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Coaching Corner: Parenting Workshops at VBS

As Pastor Jun Kim from the New Westminster (BC) CRC was planning the annual VBS program, he approached Faith Formation Ministries’s regional catalyzer Liz Tolkamp and invited her to help him put together parenting workshops that would take place while the children were in VBS.

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Background Checks for VBS Volunteers?

We are wondering how other churches handle VBS volunteers. Should we just use church members, or accept the help of parents, etc. Their help would be welcome, but would they need background checks? 

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Beach Party, Surfin the Scriptures

I am looking for the music director's booklet and the DVD of the VBS curricula Beach Party: Surfin’ Through the Scriptures. 

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VBS Reviews You Can Trust

Selecting VBS resources that are fun, easy to use and theologically sound can be a daunting task. Thankfully, the fine folks at the  Center for the Ministry of Teaching have done the legwork and launch their annual list of VBS reviews.

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A Prayer for VBS and Training for Teen Volunteers

Vacation Bible School was a family affair for us. It was a time of prayer, snacks, cleaning up messes, and much more. In case you are also part of VBS, I wanted to share two resources I love! 

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Include ALL Kids in VBS With These 9 Tips

It’s summertime! That means school is out and your church is most likely working on its summer programming. Your church can take a few simple steps so that every child will feel welcomed and included in your summer activities.

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I have 'mostly complete' VBS materials to give away. i.e. I don't want to store any of it...?

I would like to give away used VBS materials. They're mostly complete, and if it's missing something I think it's noted inside the box. It's free for the taking, just contact me. If you have any suggestions about what to do with VBS material once it has been used, please feel free to drop in and make a comment. Thank you! List of materials: VBS Materials available from Immanuel CRC Discover the Untamed Nature of God WILDWOOD FOREST . Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, 2008. SonWORLD Adventure Park VBS. Ventura, CA: Gospel Light, 2008. Lights Out VBS Skits DVD is missing. Cokesbury VBS...
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VBS with the Community

Read an overview of how churches can do VBS WITH the community, a paper by Monika Grasley.

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What suggestions do you have for evening VBS?

This summer our church (Kitchener, Ontario Canada) ran an evening VBS. Do any other churches out there do this? What are the keys to it being successful? We want to try it again in 2011, but we want to get wise to better ways of doing things.
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Where can I find Tumbleweed Gulch VBS materials?

A few years ago my children attended the Tumbleweed Gulch vbs in a neighboring church. This VBS had a Western theme. We are very interested in using the Tumbleweed curriculum in our church this year. We got most of the materials, but are still missing the drama and promo dvd (with music videos/songs) and the Elementary Bible Stories Leader's Guide. Is there anybody out there who still has those items? Could our church buy them from you? The Elementary Opening&Closing Program Leader's Guide would be helpful as well, but is less important. I contacted the editor of the VBS materials (...
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