Tangled Branch Treehouse -- The Inside Story

Hey guys. Bible Study for Journey Off the Map is gonna be great! We'll be focused on Jesus and digging into the life of Daniel! In my last post, I showed you a tiny portion of the set we used for Worship Rally, which was the outside of The Tangled Branch Treehouse. Here's what the final product looked like: For Bible Study, the setting is INSIDE the tree house! Maybe you can get a few ideas from what we did. The walls are 8' tall, the top of the tree is about 10', the floor is made out of a ... Continue Reading

6 Things You Need to Know About Teaching Preschoolers

Teaching preschoolers is THE BEST! No, seriously. It really is! There's something incredibly rewarding about rooting spiritual truths in the minds and hearts of young children and then watching the ways they so naturally apply them to their every day lives. If you're gearing up to teach babies, 1s, 2s, 3s, Pre-K, or kindergartners this summer in VBS, here are 6 things you need to know about teaching preschoolers.   If you don’t have a plan, THEY will! Preschoolers are hands-on, ... Continue Reading

New Testaments - Life after VBS!

Hey guys. After loading the 25 boxes of VBS New Testaments into the trunk of this lady's car, I asked, "So what are you going to do with all these New Testaments?" "We put them in treat bags at our church's Fall Festival!" she said brightly. "We invite lots of folks from the community. Many don't attend church, so it's a great way to introduce kids and their parents to the Word of God!" She went on to explain how excited she was about the activity pages and 30 days of devotionals included in ... Continue Reading

Guest Post: Apologetics in Agency D3

The following post is written by Dr. Shane Garrison. Dr. Garrison has served as assistant professor of Educational Ministries in the Campbellsville University School of Theology for the past five years. He additionally serves as president and lead consultant of Maple Trail Ministry Consultants. I can’t wait for LifeWay’s VBS Agency D3 – Discover Decide Defend.  This year is going to be unlike any previous year in that we encourage our kids to take a hard look at the truths of the Bible and then ... Continue Reading