Unpacking the New VBS 2014 Starter Kits

They are here! We are so excited about the new Kids Starter Kit (for Grades 1-6) and the new Preschool Starter Kit (Babies through Kindergarten). We’ve listened to your comments that you want “everything you need to get started” in one box, so here it is. Special packaging created just for the Starter Kits makes the VBS Director’s job super easy. Let’s unpack those kits and take a look. Inside the Preschool Starter Kit, the three age group resources have been carefully packed together and ... Continue Reading

VBS 2014 Tour Stop 2: Starter Kits

For the next several weeks Tuesdays are for Touring! Join me as together we tour the improvements, updates and changes to LifeWay's VBS resources you will discover with Agency D3: Discover. Decide. Defend! Our first tour stop was last Tuesday with the all new Jump Start Kit that will be available in October. This kit contains everything you need to start planning, enlisting workers, and getting your church pumped for VBS 2014. Tour Stop 2 is the Preschool Starter Kit and Kids Starter Kit. As ... Continue Reading

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