Vacation Bible School tips

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.

Some of Hasten Home's best Vacation Bible School tips

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Getting started with Vacation Bible School:

    "VBS--The Land of Milk & Honey" Vacation Bible School curriculum sample pack

    “VBS–The Land of Milk & Honey” Vacation Bible School curriculum

  • What is Vacation Bible School?
  • 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.

  • On fire for Vacation Bible School!
  • 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!

  • Arranging a time for your Vacation Bible School
  • Morning or evening? What is the best time for VBS? Church members’ availability & needs of the community are just two things to consider.

  • Preparing a schedule for your Vacation Bible School
  • pen and blank paper, waiting for a Vacation Bible School schedule :)

    Where do you start?

    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.

  • 7 Vacation Bible School activities you’ll want to include in your VBS
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    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.)

  • Vacation Bible School pledges
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    Words to the Vacation Bible School pledges, plus tips on how and why to use them.

  • What does copyright have to do with Vacation Bible School?
  • Oh, that terrible word: “copyright”. What does it have to do with Vacation Bible School? Perhaps more than you thought! 😉

  • Top 10 questions to ask once your Vacation Bible School is over
  • 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.

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Keeping family first in your ministry:

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.

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Even inexperienced little hands can have great fun being your “Vacation Bible School helper”!

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Planning Vacation Bible School crafts:

shopping bag full of Vacation Bible School crafts supplies

Many Vacation Bible School crafts supplies can be picked up inexpensively secondhand.

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