Whether you are just getting started out with Vacation Bible School, or you have had many years of experience, it is always handy to get ideas from others who have been there!
This page is a collection of links to some of Hasten Home’s best Vacation Bible School tips.
Use the following links to go directly to the various Vacation Bible School tips categories further down the page…or, just scroll on down!
- What is Vacation Bible School?
- On fire for Vacation Bible School!
- Arranging a time for your Vacation Bible School
- Preparing a schedule for your Vacation Bible School
- 7 Vacation Bible School activities you’ll want to include in your VBS
- Vacation Bible School pledges
- What does copyright have to do with Vacation Bible School?
- Top 10 questions to ask once your Vacation Bible School is over
For some of us, VBS is quite familiar–not to mention, dear to our hearts. However, the question “What is Vacation Bible School?” is quite highly searched on Google. So if you are one of the ones wondering, What is Vacation Bible School?, you are definitely not alone! Let’s break it down and look at the basics.
Are you on fire for Vacation Bible School? Do you know that your church’s efforts are truly blessed by God? Or do you think of VBS with a wavering heart? We can take lessons from the early Christians!
Morning or evening? What is the best time for VBS? Church members’ availability & needs of the community are just two things to consider.
As you begin to consider just what would be the best way to divide the time in your Vacation Bible School, you may find it a bit overwhelming. Which activities should be included? Which should be left out? How long should each activity take? What order should they be done in? Here’s a step-by-step plan to work out a VBS schedule.
As you plan your Vacation Bible School, you’re certain to have lots of great ideas that you would like to do with the children. But there is only so much time in the day at VBS! In this video Vacation Bible School tip, I share with you seven Vacation Bible School activities that you’ll want to be sure to include in your VBS. (Additional resource links included, as well.)
Words to the Vacation Bible School pledges, plus tips on how and why to use them.
Oh, that terrible word: “copyright”. What does it have to do with Vacation Bible School? Perhaps more than you thought! 😉
VBS is a huge task to carry out. You put your all into it with great hopes, and now it is over. What next? Here are 10 questions to get you thinking.
In all that we do—including ministry—we must keep our priorities straight. This series is full of ideas specific to keeping family first (after God, of course) in your Vacation Bible School ministry.
- Keeping family first in Vacation Bible School ministry, part 1
- Keeping family first in Vacation Bible School ministry, part 2
- Keeping family first in Vacation Bible School ministry, part 3
We must always keep priorities straight. After God, our first duty is to our family. Here are some everyday tips for families.
Involving your own children in your work is one way to make sure they are a high priority in your life. Of course, that includes work for your VBS ministry!
As VBS leaders, part of our job is to encourage parent-volunteers in their God-given role. Here are some tips for VBS.
- How to decide on a budget for Vacation Bible School crafts
- Turning your Vacation Bible School crafts budget into a plan
- Preparing a low-budget shopping list for Vacation Bible School crafts supplies
- 10 Free or Low-cost Vacation Bible School Craft Items
Crafts are a significant chunk of a Vacation Bible School budget, and an effective part of the program. How do you decide how much to spend?
As you set up your general VBS crafts plan, remember your focus, vary the types of crafts, and think simple beauty and durability!
Preparing a shopping list for Vacation Bible School crafts supplies can be a bit painful on a tight budget–but rest assured, God will supply your needs! Planning, calculating, and prayer will all be part of the process.
While we want to make sure the children enjoy VBS and get all that they can out of it, spending money needlessly is just not wise stewardship. Our Vacation Bible School crafts time is one place where, with a bit of creativity and planning, we can cut a lot of the potential cost.
Hasten Home, friend!