Thursdays Are For Training

Leading a Vacation Bible School - especially for the first time - can seem like a journey off the map. Whether following in the footsteps of a legacy or charting your own course, VBS can be overwhelming. Especially when you consider most of us led our first VBS as a result of someone - typically the pastor - walking up to us on a Sunday morning saying, "We need you to direct our VBS this year. There's really nothing to it. All you have to do is enlist workers, order resources, and get the word ... Continue Reading

Maximize VBS Registration Opportunities

Registration is a necessity of VBS, yet we rarely give it much attention. After all, what is easier than collecting names and ages? But how many opportunities are lost when we take the registration process for granted? Here are a few takeaways from a discussion I recently had with a group of VBS Leaders. Registration is typically the first contact families have with your VBS and church. First impressions are powerful and lasting. The registration process (both online and in person) should ... Continue Reading

Advice From the Experts - Teaching Resources

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. Always order extra – it’s not fun to run out of student books. Unused leftovers can be returned. Make sure your teachers know they do not have to use every teaching activity or everything in their leader pack. Pre-cut and organize crafts per day. ... 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