Advice from the experts - Reaching Unchurched Families

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. During the last week of school distribute information to parents in the school pick-up lines. Make it fun and memorable. Host neighborhood VBS-themed block parties one to two weeks before VBS. Use VBS-themed snacks and games. Distribute ... Continue Reading

Make Preparations Today for Your JOTM

We all need training - no matter how inexperienced or experienced we may be. But participating in training sessions can be a real challenge. Especially if the training you need is only offered once or consistently conflicts with other scheduled activities. So, if you can't attend Journey Off the Map training this Saturday morning or next Tuesday evening (or whenever training is being provided in your area), we are bringing the training to you - at the coffee shop or in your own home. In fact, ... Continue Reading

Advice from the Experts - Traffic Control

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. Ask parents to join the kids for worship rally at the end of the day. Parents will already be in the building when it is time to dismiss. Place a person with a radio at each build entrance. Offset schedules to insure preschoolers are not in halls ... Continue Reading

Advice from the experts - Worker Preparation Day

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. Enlist volunteers – who might not be able to work the week of VBS – to help move furniture, decorate, and sort, cut, and package craft supplies. Provide childcare for younger children and a fun activity, possibly off campus, for older ... Continue Reading