VBS New Testaments

Looking for a special gift for new Christians, a meaningful “souvenir” from VBS for kids, or something to take into the home of an unchurched family who visited your VBS? The VBS New Testaments with Psalms and Proverbs fit the bill perfectly! There are lots of things to love about these New Testaments, but my personal favorite feature is that the very first pages of these Bibles feature 30 days worth of kid-friendly, kid-centered devotions. So not only are you putting the Word of God in a ... Continue Reading

Three Simple Statements

Three simple statements, yet they are key to helping you be successful in leading VBS. Have you noticed them? Take a look in your Bible Study Leader Guide, they are right there on the first page of each session. Right along with the Bible story information and the life application. See them now? Good. Allow me to explain, these three simple statements will help you know if the kids you are leading have made the connection during your lesson. Think of them as objectives, if you will. These ... Continue Reading

Five Things Easter and VBS have in Common

 I love Easter! I'm like a little kid about it. It's not eggs and candy and dresses. It's the way Christ's resurrection becomes real as dark winter fades to wonderful lively spring and we hear the old story one more time. It never gets old. Come to think of it, neither does VBS. Which brings to mind what Easter and VBS have in common (in my quirky brain at least). 1. They’re fun! Easter comes with fun kids’ activities that, if we’re intentional, point the way to Christ’s death and ... Continue Reading

Beginning Well...Ending Strong Part 2

Last Tuesday I listed three steps Pastors and VBS Directors need to consider to insure VBS begins well and ends strong. To briefly review, Step 1: determine the purpose of VBS, Step 2: establish dates and a budget that reflects the purpose, and Step 3: enlist a team to dream and implement the strategy. Step 3 is actually two steps in one. The first, as I wrote about last week, is to enlist a dream team that will also become your core leadership team. This team will not only help you dream ... Continue Reading