There is Still Time to Train Your Workers for VBS 2015

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Some of you have completed VBS 2015, while others of you are in the thick of it this week. But, there are many of you who are still preparing for VBS in the weeks ahead. Hate to admit it, but due to a last-minute scheduling change I'm still in the process of enlisting workers for a VBS that starts this Sunday. Yikes! I'm sure none of you are in the same boat. Right? Actually, it is only in an extremely perfect world that all workers are enlisted far in advance and available to participate ... Continue Reading

Thursdays Are For Training - Don't Forget the Details

The countdown has started, and for many churches VBS begins in five short weeks. Once workers are enlisted it is important to make sure each one receives training that not only relieves fear and anxiety, but insures the week is a winning experience for everyone involved. A necessary aspects of training is covering the all-important details that are unique to your VBS - the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the week. While these details may seem like common sense information that every ... 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

Thursdays Are For Training - Creating Your VBS Budget

The three foundational components of VBS planning are a calendar, budget, and an event schedule. Together these three documents create a framework for the event and provide direction for everything from enlisting workers to purchasing snacks and crafts supplies. Last Thursday's post focused on creating a planning calendar. Now that you know your purpose and have a finalized calendar you are ready to create or rework an existing budget. The first step is to review budgets and actual costs from ... Continue Reading