Let the VBS 2015 Shopping Begin!

A group of enthusiastic VBS Groupies recently asked me what they should be shopping for now that will be useful for Journey Off the Map™. If you are thinking ahead and have storage room, Summer clearance sales can be a great opportunity to purchase decorations for pennies on the dollar. In addition to discount and hobby stores, be sure to check out hardware and garden centers, toy stores, the seasonal section of your grocery store, and party stores. I have also captured good finds at Bed Bath ... Continue Reading

Another 2015 Sneak Peek

You've already gotten a sneak peek at the interior and exterior of the Tangled Branch Tree House (Bible Study) and Survival Springs (snacks). "But what about the other rotations?" you say. "We must see more!" Have no fear, the others are right here! Enjoy this little preview of what's to come next summer on your "Journey Off the Map!" Shady Grove (crafts) Boulder Bridge (missions) Rushing Waters (music) ... Continue Reading

Tangled Branch Treehouse -- The Inside Story

Hey guys. Bible Study for Journey Off the Map is gonna be great! We'll be focused on Jesus and digging into the life of Daniel! In my last post, I showed you a tiny portion of the set we used for Worship Rally, which was the outside of The Tangled Branch Treehouse. Here's what the final product looked like: For Bible Study, the setting is INSIDE the tree house! Maybe you can get a few ideas from what we did. The walls are 8' tall, the top of the tree is about 10', the floor is made out of a ... Continue Reading

VBS 2015 Decorating Sneak Peek

Who's ready for a little sneak peek at some decorating ideas for NEXT summer's VBS? Now, I know many people are not yet finished with Agency D3. I'm not trying to steal the thunder of this summer's adventure to discover, decide, and defend… but I do want to give you a little taste of things to come. Hopefully you'll get some ideas over the next few weeks of things to start watching for that might help you with next year's adventure on your own Journey Off the Map. Here's a look at "Survival ... Continue Reading