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…

Keeping family first in Vacation Bible School ministry, part 3

Sack lunch

Often many of the willing volunteers for Vacation Bible School will be parents with children at home.  Vacation Bible School is all about ministering to children. While we find great joy in sharing the love of Jesus with the children … CLICK to continue…

Keeping family first in Vacation Bible School ministry, part 2

derivative of "Look, I have scissors!" by traveling lunas 2011 (Creative Commons attribution license) flickr.com

The “Work together” principle (from Keeping family first in Vacation Bible School ministry, part 1) can be extended into your Vacation Bible School preparations, whatever the age of your children. Include them in your ministry. Give very young children some … CLICK to continue…

Acquiring Vacation Bible School crafts supplies

shopping bag full of Vacation Bible School crafts supplies

Okay.  So you have your Vacation Bible School crafts budget all worked out… You have come up with a great plan for your Vacation Bible School crafts time… And you have even worked out a rather detailed Vacation Bible School … CLICK to continue…

Preparing a low-budget shopping list for Vacation Bible School crafts supplies

Shopping list utilizing VBS crafts budget

Lately, we have been talking about Vacation Bible school crafts.  If you missed the first two posts, you may want to look at: How to decide on a budget for Vacation Bible School crafts, and Turning your Vacation Bible School crafts budget … CLICK to continue…

Hasten Home this Week: construction ahead!

This has been a packed week for sure!  First thing, my husband figured out a way to solve my greatest computer woes. I am so grateful for his thoughtfulness and the time he spent to get my computer running properly … CLICK to continue…

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…