Advice From the Experts - Teaching Resources

The best VBS leaders are learners, and the best learners enjoy sharing with others what they have learned through trial and error. Following are words of advice that have been collected through the years from great leader-learners just like you. Always order extra – it’s not fun to run out of student books. Unused leftovers can be returned. Make sure your teachers know they do not have to use every teaching activity or everything in their leader pack. Pre-cut and organize crafts per day. ... Continue Reading

JOURNEY OFF THE MAP PROMOTION IDEAS, PART 2

17. Ask church members to use specified social media hastag. Create a hashtag that is specific to your event. Ask church members to help you promote your VBS to their social media community using the hashtag as often as possible. 18. Mail Journey Off the Map Postcards cut into puzzles. Print your VBS information on the back of the large Journey Off the Map Postcards. Cut cards into puzzle pieces, place in envelopes and mail to kids on your churches prospect list. 19. Home Journey Off the ... Continue Reading

JOURNEY OFF THE MAP PROMOTION IDEAS, PART 1

Use Journey Off the Map Stamp on all mail sent from church office during two months before VBS. Journey Off the Map Bug Gliders Tournament in the park. Invite neighborhood kids and families to join you. Hold competitions and award small prizes. Serve snow cones and pass out registration information. Distribute “Ask Me About the Journey” buttons to church members and ask them to wear the buttons two weeks before VBS. With each button include a small card with information members would need to ... Continue Reading

Advice from the experts - Member Involvement

The best VBS leaders are learners, and the best learners enjoy sharing with others what they have learned through trial and error. Following are words of advice that have been collected through the years from great leader-learners just like you. Get the pastor on board and excited early. Members will follow his lead. Create non-teaching jobs to encourage less outgoing members to participate. Incorporate VBS songs and Scriptures into the church services early. Create a list of “before ... Continue Reading