6 Simple Ways to Quickly Decorate for VBS

Stack a few copy paper boxes or office file boxes and label each one with the words "Top Secret," "Property of Agency D3," or "Evidence." Not only are file boxes ready-made decorations, they also pull double duty as easy storage for supplies. String red yarn between two hallway walls to create a maze of "laser beams" which kids have to crawl through and/or climb over. Attach sections of dryer vent hose to drape across ceiling tracks or to arc out from walls to give any room an "industrial" ... Continue Reading

6 Challenges for the VBS Registration Team

The VBS Registration Team is often overlooked when it comes to training. After all, their task is simply to sit at a table and put ink on paper. But is that really their only task? The work of the registration team is vital to everything else that happens during VBS. Without gathering adequate information a day of VBS can quickly dissolve into chaos. In many ways the registration team holds the keys, or at least the details, to the VBS kingdom. If I were training the registration team at my ... Continue Reading

6 Things to Know About Teens Working in VBS

Teens are ready to take on some responsibilities and leadership roles within the church. They can be great role models for younger children and preschoolers. However, before enlisting teens to serve in VBS, you might want to check out these tips to ensure a successful experience. Partner up. Always have an adult leader in the room with the teen helper at all times. This is for the safety and protection of your church, kids, leaders, and the teens themselves. Teens should not be given the sole ... Continue Reading

6 Ways to Make Transitions Meaningful

VBS is full of transitions. Kids are constantly moving from activity to activity. Don't lose that time! Train your volunteers now to make sure no moment of the day goes without intentionality! Guide leaders to use every moment that they have with kids to develop relationships and provide teachable moments, even when they are traveling from place to place. Remind teachers that this may be the only time we get to pour into a certain child, and we want to make the very best of the ... Continue Reading