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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...]

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...]

Summer Blast Postcards {VBS}

Summer Blast Postcards {VBS}

Are you getting ready to spread the word about your Vacation Bible School or Summer Program? Here's a look at the postcards we sent out last year to advertise for our Summer Blast (VBS Alternative) Program: We ordered the postcards from Vista Print and the front was a stock image they offered. Here's a shot of the back.  We used our database and printed address labels to send most of the postcards out. Here's a close up of the message at the top. Make sure you include contact … [Read more...]

Go Big! Tru VBS {Unpacking the Box}

The weather outside might still be frightful, but it's never too early to begin thinking about Vacation Bible School!   I am thrilled to be taking a look at the VBS designed by the makers of Tru Curriculum.  As you may remember, I had the opportunity to attend The Gathering last May and learn all about Tru and the philosophy behind the curriculum.  I love what the team is doing there and was thrilled with Cook Publishing asked me to take a look at their coordinating VBS Program: GO BIG!   … [Read more...]

Decorating for Summer Blast {VBS}

Decorating for Summer Blast {VBS}

For our VBS program this year, we did something a little non-traditional by running it for four Wednesdays instead of a straight week.   We did a few other things differently, but you can read all about that in this post.  One of the nice side-effects of having a summer program for a whole month is that the sanctuary got some fun Summer decorations for a month.   We focused mainly on the sanctuary since that's where we were doing our lesson and singing time, but we did add a few other … [Read more...]