Voices of the Phase Project :: Holly Crawshaw

Voices of the Phase Project :: Holly Crawshaw

One of our favorite parts of the Phase Project is learning from smart leaders like Holly Crawshaw. Holly has not only worked as a preschool director, but she’s also the mother of preschoolers and living out these phases in her own home. Oh, and she’s also incredibly smart and fun to hang around. Here’s what she said when we asked her a few questions about the Preschool... Read More
4 Tips For Training VBS Volunteers

4 Tips For Training VBS Volunteers

Finding volunteers is no simple task. Finding good volunteers? It’s like a treasure hunt. But finding good volunteers willing to serve in the summer? Now we’re talking about needles in a haystack! We’ve been there, and we know a ton of other people who have been there, too. And what we’ve found is that the most important thing you can do with a good volunteer willing to serve in the summer is train them well. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the four best tips for training VBS volunteers.... Read More
The Secret To A Great VBS

The Secret To A Great VBS

by Holly Crawshaw “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” – Stephen Covey Does your countdown to VBS have you jumping for joy? Does it have you grinning from ear to ear? Or does it have you checking under your arms for sweat stains? Does it have you giggling nervously when someone asks you how planning is coming along? If you’re like most ministry leaders, your answer may change depending on the day, or even the hour. That’s okay. Putting on an effective and engaging VBS is... Read More
5 Ways You Can Save Money On VBS!

5 Ways You Can Save Money On VBS!

by Holly Crawshaw VBS may be months away, but you’ve probably got Pinterest boards jammed with ideas and To-Do list tasks piling up. Before your plans get too far along, see if you can incorporate any of these money-saving tips into your VBS this year! 1. KEEP IT SIMPLE – It’s super easy to convince yourself that a great VBS is driven by an over-the-top stage set and hallway décor, but the things that really make a lasting impression with kids are strong relationships. And strong relationships... Read More