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…

Watch movie online A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

bird on old tomato vine against a clear, blue sky

Quality : HDTitle: A Dog’s PurposeDirector : Lasse Hallstr?m.Release : 2017-01-26Language : EnglishRuntime : 120 minGenre: Comedy, Drama.Synopsis : As much as feel-good movies go, A Dog’s Purpose will give some warm-fuzzies. The film revisits the what dog’s purpose is … CLICK to continue…

Vacation Bible School: Teaching Christian children to defend their faith, pt 2

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

In Part 1 of Vacation Bible School: Teaching Christian children to defend their faith, we saw that the first goal of Vacation Bible School is leading the children to Jesus so that they can choose for themselves to be known … CLICK to continue…

Vacation Bible School: Teaching Christian children to defend their faith, pt 1

girl washing dishes in a messy kitchen

At Vacation Bible School, you are likely to have children at a wide variety of places in their Christian walk.  You will have Christian children who have never thought of any other way of life; you will have children from … CLICK to continue…

Teaching Children to Learn

Though we actually started utilizing books for learning earlier, I have “officially” been a home schooling mom for about a decade now.  Our two main goals in the process have been: guiding the children into a personal relationship with God, … CLICK to continue…

Making the Best Use of Activity Sheets in Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible school is full of activity: interesting crafts, fun games, exciting stories, and cheerful songs.  Some quiet time for activity sheets in the classroom can be a nice change of pace; but more than that, it is a time … CLICK to continue…