Creation Story Teaching Script (Genesis 1)

Creation Story Teaching Script (Genesis 1)

During the summer, we like to shake things up a bit.  We love the Questions and Answers we've been studying via the Catechism, but summer is a time to be a bit crazy and a little more relaxed. Wait.  Do those things even go together? Either way, for our summer curriculum, we'll be using a few Vacation Bible School programs, spreading them out over five weeks instead of the traditional one week approach. I love using these programs because they are super volunteer friendly, include themed … [Read more...]

Summer Blast Volunteer List: Checking It Twice!

Summer Blast Volunteer List: Checking It Twice!

Is your Vacation Bible School or Big Event planning in full swing yet? Sometimes it is hard to keep track of all your team members.  Personally, I love things up on the wall where I can see them (and where I'm less likely to LOSE it!), so for our Summer Blast program (VBS Alternative) a few years ago, we used the giant list method.   It was posted on the front of the Children's Ministry office door (which conveniently is placed directly opposite the front door where everyone can … [Read more...]

Weird Animals VBS Decorating Ideas!

Weird Animals VBS Decorating Ideas!

With the days growing longer and the sun starting to (finally) make an appearance, summer looks like it might actually come around!  And of course, summer means some serious ministry fun!  If you're doing a Vacation Bible School this year, you're probably already thinking about decorations, crafts, and snacks. I've been amazed at some of the fun ideas I've spotted around the blogosphere already. Here's a few of the treasures I've spotted that coordinate with Group's Weird Animal Vacation … [Read more...]

God in Action VBS (Review)

God in Action VBS (Review)

With a glimpse of warmer weather today, I'm finally starting to think of summer and of course, for many churches, that means Vacation Bible School!  Our church doesn't run a traditional VBS (read about that decision here), but I do love using VBS curriculum to shake things up a bit in the summer and bring some fresh energy to the program.   I know the Vacation Bible School model is still hugely effective for many churches, so I wanted to be sure to share this incredible program with … [Read more...]

Wacky World of Water {VBS Review}

Wacky World of Water {VBS Review}

As I look at out my window, all I see is snow, snow, snow.  Apparently winter lasts forever around these parts.  With all the cold wind and white fluff, it's hard for me to imagine that summer WILL eventually come and with it comes Vacation Bible School!   Even though our church doesn't do an official VBS, we often use Vacation Bible School curriculum in the summer in order to shake things up and provide some new excitement for the kids (read about our VBS alternatives here). Of course, kids … [Read more...]

Introducing: God in Action VBS Program

Introducing: God in Action VBS Program

Have you recovered from this year's Vacation Bible School extravaganza yet? Are you energized by the conversations and experiences you had during this summer's big event?  If so, it's time to start thinking about next year!  :)   I know! I know!  It still seems like a long way off, but I couldn't wait to tell you about David C. Cook's new God in Action VBS program!  Newly released this year, this Vacation Bible School is packed with adventure, excitement, and a whole lot of fun! As you … [Read more...]