Monday, December 10, 2012

VBS 2013 - How to Find Your Best VBS "Fit"!

In the coming month I'll be sharing about the features to look for in a Vacation Bible School. You'll find my Top Ten VBS Countdown for 2013 complete with individual reviews and a side-by-side comparison chart beginning on January 7th. I realize you may automatically select your VBS based on the publisher you used the precious year, but I ask you to consider the following steps for selecting your 2013 VBS -
  • Sit down with your VBS leadership team and talk about your goals for 2013's VBS and get them on paper
  • Look over my reviews to find the resources which best match your goals - be sure to print out my side-by-side comparison chart
  • Find a local Christian Bookstore which is hosting a VBS event. Take the comparison chart with you and go look at the kits you are most interested in. 
  • While you may end up using a kit from the same publisher you used last year, don't automatically assume you will. You may find a kit  from a different publisher is a better "fit" for your goal and ministry this year, so be sure to spend some time evaluating kits before you make your final  selection.
  • Talk with the consultants from the publishers you are most interested in at the bookstore VBS event and sign out a few kits to take and fully evaluate with your VBS leadership team.
January 7th through 18th you'll be able to find my 2013 Top Ten VBS reviews and then the remainder of January I'll share additional VBS reviews, give some ideas for ways to utilize VBS in your ministry and provide resources to help you with recruiting, training volunteers and so much more, so as you read the reviews and consider which kit's you want to use, keep in mind you may be able to utilize more than one VBS kit!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tips. This is a must for the 2013 Boot camp!