Thursday, January 31, 2019

Resources for You & Your Help Would Be Sincerely Appreciated

One of the things the grandmas who are part of my other blog, Grandmas with Heart, are committed to doing is to help provide resources which will encourage, equip and empower grandmas - and grandpas and parents, too - as they hand down the faith.  Several of us have books we have written, or are working on which do exactly this.

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 -

What Matters Most When Selecting Your VBS Resources?

I have reviewed VBS resources each year since 1994 - yes, for 25 years. Over this time I have read through a lot of VBS resources (usually at least nine or ten each year, and some years - when there were more publishers releasing VBS resources - as many as 16).

For a VBS resource to make it into my review it HAS to be Scripturally sound. Period. I will not include a resource which is not Scripturally sound in my review.

Now, I have heard people from time to time complain about how they thought a VBS resource I reviewed was not Scripturally sound; so, what is required for a VBS resource to be Scripturally sound? I look for the following . . .

Monday, January 7, 2019

VBS 2019 - Miraculous Mission from Concordia Publishing House

Pre-Order CPH Miraculous Mission VBS 2019 Starter KitToday I'm happy to share with you  Miraculous Missionfrom Concordia. This is a VBS  curriculum filled with resources which will help you share with children how they are able to know Jesus saves the world.  Miraculous Mission is well worth taking a  thorough look at to see if it might be a good "fit" for your ministry -

VBS 2019 - What Will Your Sundays Look Like This Summer?

On most January days in Michigan where it may be -10 degrees outside, Summer seems quite a ways away. Even though this year it is a "balmy" 35 degrees outside, I know summer 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 3, 2019

Get Your Free Kindle Copy of Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too - Mini Edition

What could be a better way to start 2019 than by encouraging the parents and grandparents of the children in your ministry to commit to pray daily for the children they love?

January 4-8, 2019 you all are invited to get your free Kindle copy of Deeper in 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Mini EditionWith this book you will find 12 weeks of Scripture prayers which guide you in praying specifically for God's Word to be shown in your own life and the lives of the children you love!