Advice From the Experts - Cutting Costs

The best VBS leaders are learners, and the best learners enjoy sharing with others what they have learned through trial and error. Following are words of advice that have been collected through the years from great leader-learners just like you. Establish limits on reimbursements for teachers purchasing their own supplies. Decorate fewer rooms but use each room more often. Assign two groups to the same room and rotate them in and out. This will save on classroom supplies as well. Start ... Continue Reading

Thursdays Are For Training

Leading a Vacation Bible School - especially for the first time - can seem like a journey off the map. Whether following in the footsteps of a legacy or charting your own course, VBS can be overwhelming. Especially when you consider most of us led our first VBS as a result of someone - typically the pastor - walking up to us on a Sunday morning saying, "We need you to direct our VBS this year. There's really nothing to it. All you have to do is enlist workers, order resources, and get the word ... Continue Reading

Hands-on Mission Project for Journey Off the Map

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Would you like to teach your kids about serving others and being on mission right where they are? This year we have a great mission project that is totally customizable to your church and community. At one time or another many people may find themselves experience some "off the map" circumstances. During those times we can provide comfort and encouragement to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. This year involve your kids in making "Off the Map Bags" to give to children in a local ... Continue Reading

Advice from the experts - Scheduling

The best VBS leaders are learners, and the best learners enjoy sharing with others what they have learned through trial and error. Following are words of advice that have been collected through the years from great leader-learners just like you. Include missions rotation videos and teaching resources during the large-group worship rally or during snacks. Extend worship rally time by a few minutes and include more music in place of the music rotation. For a smooth rotation schedule, use ... Continue Reading