Thursday, January 17, 2019

Do You Help or Make Things More Difficult?

When you read through the Bible it is clear to see God's plan for handing faith to the next generation is for grandparents and parents to work together to hand faith to the children He has entrusted to them. When they work together as a team to do this, they are able to make a big impact on the children. And, when the church comes alongside the grandparents and parents to support and encourage them and reinforce what they are doing with the children, it makes this team even stronger.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

VBS 2019 - Time Lab from Answers in Genesis

Time Lab is the VBS Answers in Genesis released last year, but it is still available this year, so today we are looking at Time Lab again - take a close look at to see if it is a good "fit" for your ministry.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

VBS 2019 - In the Wild from LifeWay

Today I'm happy to share another of my VBS resources for 2019; this time it is, In the Wild from LifeWay! Take a look and consider  if In the Wild is a good "fit" for your Children's Ministry!

Monday, January 14, 2019

VBS 2019 - Giddy-up Junction from Regular Baptist Press

RBP's Giddyup Junction: Taking God's Love to New FrontiersToday, as we continue my 2019 VBS reviews, we are looking at Giddy-up Junction 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 consider if Giddy-up Junction is a good "fit" for your Children's Ministry!

Friday, January 11, 2019

VBS 2019 - Athens - Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth from Group Publishing

Athens VBS Starter KitToday we are going to look at Group's Bible-times resource for this year; Athens - Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth. 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 are able to take children and families from your church and community back to Bible times where they may "experience" life in ancient Athens, as they discover what happened with Paul, and will be inspired to share the truth about Jesus with others, too!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

How Will You Use Your VBS in 2019?

So far this year I've shared four VBS reviews with you; I'm sharing another tomorrow and four more by the end of January. Today I want to ask you, how do you plan to use your VBS? 

VBS 2019 - Roar! from Group Publishing

Roar VBS Starter KitToday I'm happy to share with you Group's 2019  VBS;  Roar! I always enjoy VBS settings with animals; Roar! looks like it is great fun, but most importantly, it has solid Bible teaching and  learning!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

VBS . . . or Not???

I have loved VBS for decades . . . it is a wonderful, and effective tool for engaging volunteers, children in the church, children in the community and families in the churches across the country and around the world! I have to say, though; the past few years I have been stunned by the number of people who posted on-line about the "death of VBS" and called for churches to stop having VBS. And, this coming year it is the truth there are fewer VBS resources available than there has been in previous years as more publishers are no longer releasing VBS material. So, with these things in mind, once again this year I want to share a couple thoughts . . . 

VBS 2019 - Wooosh - Take Flight to Where God Leads You - Abingdon Press

Starter Kit
Today I'm happy to share with you Wooosh - Take Flight to Where God Leads You from Abingdon Press. As I said last year, while the primary audience for this resource may seem obvious, I want to challenge and encourage you to take a serious look at Wooosh - Take Flight to Where God Leads You, whether your church is made up primarily of one race or a mix of different races. 

Wooosh - Take Flight to Where God Leads You gets better every year - it is an excellent resource well worth not just a serious look but one which will benefit the children and families in your community if you find a place in your ministry to use it.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

VBS 2019 - To Mars & Beyond with Cokesbury

Today I'm happy to share with you To Mars &  Beyond  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. To Mars & Beyond is well worth taking a thorough look at to see if it might be a good "fit" for your ministry -