Six Ideas to Get Parents Involved in VBS

Six Ideas to Get Parents Involved in VBS

By Brian VanderArk I saw a strange site yesterday here in Michigan. It was a tulip starting to sprout from the ground (an orange one of course). Around here, that means Summer is closing in. And that means someone is planning a Vacation Bible School! Immediately, I had these visions playing out in my mind: Volunteers in a room with brainstorming cards or paper lining the walls filled with ideas. Staff or volunteers are feverishly inviting others to join them in reaching kids. Other team... Read More
4 Steps to Givings Students a Place and Purpose During VBS

4 Steps to Givings Students a Place and Purpose During VBS

By Brian VanderArk I have to admit to you, I was a bit panicked and I was not 100% sure of the outcome in the moment of the story I am about to tell you. I do know that my belief in students to step up and be the church was forever confirmed by what I saw and experienced. A few years ago, I took 20 junior high and high school students and 3 leaders to serve for a week with an organization that was holding a seven week neighborhood VBS. Each week, they held a VBS in a different neighborhood of... Read More