On the VBS Planning Calendar – May

On the VBS Planning Calendar – May

By Liz Calhoun For those who are hosting a VBS in June, here is your to-do list starting from 4 weeks out. If your VBS isn’t until July, save this list for next month. (In case you July-VBSers need a reminder, I’ll send this list again in June!) APPROXIMATELY 4 WEEKS BEFORE VBS: Send postcards inviting your entire mailing list to VBS. Send vocalists practice CDs or playlists of the songs you’ll be using. Spotify is an excellent and free option for doing this. If you have a... Read More
On the VBS Planning Calendar – April

On the VBS Planning Calendar – April

By Liz Calhoun It’s time to host a volunteer training meeting! This will be the first time everyone comes together to see and hear what VBS will be about this summer. This is the perfect opportunity to vision-cast and give everyone their job descriptions so they will feel prepared when the time comes. Check out On the VBS Calendar for March to get more details about volunteer training. Start setting up promotional items for your VBS around the church to stir interest with the families.... Read More
On the VBS Planning Calendar – March

On the VBS Planning Calendar – March

By Liz Calhoun If you are anything like me, your weekly and monthly to-do lists are getting longer and longer, and you are finding that most of the items on your lists are various VBS tasks. If you aren’t much of a list-maker, find a friend who loves lists and ask them to sit down with you and write down each task that must be done before the big week. This goes a long way to reduce stress and anxiety and helps eliminate the “How am I going to get it all done?” question you... Read More
On the VBS Planning Calendar – February

On the VBS Planning Calendar – February

By Liz Calhoun Your mind is forever on KidMin…. How can we reach these kids in our charge for Christ? How can we make things fun and engaging so they’ll beg their parents to let them come back next time? How can we make a lasting impact on their lives and their faith? How can we get more volunteers??? What’s a quick easy way to get a few more VBS volunteers? (HINT: Head on over to the student area and say, “We need help!”) What would happen if your thought process... Read More
On the VBS Planning Calendar – January

On the VBS Planning Calendar – January

By Liz Calhoun BEGIN MAKING THE BIG ASK and gathering the main players for your event. Surround yourself with trustworthy people who can lead different areas. Check out the Walk This Way Director’s Guide for a full list of volunteer job titles and descriptions (Pages 9 and 10). Key Leadership Roles: Large Group Director Small Group Director Tracks/Rotations Director Preschool VBS Director These are the folks that you’ll be meeting with the most over the next few months.... Read More