In Plain Open Sight

Today our friend and VBS writer, Joey Scruggs, Pastor of Preschool Ministries, shares a Colossal story from his church's VBS at The First Family (First Baptist Church), Columbia, Tennessee. Joey will do just about anything to reach kids for Christ (as evidenced on Tacky Tourist Day!) Sometimes the best place to hide a special gift is in plain open sight. There are many times in our ministries we spend so much time recruiting and planning events that we overlook the obvious opportunities. Such ... Continue Reading

Why Will Preschoolers Love Agency D3?

How many preschoolers in your church know how to swipe mom and dad's iPad until they find their game? The weekend after we developed the content and theme for Agency D3 I visited my family. My sister-in-law arrived with her sweet 2 year old who was carrying iPad in hand (in a very stout protective case, of course... and I must say it was almost as big as he was). Shelby knew how to swipe to his favorite games or how to launch the movie he had been watching in the car, and he was only two! That ... Continue Reading

The Power of Preschool VBS

The following post was written by Ronette Burnett, preschool VBS leader at Hilton Terrace Baptist Church in Columbus, GA. Wife to pastor John Burnett, and mom to eight year old Jack and ten year old Meg, Ronette says, "Each year, the VBS theme tends to consume our whole family which is why we still have a ring toss game and juggling balls in the foyer!"   Preschool VBS takes a lot. It takes more workers; each of the activities requires a heavy amount of adult to child interaction. It takes more ... Continue Reading

Top 10 Ways to Use the Kid’s Activity Pak Books

You just never know what you are going to learn at our VBS Preview Events! This past January, I got to hear Kelli McAnally share some creative ways to use the kid’s activity paks with preschoolers. Kelli wrote the 15-page storybooks for the VBS 2013 Kid’s Activity Pak: Babies–2s and the VBS 2013 Kid’s Activity Pak: 3s–Kindergarten.     Act out the book—kids choose colored craft sticks to determine which character they will be. Match colors in the book—kids draw pieces of colored ... Continue Reading