamboo poles, and the like Green plastic tablecloths (for vines) Green vinyl tablecloths (for lily pads) Blue foil ... Continue Reading

Why the “B” Word Might Not Be Such a Bad Thing

By Klista Storts Maybe the “B” word has never bothered you at all, but it has me.  “Babysitting.” Doesn’t that just go all over you sometimes?  Especially when someone uses it to refer to what we do in kids ministry at church?  It makes me feel as if our ministry is viewed as unimportant to the Kingdom. Could it be that it's just terminology and maybe just a misunderstanding of what we do? This video of how a family came to Christ as a result of one church "babysitting" their kids through ... Continue Reading