Breakout Session Descriptions

3 Ds OF TEACHING PRETEENS
In this session you will be challenged to DISCOVER the characteristics that make preteens who they are, identify their learning styles and DECIDE how to appropriately teach them, and learn ways to not only present the Gospel but teach preteens how to DEFEND their faith.

ADULT VBS EXTRAS
Discover ways to successfully integrate age­appropriate crafts, recreation, worship, and more to create a unique and engaging Adult VBS schedule.

ADULT VBS OVERVIEW
Provides a brief introduction to the Agency D3 resources designed for adult VBS.

AGENCY D3 VIDEO PREVIEW
See how Rocket Pack Jack and the special operatives of Agency D3 protect the Word of God from those wishing to destroy it during this premier showing of the VBS 2014 Worship Rally Video series.

ASSOCIATIONAL VBS TEAM LEADERSHIP UPDATE
Designed for the person who leads a training team for an association of Southern Baptist churches, this session provides information and tips that will help you plan and implement training for Agency D3.

BACKYARD KIDS CLUB NEXT STEPS
Now that you know the basics of BKC it is time to discover how to turn your locations into ongoing ministry opportunities that impact families and neighborhoods.

CONTINUED CONNECTIONS (VBS FOLLOW­UP)
VBS follow­up MUST be more than just a postcard. In this session you will explore ways to insure VBS follow­up has a lasting and life­changing impact for unchurched families and your church.

CRAFTS ROTATION
Provides a brief introduction to the Agency D3 resources designed for Grades 1 ­ 6 Crafts Rotation.

DECORATING MADE EASY
Mark Jones (host of Mr. Mark’s Classroom) is back to help you learn ways to easily transform your church into Agency D3 using simple techniques and resources found around the church and at the home improvement store.

DISCOVER, DECIDE & DEFEND
Dr. Shane Garrison walks you through the VBS 2014 Bible content to help you discover, decide, and defend the five daily Biblical passages that make VBS 2014 both evangelistic and a rich study in discipleship. THIS IS A SESSION YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

ENLISTING & TRAINING WORKERS
This session covers one of the most challenging aspects of VBS. Discover why you should never enlist workers without also providing training that ensures they excel.

ENLISTING VOLUNTEERS: THE POWER OF TEAM
In this session you will discover how to go beyond enlisting a group of volunteers to CREATING A TEAM that will take your VBS to new levels of excellence.

THE HEART OF VBS: EVANGELISM
Spend time during this session going back to the reason we do VBS in the first place ­ proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This session is a call to a renewed commitment to building bridges to the spiritual orphans in your community who may not have ever heard the name of Jesus.

EXPERIENCED VBS DIRECTORS
Discover ways to take your VBS to the next level by benefiting from the success and creativity of others in the room. Content for this session is generated by those who attend so be ready to share your own VBS experiences.

GRADES 1 & 2 BIBLE STUDY
Provides a brief introduction to the Agency D3 resources designed for Grades 1 & 2.

GRADES 3 & 4 BIBLE STUDY
Provides a brief introduction to the Agency D3 resources designed for Grades 3 & 4.

GRADES 5 & 6 (VBX) BIBLE STUDY
Provides a brief introduction to the Agency D3 resources designed for Grades 5 & 6.

GRADES 5 & 6 (VBX) EXTRAS
This session provides an in­depth look at the three foundational components of VBX (Excite, Excel, Explore) and how they fit into the VBX schedule.

GUIDING BEHAVIOR
Whether it is your first VBS or your 50th, there is always the good possibility that behavioral issues will surface and distract or destroy the day for both the kids and leaders. Learn ways to promote good behavior while avoiding the mistakes that often result in disruptive behavior.

INTRODUCTION TO BACKYARD KIDS CLUB
Discover ways to incorporate Backyard Kids Club into your summer schedule by taking Agency D3 out of the church building and into the neighborhoods.

INTRODUCTION TO KIDEVENT PRO
Learn about LifeWay’s new online registration software (replaces VBS Tools Online) that is not only great for VBS , but can be used to register kids for all your ministry events.

INTRODUCTION TO THE EXPLORE THE BIBLE FOR KIDS
Explore the BIble has been one of the most popular adult on­going Bible study curriculums for decades, and now it is available especially for kids. Explore ways to use this exciting book­by­book resource in your kids ministry.

INTRODUCTION TO ZIP FOR KIDS
Join the creator of LifeWay’s newest summer resource and discover how ZIP can help help you reach the kids in your Zip Code.

LIFEWAY LISTENS
You speak and LifeWay listens. This is your opportunity to give feedback and direction to the many resources and events produced by LifeWay Kids.

MAKING CONTINUED CONNECTIONS WITH THE FAMILIES OF PRESCHOOLERS
This session will help you identify and implement ways to connect with unchurched preschool families long after the last session of VBS.

MISSIONS ROTATION
Provides a brief introduction to the Agency D3 resources designed for Grades 1 ­ 6 Mission Rotation.

MUSIC IN MOTION
Get a head start with Agency D3 music by practicing the words and motions that bring your VBS to life.

MUSIC ROTATION
Provides a brief introduction to the Agency D3 resources designed for Grades 1 – 6 Music Rotation.

NEW VBS DIRECTORS
Provides practical, step­by­step, how­tos for the first­time VBS director.

PRESCHOOL OVERVIEW
Provides a brief introduction to the Agency D3 resources designed for Babies ­ Kindergarten

PRESCHOOL ROTATIONS
This session provides a brief overview of crafts, music, missions, and recreation designed especially for Agency D3′s youngest special agents.

RECREATION ROTATION
Provides a brief introduction to the Agency D3 resources designed for Grades 1 ­ 6 Recreation Rotation.

STUDENT EXTRAS
Discover ways to successfully integrate age­appropriate crafts, recreation, worship, and more with the student VBS schedule.

STUDENT OVERVIEW
Provides a brief introduction to the VBS resources designed for 7th ­ 12th graders.

USING THE BIBLE WITH PRESCHOOLERS
Discover unique ways to incorporate Scripture and the Bible in every aspect of preschool VBS.

VBS & YOUNGER PRESCHOOLERS
Allison Kizzia’­s session you will discover the importance of making every moment of VBS count for the youngest special agents.

VBS CELEBRATION (FAMILY NIGHT)
Discover ways to turn your traditional Family Night into a true celebration that deepens relations with kids and parents alike.