Help! I'm the craft rotation leader!

Each year, we have an outside appraiser who takes our craft suggestions and tests them with kids. I thought some of the information she gathered would be helpful to you guys as you are planning the crafts rotation! Thanks so much to Lynn Jordan from Capital Baptist Association for being the craft tester! Track 1 Name-a-Rang (Grades 1-2) Time  (1st child finished – last child finished): 19 - 32 minutes Suggestions: Make sure 2 holes are at the top before you print your name. Ink from inkpads ... Continue Reading

56 Tips for VBS Prayer Support

Ask the senior adults who are not teaching to pray. Take 5 minutes before VBS starts and have a prayer circle together for the teachers. We assign a prayer team months before VBS. They pray way before and after the event. They even pray for next year’s VBS. Give prayer calendars to the congregation. Put a child’s name on a wristband and distribute to members. They pray for that child before, during and after VBS. Assign each Sunday School class in our church to a specific area of VBS ... Continue Reading

50 tips on getting and managing VBS supplies!

Supply Acquisition 1.  January is the month most major companies plan donations. Get your request in early. 2.  Trade supplies and decorations with other churches. 3.  Use garbage cans and set up recycle areas to collect supplies (i.e.- milk just, paper towel tubes, etc.) 4.  Have a form in the room. Pick up each night and fill the request. 5.  We get donations of some items and borrow some things from our local schools. 6.  We have one person compile the entire teacher’s supply request and ... Continue Reading

LifeBox Missions Action Project Video

The mission action project in Boomerang Express VBS this year is called LifeBox. This project began a few years ago when a military captain contacted LifeWay Christian Resources about providing Christian magazines and devotional materials to our military personnel. Kids will have the chance to collect items to send to US soldiers during the week of VBS. Here's a video of a soldier who received a LifeBox: To download this video for use in your church, go to the link below and right-click on ... Continue Reading