Prepping the Building for VBS

Most aspects of VBS prep are obvious. After all, it is essential that workers be enlisted and trained, resources and supplies gathered, decorations created, and snacks assembled. But how much attention do you give to prepping the building? VBS typically requires using space that is not normally reserved for kids ministry. Rooms used as adult classrooms 51 weeks of the year or quickly rearranged to house first graders with little thought to hidden dangers. Even rooms typically used for kids ... Continue Reading

Off the Map - What's Your Story?

The VBS conversation has changed radically the past few years. We are no longer just talking about the outreach and evangelistic potential of the week of VBS, we are talking about the phenomenal opportunities of reaching entire families and staying connected long after the week of VBS has passed. We have been challenged to make VBS more evangelistic than ever before. We have been challenged to build bridges to spiritual orphans. We have been challenged to reach not only children but ... Continue Reading

6 Reasons To Enlist Key Leadership Now

It's 6:00 AM November 13, 21 degrees outside, and the holiday season is about to get crazy. Why should I be concerned about VBS 2015 today? Even more to the point, why worry about enlisting workers until a few months before VBS? Here are my top six reasons for enlisting key leaders such as age-group directors/coordinators before the holidays: You have a team to join you in prayer. It's never too early to begin praying for the hearts that will be transformed during VBS 2015, and it is ... Continue Reading

What's New in Journey Off the Map

I'm proud to work with a team that never settles for good enough. The team is constantly listening to church leaders, asking questions, evaluating, tweaking, creating, and striving to make VBS resources that are Biblically trustworthy, evangelistically focused, age appropriate, and user friendly. Journey Off the Map resources are quiet possibly the best yet. Here are just a few of the new and improved resources you will find for VBS 2015 Journey Off the Map. EXPLORER BIBLE –  Genesis to ... Continue Reading