6 Actions That Express Appreciation

  If you are like me you might struggle with expressing appreciation to your VBS team. It's not that we don't appreciate the work and contributions of others. It's not even that we don't think about expressing appreciation. While we are extremely grateful we just do a poor job of expressing it. Here are a few ways to make sure members of your VBS team know they are appreciated and their efforts have not been taken for granted. 1. Public recognition is possibly the easiest way to express ... Continue Reading

Put Your VBS T-shirts to Work for You

I love being in an airport or store and seeing a VBS t-shirt from years gone by. I have great memories that are uniquely attached to each theme, and seeing a shirt makes those memories come alive. But more important than the memories created by a VBS     shirt is the awareness and promotion value they can create. Churches often distribute shirts on the first day of VBS or at the conclusion of the week, but what if they were distributed prior to the week and intentionally used for promotion? They ... Continue Reading

Make Your VBS Week Enjoyable

While those of us who consider ourselves VBS Groupies - and that most likely includes you - can't imagine more fun than VBS, we have to admit the week can be stressful. I have discovered there are ways to reduce the stress and insure the week is more enjoyable.   1. Plan lessons and gather supplies in advance. 2. Create simple menus, shop, and prepare meals and snacks as much as possible in advance. 3. Pick out clothes for you and the kids the night before. Creating a theme-related ... Continue Reading

Relieving Stress in the Midst of VBS Chaos

While I believe there is no week of the church year more exciting than VBS, the truth is, for many VBS workers it is often the most stressful week of the year. Stop stress from raining on your VBS week by placing your plans and actions under the umbrella of these six truths: 1. God is already at work and has invited you to join Him. God has great plans for the week and if you are not careful your attitude, plans and actions will get in the way. VBS is not your work. It belongs to God and you ... Continue Reading