As you read this post, hundreds of VBS leaders are preparing to embark on a journey to VBS Preview next weekend in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains at Ridgecrest, North Carolina. If you haven’t already registered, what are you waiting for?
During the 10 years of Preview thousands of VBS leaders from across North America and beyond have gathered to be equipped, challenged, and inspired to take their Bible schools to new levels of expertise and success.
Along the way these wonderful VBS leader-learners have given as much, if not more, as they have received. Preview guests often comment that the most valuable aspect of the event is getting to know and learn from others. They share not only their love for the heart-transforming ministry of VBS, but they also eagerly share what they have learned through their own experiences.
Over the years I have collected this wealth of advice and wisdom, and beginning January 5, I’ll be sharing it with you each Monday in a series titled ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS.
Each week I’ll share five or six ideas on a specific topic. Each idea was originally shared by a VBS leader-learner just like you, and I hope you will join the conversation by sharing your own advice as well.
Here’s a sample of the advice you will discover as together we take a journey to make our Bible schools the very best they can be.
- Provide a lost and found box and make sure all workers know where it is located.
- Recruit seasoned volunteers as substitute teachers to have on hand in case of emergencies.
- Enlist at least one person to stay in a central location to answer questions and give direction.
- Enlist at least one medical professional to be on campus during VBS.
- Provide runners to deliver snacks, move heavy items like tables and chairs, grab last-minute supplies, and make copies.
By the way, VBS 2015 Preview is coming to Fort Worth, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee in just a few weeks. Space is limited so register today.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION: What random words of advice do you have for VBS leaders?