I have put together camps, major Halloween/Easter events and lock-ins, but VBS is the monster of all kids ministry events. I haven’t even had the time to blog these last few weeks since all my spare time is consumed with planning. There are so many details that go into planning a VBS that it is easy to get stressed out for weeks or months about just one event. I have put together five steps to help us all survive the stress of VBS, and make it to the fall in one piece.
I didn’t want to be the “no fun” church. But I didn’t really want to make a big decision just to stay in the VBS club. So, we came up with a plan. We’re bringing VBS back! Sort of.
Not all of these are VBS-specific, but these fun summer ideas can help help your children’s ministry beat the “summer slump.”
Did you realize that God’s work doesn’t take a sabbatical during summer months? How can your church seize the unique evangelism and fellowship opportunities of the season? Try some of these fresh summertime ideas:
In the midst of the inevitable hustle and bustle of VBS, don’t lose sight of what it’s all about!
It’s time for Vacation Bible School; the one week in summer where children go to church to learn incredible stories from the Bible and songs that will get stuck in everyone’s head. It’s a transformative time for many kids. From making new friends to coming to Jesus, everyone has a vacation bible school story they remember. Here are a few ways you can make sure your VBS week has maximum impact on you and the kids.
Find over 100 Bible games for kids here.