6 Steps to Jump Start Planning for VBS 2015

With Thanksgiving just days away can it be true that VBS 2015 is just around the corner? Without a doubt, and it's not too early to jump start planning for one of the most heart transforming, kingdom expanding, and culture shaping weeks of the year. Ready to jump in with both feet? Here are six quick and easy steps that come spring, you will be very thankful you took care of now. Purchase your Journey Off the Map Jump Start Kit. Meet with pastor to evaluate VBS 2014 and create ... Continue Reading

Share Your Takin' It Home Stories

VBS is great for the kids, but what about the parents? If you have read this blog for any length of time you know I am a great proponent of providing VBS for the entire family by including Student and Adult VBS. But what about the parents who are unable or just won't attend? How can we connect with them? The Takin' It Home CD, first introduced as part of the VBS 2014 resources, and is designed to connect parents to the daily activities and Biblical content of VBS. Each family is given a copy ... 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

Journey Off the Map is Showing Up Everywhere

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The very best part of my job as LifeWay's VBS Ministry Specialist is traveling to training events throughout the U.S. The past few weeks have found me in Tennessee, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, and Alabama. Each location results in a reunion of old friends and the beginning of many new friendships. I have always known that the most creative people in the church are VBS people, and the interpretations of Journey Off the Map have not been a disappointment. Check out these decorations and ... Continue Reading