On the VBS Planning Calendar – June

On the VBS Planning Calendar – June

By Liz Calhoun We’ve come to the end of our shared to-do list. I hope your planning and recruiting and preparing and training has gone smoothly so far, and I hope you are excitedly looking forward to your event. You’ve put so much effort into making this year’s VBS an awesome one, and you are almost there! Continue to pray that God will prepare the hearts of the families you will meet, and that He will work through the folks who will speak into the lives of those families... Read More
Making the Connection AFTER VBS – Don’t Miss It!

Making the Connection AFTER VBS – Don’t Miss It!

By Tim Sherwood Your team has dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s, and the kids had an incredible time at your event. They danced like nobody was watching, they sang like nobody was listening, they made crafts out of pretzels and marshmallows that would rival a Picasso, created lasting friendships with new people and they can’t stop talking about what they learned (and how many marshmallows Billy fit into his mouth – which was 37 if you must know, it was incredible). Your work is done.... Read More
Four Simple Steps You Can Take To Prep For VBS

Four Simple Steps You Can Take To Prep For VBS

by Abbey Carr In just a few days, we’ll be staring down the face of Memorial Day weekend. While this is a great opportunity to reflect on the lives of men and women who have served our country, it also signals something else for children’s ministry leaders around the world. The imminent countdown to VBS. The to-do lists grow at an unprecedented pace. The volunteer list continues to grow and shrink . . . morphing into the final listing of the finest people who will serve arm-in-arm with you and... 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
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