Advice From the Experts - Decorations, Part 1

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. Share your design ideas and ask church members to make it or bring it. You’d be surprised what church members can make or have stored in their attics. Coordinate with other churches to share decorations. Borrow decorations from a high school ... Continue Reading

Journey Off the Map is Showing Up Everywhere

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The very best part of my job as LifeWay's VBS Ministry Specialist is traveling to training events throughout the U.S. The past few weeks have found me in Tennessee, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, and Alabama. Each location results in a reunion of old friends and the beginning of many new friendships. I have always known that the most creative people in the church are VBS people, and the interpretations of Journey Off the Map have not been a disappointment. Check out these decorations and ... Continue Reading

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