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

Journey Off the Map for Preschoolers and Kindergartners

VBS 2015 includes several Bible stories that are familiar to many preschoolers and preschool teachers. There are also two Bible stories which are being used for the first time in VBS with preschoolers. But before you shake your head and think "they've lost their minds," take a second look at these two Bible stories. As you’ll see in the summaries below, we’ve taken care to tell both Bible stories in such a way that the focus remains on the power of God to protect rather than the scary details of ... Continue Reading