Tuesday, January 16, 2018

VBS 2018 - Babylon by Group Publishing

Today we are going to look at Group's Bible-times resource for this year; Babylon - Daniel's Courage in Captivity. I love the Bible-times VBS resources Group puts out each year as it is designed as a resource you will easily be able to use with the whole family! 

With this resource you get to take children and families from your church and community back to Bible times where they may "experience" life in ancient Babylon, as they discover what happened with Daniel, and how he learned he was able to courageously keep the faith even in a place where the people did not believe in God!

Monday, January 15, 2018

VBS 2018 - Shipwrecked by Group Publishing

Today I'm happy to share with you Group's 2018 VBS;  Shipwrecked I love the Fun Factory setting; it looks like it is great fun, but most importantly, has solid Bible teaching and learning!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

VBS 2018 - Three Excellent Resources

This past week I reviewed three VBS resources and today I want to encourage you to consider a way you might combine the three for a Summer - or year - of amazing ministry! If you do not choose any of these three for your actual VBS (and any would be excellent), consider getting just a few of the resources from each kit and then use them for 15 Sundays, or use each lesson for two weeks and have 30 weeks of resources you could use in your mid-week ministry next year. All you need are -

Thursday, January 11, 2018

VBS 2018 - Rolling River Rampage from Cokesbury

Today I'm happy to share with you  Rolling River Rampage from Cokesbury. This is a VBS curriculum filled with resources which will help you share with children how they are able to know no matter what, God is always with them. Rolling River Rampage is well worth taking a thorough look at to see if it might be a good "fit" for your ministry -

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

VBS 2018 - Splash Canyon from Concordia Publishing House

Today we're looking at Splash Canyon from Concordia Publishing House. Concordia calls on children to discover how, "Jesus is at work through us!"

Monday, January 8, 2018

VBS 2016 - Camp Moose on the Loose from Regular Baptist Press

Today, as we begin the first week of my 2018 VBS reviews, we are looking at the first VBS which arrived at my house for review (this year I'm reviewing them in the order the arrived at my house) - Camp Moose on the Loose from Regular Baptist Press! 

RBP did a great job with the content and substance of this VBS resource - if  you are not familiar with their materials and have never taken a close look at them in the past, this year is a great year to make a change and consider if Camp Moose on the Loose is a good "fit" for your Children's Ministry!

Friday, January 5, 2018

VBS 2018 - What Will Your Sundays Look Like This Summer?

On a day like today in Michigan where it was -10 when I
woke up (and is supposed to "warm" to a "balmy" 10 above, but only feel like 5 with the wind chill), Summer seems quite a ways away. But, it will be here before we know it, so it is time to think about what our Summer Children's Ministry will look like.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Why Do You VBS?

Why do you VBS? Why do you put in the time, work and money to put on a VBS outreach at your church? Is it because it is something your church has always done? Is it because it is an effective outreach to your community? Is it to provide a fun opportunity for church children to learn more about God and grow in their walk with Him?

Why do you VBS?

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

VBS 2018 - Another Kit Has Arrived!

Babylon VBS 2018Look what arrived at my house the other day . . . another VBS kit for 2018; another one from Group. Looks like fun! 

Have you ever tried a Bible-times setting for your VBS? Group does an amazing job with their Bible-times VBS and if you have never tried it before, this is a great one with which to "take the plunge"! After all, learning about Daniel is great fun, so "journeying" to Babaylon to "experience" it is even more fun!

My full review will be posted in a couple weeks - stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

VBS 2018 - Another Kit Has Arrived!

Look what arrived at my house the other day . . . another
VBS kit for 2018; this one from Group. Looks like fun! 

I will be starting my 2018 reviews on Monday, January 8, 2018. I will review two or three VBS resources each week for the following three weeks, sharing with you what I see as their strengths and some ideas of how to get the most out of them.