Foto Friday. . .What is it? Revealed!

In last week's Foto Friday, I started a new feature titled, "What is It?". We had some good guesses. Thank you to Ukulelegirl, Joyce and Sue for your guesses. You all were close. It's a craft that you can eat! It's one of our preschool crafts called, "Slice Specimens". It's vanilla pudding with food coloring made to look like a slide specimen! Stay tuned later today for your next assignment in. . .  "What is it?".       ... Continue Reading

In Plain Open Sight

Today our friend and VBS writer, Joey Scruggs, Pastor of Preschool Ministries, shares a Colossal story from his church's VBS at The First Family (First Baptist Church), Columbia, Tennessee. Joey will do just about anything to reach kids for Christ (as evidenced on Tacky Tourist Day!) Sometimes the best place to hide a special gift is in plain open sight. There are many times in our ministries we spend so much time recruiting and planning events that we overlook the obvious opportunities. Such ... Continue Reading

Being a VBS Director in One Simple Sentence

 As part of the VBS team, I love hearing about everyone’s VBS. I thought you might like a glimpse into mine. I serve as the volunteer VBS director at our small church. (I really wish there was another “label” for the amazing, God-given ministry that gets the “small church” label, but that would be a whole other blog post!) Like a lot of churches, our VBS is in the evening after most people have put in a full day’s work at their jobs. Because of that, we start with supper (or for my friends who ... Continue Reading

What's Your Story?

It is SO exciting to hear about all the amazing things God is doing through VBS this summer! We’ve heard so many good reports from VBSs literally all over the world. Keep them coming! It is an honor to pray for and with you… and it’s certainly good to celebrate with you, too! One great story this year comes from Texas. It’s about a lady who has attended church for years with her children. This lady volunteered to serve as “crowd control” in VBX. As she sat with the preteens to hear the gospel ... Continue Reading