The Ages Look to You - As VBS Leaders We Must Do Our Part Well

I recently wrote that if given the opportunity today, I believe Charles Spurgeon might make kids ministry his life’s calling. He certainly had a deep admiration for those who had the responsibility for kids ministry and believed the title of Sabbath (Sunday) School Teacher as the greatest title and honor a person could have. If he were able to deliver a challenge to those gathering this month for VBS Preview, or to the thousands upon thousands of volunteers who will work in VBS 2015, his ... Continue Reading

Go And Catch The Children - Why VBS Must Be Evangelistic

Until recently I never thought of Charles Spurgeon and children in the same sentence. While he is one of the most famous pastors and prolific writers in the history of the Christian church, he served in an era when “out of sight and out of mind” was the general attitude towards children. It never occurred to me he might have much to say about the importance of kids ministry. However, after reading Come Ye Children, I now believe, that given the opportunity, Spurgeon just might change his ... Continue Reading

Advice From the Experts - Enlisting Workers

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. Ask the pastor to personally recruit men to greet, escort kids, and serve on the security and parking lot teams. Recruit volunteers face to face. Personally invite members to help. Give each worker a free t-shirt. Ask them to wear the shirts the ... Continue Reading

2015 Is Taking Us On A Journey To Learn From The Experts

Welcome to 2015! As you read this post, hundreds of VBS leaders are preparing to embark on a journey to VBS Preview next weekend in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains at Ridgecrest, North Carolina. If you haven’t already registered, what are you waiting for? During the 10 years of Preview thousands of VBS leaders from across North America and beyond have gathered to be equipped, challenged, and inspired to take their Bible schools to new levels of expertise and success. Along the way ... Continue Reading