16 ways to link joy with the children’s Bible memory verses

"Sword Drill" activity sheets from VBS--Superstars for Jesus

The other day, my eight-year old daughter was leading out in our family worship. She chose Genesis, chapter one, for her Bible reading. As she read, my heart went back to my childhood. There is something incredibly special about this … CLICK to continue…

Life, opportunity, and Vacation Bible School

tiny pink & yellow flowers on a branch

It’s time for Five Minute Friday! Today’s topic is “Opportunity”. Ready? Go: Opportunity is something I have been thinking a lot about lately. Have you ever noticed that “success” at Vacation Bible School–and at life, for that matter–is largely about … CLICK to continue…

Teaching children Bible lessons–at their own pace

little feet taking a big step onto a tree stump

In Vacation Bible School–and nearly every other part of children’s ministry–teaching children Bible lessons is one of the most important things you will ever do. Last week, we talked about keeping the children engaged as you tell the Bible story. … CLICK to continue…

Vacation Bible School ideas: Happy/Sad sticks

child holding happy/sad sticks

As you are considering Vacation Bible School ideas, you certainly want to think of some ways to keep the children engaged as you tell the Bible story. (Hint: When you finish reading this post, watch the video at the end … CLICK to continue…