Turning your Vacation Bible School crafts budget into a plan

"1st time sewing" (child's sequined heart) by EvelynGiggles, Creative Commons

Once you have your basic Vacation Bible School crafts budget outlined, it will be time to start planning. You will need to prepare a general crafts plan first, and then…your shopping list. This is where it starts to especially get … CLICK to continue…

Tuesday’s Treasures: Vacation Bible School Bookmarks to color

Bookmarks from the "Trust God" assortment, colored in

Well, it took quite a bit longer than anticipated, but they are here!  Vacation Bible School Bookmarks at Hasten Home! Veteran Vacation Bible School teachers know that no matter how carefully you plan the time, there will always be some … CLICK to continue…

How to decide on a budget for Vacation Bible School crafts

Screen shot VBS budget being worked out in Microsoft Excel

When it comes to a budget for Vacation Bible School, crafts may not be the largest item, but they do account for a significant percentage of planned spending. Crafts are an important part of a great Vacation Bible School program, … CLICK to continue…

What does copyright have to do with Vacation Bible School?

copyright on Vacation Bible School materials

Oh, that terrible word: “copyright”.  What does it have to do with Vacation Bible School? First, let us consider this: Is copyright truly a terrible thing? Most of us have to work for a living.  Sometimes compensation is rather straightforward: … CLICK to continue…

Socializing with Purpose as a VBS Leader

Last evening, I had the privilege of attending an online small business meeting through Twitter.  The meeting, #smallbizchat, is hosted by Melinda Emerson (whom you may remember me mentioning previously) every Wednesday.  Yesterday, she interviewed Mike “Ambassador” Bruny, aka @ambassadorbruny. … CLICK to continue…