One down, three to go! We had a fantastic VBS Preview last week in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. Today we’re in Fort Worth, TX gearing up for another VBS Preview happening later this week. If you are planning to join us in Fort Worth, Houston, or Nashville, here are all of the wonderful breakout session you can attend. Use this info to start planning with your team which breakouts you want to attend.
10 PLAYS FOR YOUR PLAYBOOK
Come discover 10 practical ways any teacher can be prepared and ready for the big game.
25 THEMED ITEMS TO USE IN VBS 2018
This conference will equip you with 25 ordinary objects that can be used in a variety of ways to bring Game On! to life this summer. Walk away equipped with fresh, creative ideas for decorations, promotion, enlistment, registration, teacher appreciation, and more. Discover how to use resources and supplies in as many ways as possible. You’ll be geared up and ready to get the game on.
ADULT VBS OVERVIEW
An overview of the Bible content and resources for Adult VBS.
ADULT VBS EXTRAS
Discover why crafts, recreation, snacks, and music are just as important to adult VBS as they are to kids and preschoolers.
ATHLETIC DIRECTORS HALL OF FAME (EXPERIENCED DIRECTORS)
Do you need to up your game as a seasoned VBS Director? Has your playbook looked the same year after year? Come discover practical tools to develop your game plan for this year’s Game On!
AVOIDING CURVEBALLS WHEN SHARING THE GOSPEL WITH KIDS
Come and learn how to avoid the curve balls of confusion when sharing the gospel with boys and girls. Learn how to be on your A Game for this important topic.
BECOMING THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (NEW DIRECTORS)
So you’ve been drafted as this year’s VBS Director? Come discover practical ways to develop your game plan. Leave feeling con dent that your VBS team will hit it out of the park!
CHILDREN’S RECREATION ROTATION
An introduction to LifeWay’s Game On! resources designed for Grades 1–6 recreation rotation.
DECORAING FOR AN ALL-STAR VBS ON A DOLLAR STORE BUDGET
This conference will help you “knock your decorating out of the park”—even if you don’t have a large (or any) decorating budget. Come discover ways to decorate for VBS 2018 using items you already have, can borrow, or can purchase at dollar or discount stores.
DRAFTING AN ALL-STAR VBS TEAM
Discover 6 tips for VBS recruitment that will help you build this year’s Dream Team.
GAME ON! SNACK OVERVIEW, OPTIONS, AND OTHER STUFF
One of the best parts of a game is enjoying the snacks, right? This one-hour conference will explore the 30+ suggested snack options for Game On! You’ll learn more about the supplies needed, places to shop, tips for preparing food, ways to serve the snacks, and how to incorporate biblical content into Team Snacks. Come hungry to learn and walk away with a game plan for leading snacks!
GO & TELL KIDS
Get an in-depth look at LifeWay’s newest mission trip resource.
GOSPEL-CENTERED KIDS MINISTRY
We’ve said it for years, so let’s do it! Come learn what putting Jesus at the center of your kids ministry really means. Hear how being intentional in four areas can result in a Christ-centered, transformational kids ministry.
GRADES 1–2 BIBLE STUDY OVERVIEW
An introduction to the Bible study resources designed for Grades 1–2.
GRADES 3–4 BIBLE STUDY OVERVIEW
An introduction to the Bible study resources designed for Grades 3–4.
GRADES 5–6 (VBX) BIBLE STUDY OVERVIEW
An introduction to the Bible study resources designed for Grades 5–6.
GRADES 5–6 (VBX) Crafts and Recreation
Discover how to make crafts and recreation a vital part of the VBX experience.
HAVE A PENALTY FREE VBS
Safety and security must be a priority in VBS. Come learn ways to keep your VBS safe and free from penalties.
HIT A HOMERUN: REACHING YOUR COMMUNITY THROUGH VBS
VBS is an excellent opportunity to reach kids and families in your community. Catch some ideas for reaching people in your community and discover how to break down walls to reach multi- cultural communities for Jesus.
MUSIC AND MOTIONS
Return home prepared to lead 1st–6th graders in the music and motions of LifeWay’s Game On!
Everyone can be involved in VBS—from church sta to members unable to teach. Come learn how to coach your church to be “all in” for VBS.
An introduction to the Bible study resources designed for babies through completed kindergarten.
An overview of 3s–kindergarten rotations.
“SEE YOU NEXT YEAR” or “SEE YOU NEXT SUNDAY?”
We had a great VBS! We had twice as many kids enrolled in VBS than we average on any given Sunday morning. WHAT DO WE DO? How can we leverage that momentum and turn a VBS prospect into a Sunday morning regular? Come and explore follow-up and discipleship strategies to implement after VBS.
SPECIAL TEAMS DRILLS
Equip teachers with the skills they’ll need when players require a little more coaching assistance. Hear tips on classroom organization, scheduling, and behavior guidance when working with all types of kids.
STUDENT VBS OVERVIEW
An overview of the Bible content and resources for Student VBS.
Maximum impact. Eternal results. Tailoring Game On! VBS to e ectively strengthen and equip your students for the Big Game.
TRAINING VBS LEADERS IN YOUR CHURCH
The best VBS leaders are trained VBS leaders! Come explore ways to train and equip your VBS volunteers to get their “GAME ON!” and be all that God would have them be for VBS 2018!
VBS BEYOND THE END ZONE
This breakout is designed to help leaders explore creative methods to maximize community impact using LifeWay’s Game On! Adult VBS.
WAITING TO BE ASKED: DEVELOPING STUDENT LEADERS IN VBS
Called to serve. Equipped to lead. Empowered to go. Discover how to mine the untapped potential in students through leadership in VBS.