Make Training a Priority in 2015

Did you know research shows training has a huge impact on the number of professions of faith resulting from VBS? In some areas of the U.S. statics reveal that for every one person trained to work in VBS there is 1.1 professions of faith. Nationally, we know the years training numbers increase so do professions of faith. The reverse is true as well. Now that you know how important training is to the success of an evangelistic VBS, how do you plan to provide training for your workers? Free ... Continue Reading

Tips for Increasing Associational VBS Training Attendance

I recently had a chance to spend time with associational VBS leaders from across Alabama – the State that annually trains more VBS leaders than any other state. Leaders from the four associations reporting the largest attendance in 2014 shared the following tips for increasing attendance. Find a location that is centrally located and stay with it. Ensure the date and time does not conflict with other major community events such as the first day of little league season. If the ... Continue Reading

Advice From the Experts - Using Teenagers as Workers, Part 2

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. Restrict cell phone usage during VBS. Partner each teen with an adult worker. Hold a separate training session for teens on “How to be a Volunteer”. Ask teens to sign a contract that clearly states expectations and responsibilities. Conduct a ... Continue Reading

Start Planning Now for Continuing the Connections After VBS

If you haven't already done so, now is the time to begin planning for VBS 2015, and the first order of business is to determine the purpose. You need to answer the question, "What do we want to see happen as a result of VBS 2015?" Once answered, you need to establish goals achieve that outcome. I believe many of us put tremendous time and effort into VBS without first sitting goals or thinking about what we hope to achieve. Of course I hope your ultimate goal is to create the most ... Continue Reading