JOURNEY OFF THE MAP PROMOTION IDEAS, PART 1

Use Journey Off the Map Stamp on all mail sent from church office during two months before VBS. Journey Off the Map Bug Gliders Tournament in the park. Invite neighborhood kids and families to join you. Hold competitions and award small prizes. Serve snow cones and pass out registration information. Distribute “Ask Me About the Journey” buttons to church members and ask them to wear the buttons two weeks before VBS. With each button include a small card with information members would need to ... Continue Reading

Advice from the experts - Member Involvement

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. Get the pastor on board and excited early. Members will follow his lead. Create non-teaching jobs to encourage less outgoing members to participate. Incorporate VBS songs and Scriptures into the church services early. Create a list of “before ... Continue Reading

Make Training a Priority in 2015

Did you know research shows training has a huge impact on the number of professions of faith resulting from VBS? In some areas of the U.S. statics reveal that for every one person trained to work in VBS there is 1.1 professions of faith. Nationally, we know the years training numbers increase so do professions of faith. The reverse is true as well. Now that you know how important training is to the success of an evangelistic VBS, how do you plan to provide training for your workers? Free ... Continue Reading

Advice From the Experts - Using Teenagers as Workers, Part 2

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. Restrict cell phone usage during VBS. Partner each teen with an adult worker. Hold a separate training session for teens on “How to be a Volunteer”. Ask teens to sign a contract that clearly states expectations and responsibilities. Conduct a ... Continue Reading