When I was ten, my mom started her first year directing VBS at a large church. And I loved it. I would live to be able to help her with some aspect of VBS. If I could help sort nametags – great! I can help get supplies out? Awesome! Put crayons back in boxes after […]
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Encouragement for VBS on a Small Budget
Inadequate. That is the feeling that overwhelms you when you are trying to do VBS on a budget. It is so easy to get discouraged when you are a small church with a smaller budget (or non-existent budget) and you look at what those with a larger budget are doing. You see the pictures of […]
Effective VBS Follow-Up: A Family’s Story
It was Vacation Bible School 2014. The theme was Agency D3. You may have walked that road with me. Is the theme song running through your head yet? (Sorry). And our small, rural church in Indiana was blessed with almost 100 kids! It was a great week. Probably one of my favorite themes ever. We […]
5 Ways to Balance Parenting Young Kids and VBS Directing
This VBS directing thing is hard. Really hard. But throw a couple of kids into the mix and it just got exponentially harder. Especially if any of them are five and under. And yours. I’ve walked that road. Just as you have, I’m sure. It’s so easy to reflect on your day during VBS and realize […]
How to keep a “Big God” focus at your VBS
During VBS it is so easy to lose sight of what is really important. The details take over the mission. And today’s crisis can overshadow the purpose. If you struggle with this as a director, do you think that your VBS volunteers might also be struggling to keep a right perspective? Leading volunteers to have […]
Vacation Bible School Volunteers: 8 Things Your Director Wants You To Know
You said yes! And I breathed a sigh of relief. I am so grateful that you decided to jump on board this crazy train (and not the song…) of Vacation Bible School. I need you. I can’t do this on my own. You and your fellow volunteers are the heartbeat of VBS at our church. […]
Pray for VBS: 6 Ways to Pray for Kids Coming to VBS
The best games, the best skits, the best music, the best teachers, the best snacks, the best kids, the best water balloons, and the best leaders will make a pretty awesome VBS. But a VBS that isn’t covered by prayer has no shot at being your best VBS. Check out the following six ways […]
Why all the VBS chaos?
You know the drill. You ask, and you ask, and you ask. You cut shapes out of construction paper while watching TV at night. Your kids act like they own the church building when you are there, because… well… you are always there. You ask some more. You try to remember how many people brought cookies last year. […]