Friday, February 18, 2022

VBS 2022 - Group Publishing - Jerusalem Marketplace

Today is the last VBS review for 2022 and I'm happy to look at "Jerusalem Marketplace" from Group Publishing - which lets you take your children to Jerusalem where they will experience what it may have been like in the market the week Jesus died on the cross.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Connect - It Matters

As someone who serves in Children's Ministry, what is your main responsibility? Well, of course you have to choose curriculum/ resources to use in your ministry, recruit/support volunteers, pray, plan special events, etc. While all of these things matter, there is one thing which matters more - if you do not do this one thing, you absolutely will lose children . . . the very ones you are there to serve. What is this one thing?

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

VBS 2022 - Group Publishing - Monumental

I'm delighted to announce today Group  Publishing's VBS for 2022 - Monumental - Celebrating God's Greatness - which is great fun, but most importantly, has solid Bible teaching and learning to impact lives for a life-time!

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Plan Your Vacation Bible School Volunteer Recruitment!

Once you decide which Vacation Bible School resource is the best "fit" for your unique ministry it is time to begin sharing your goals and vision with the people in your church and start thinking about the important and fun "task" of finding your volunteers! Look in your director's manual and you will probably find well thought-out and designed recruiting information - everything from how to determine how many volunteers you need to specific "job" descriptions for each position you need to fill. Sit down and spend some time familiarizing yourself with these "positions" and then pray. Ask God to lay on your heart the people who He would have serve in those positions. Involve the people of your church by sharing your vision/goals and ask them to pray God will lay on the hearts of all of them exactly how they may best be involved.

Monday, February 14, 2022

VBS 2022 - Spark Studios from LifeWay

Today I'm happy to share another of my VBS resources for 2022; this time it is, Spark Studios from LifeWay! Take a look and consider if it is a good "fit" for your Children's Ministry!

Friday, February 11, 2022

Tell Me . . .Why Are We Having VBS?

I have begun to share my 2022 VBS reviews,, so I thought I'd take a moment to focus on how to find the best VBS "fit" for your unique ministry and look at the essential "ingredients" VBS should include. 

Thursday, February 10, 2022

VBS 2022 - Regular Baptist Press - Kookaburra Coast

The second VBS I received for review this year is from Regular Baptist Press. With covid impacting Children's Ministries the past two years I did not write my yearly VBS reviews. But this year it is possible churches will be able to hold VBS once again, so I am writing VBS reviews for 2022. However; I am only reviewing five VBS resources - the five I believe to be the best. I already wrote about Orange's Make Waves (you will find at this link) so today I'm sharing with you Kookaburra Coast from Regular Baptist Press where they will learn about God's glory.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

What IS "Fluff" in VBS . . . and What Is NOT!

Believe it or not, it is almost time to choose your VBS curriculum for Summer 2022! My 2022 VBS reviews have begun to post - yesterday I shared Orange's Make Waves and tomorrow I'll post another VBS review. I'll also have posts covering all things VBS, from recruiting, training and promoting your VBS to additional ways to make use of these resources.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

VBS 2022 from Orange - Make Waves!

Today is the first day for my 2022 VBS reviews! I am sharing them in the order I received the kits, so today I am very happy today to share with you the new VBS for 2022 from Orange - Make Waves! They say - "We think it’s possible for kids and volunteers to create a ripple effect that can impact the world around them in ways they will never forget. God dropped you onto this planet to do the same thing - to make waves."

Orange did a great job with the content and substance of this VBS resource and they provide a lot of options for you. Take a look and consider if Make Waves is a good "fit" for your Children's Ministry!

Monday, February 7, 2022

VBS 2022 - Reviews are About to Begin!

This is the week I will begin releasing my 2022 VBS reviews! Starting tomorrow I will share with you my take on five VBS resources which are available to you to use in your ministry - on a week in the summer for traditional VBS, or for summer Sundays, or Wednesdays, or for family fun days throughout the year . . . however you choose to use them.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Defend Your Faith Bible - the Apologetics Bible for Kids

As someone who serves in Children's Ministry it is not unusual for parents/grandparents to ask you for recommendations when they decide to buy a Bible for the children they love. I was recently sent the Defend Your Faith Bible - the Apologetics Bible for Kids to review for another blog I write, but I am so impressed with this Bible, so I knew I had to let you know about it as well. If you are looking for Bibles you are able to recommend, absolutely take a close look at this one.