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Vacation Bible School Models

If you’re planning Vacation Bible School this year, take some time to think outside the box. There are many ways to do Vacation Bible School. Don’t limit yourself to what you’ve always done. If you have a children’s ministry team, have a meeting with them to come up with new ideas. If you dont, you might want to put together a dream team made up of workers, parents, and church leaders to dream up big ideas. You dont have to use all of these ideas, but they will spark other ideas that you might be able to use.

 

Today, I’m listing some, but not all, of the ways you can have Vacation Bible School.

 

Traditional Morning or Evening Model: Traditional VBS consists of having an opening and closing session, and having a VBS teacher for each age group.

 

Rotation Model: This model is used in Group Publishing VBS. Each leader takes one group to each station. One station may have the Bible story, another craft, another snacks, and another music. Each station has a leader that only does that station for each group. Groups can be split into age groups, or they can be mixed.

 

Vacation Bible Crusade Model: This model of VBS uses the format of a Kids Crusade for the first hour. The music, Bible story, life application, memory verse, and other teaching activities are all done during the crusade. For the second hour, children are rotated. They have crafts with the craft leader for a half hour, games with the game leader for fifteen minutes, and class time with their group leader for fifteen minutes. Class time consists of attendance, snack, and reviewing the memory verse and lesson for the day. If you have a strong leader to direct the Kids Crusade, this model is easy and uses fewer workers.

 

Backyard VBS: This is a neighborhood model where people open their homes to allow a small group of children to come and have VBS. This is a great model for outreach. It works even better if you have bus or van ministry to transport the children to church after VBS, or if you plan on having a Sidewalk Sunday School or neighborhood Bible Club to continue to minister to the children after VBS.

 

Follow Up: Whatever method you decide to use, dont forget to plan a big follow-up event. You could have a carnival, a fun Sunday, or a party. Don’t let children who came to VBS, got saved, and don’t have a church they attend regularly fall through the cracks after VBS is over.

Follow Me Curriculum Released

Follow Me: God’s Social Network

5 Children’s Church or Vacation Bible School Lessons on Discipleship

By Tamera Kraft

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Standard Includes: Downloadable Curriculum that can be reprinted as many times as you need, MS PowerPoint 2003 slides for each lesson. Object Lessons, Bible Stories, Games, Memory Verse Activities, Science Experiments, Small Group Discussions Questions, Skits, Puppet Skits and More. Suggestions for additional resources. (some additional resources not included)

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$15 Off the Price: Post on more than one social networking site or post on FB or Twitter 5 times by midnight Wednesday, then email me and let me know.

But there’s more. Win Follow Me for FREE!

If at least 20 people email me, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win the standard version of Follow Me Downloadable Curriculum. If you win, you’ll be given a coupon code to get the curriculum free online. You’ll also be able to upgrade to the premium edition for only $15.

But that’s not all. Win FREE Children’s Ministry Books.

I have a ton of children’s ministry books that are slightly used children’s ministry books that I’m giving away. All you have to do is buy the Follow Me Curriculum by Friday, April 13th, and email me to tell me you’d like a free book. This is on a first come first serve basis for choice of books until they run out, so hurry.

Here’s a list of books I’m offering:

Children’s Ministry Leadership: the-you-can-do-it-guide by Jim Wideman (Group Publishing)

Children’s Ministry Volunteers That Stick by Jim Wideman (Group Publishing)

The Growing Leader: Healthy Essentials For Children’s Ministry by Craig Jutila (Group Publishing)

The Discipline Guide For Children’s Ministry by Jody Capehart, Gordon West, & Becki West (Group Publishing)

Leadership Essentials For Children’s Ministry by Craig Jutila (Group Publishing)

Party! Party! for Children’s Ministry by Susan L. Lingo (Group Publishing)

Instant Games for Children’s Ministry by Susan L. Lingo (Group Publishing)

Making Scripture Memory Fun (Group Publishing)

Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation by Neil Howe and William Strauss

When Children Pray by Cheri Fuller (Multnomah Parenting)

Learning Styles by Marlene D. LeFever (David C. Cook Publishing)

Precious In His Sight: Childhood & the Bible by Roy B. Zuck

The Big Book of Theme Parties, Snacks, & Games (Gospel Light)

Because Follow Me has 5 Lessons and a theme, it’s perfect for children’s church and VBS.

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Follow Me Curriculum Special and Free Books

Follow Me: God’s Social Network Downloadable Curriculum on discipleship will be released Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Because it’s 5 lessons long, it would be great to use for VBS or in Children’s Church as a follow-up to Easter. This is the link where it will be available. http://revivalfire.corecommerce.com/Curriculum/Revival-Fire-Downloadable-Curriculum/

Affordable Regular Price: The regular price of this curriculum is only $30. If you buy the premium edition with 2 Uncle Charlie DVDs worth $40 and a CD-Rom of the curriculum included, the price is only $60.

Introductory Special: We’re offering some great specials to launch the curriculum. If you buy it by Wednesday, April 18, you’ll get the curriculum for $5 off the regular price.

Here’s the really exciting part. We are offering special bargains of $10 and $15 off the regular price. Here’s how to participate.

$10 off the Price: Post by Friday the following on your Twitter or Facebook:  “Find out how to get Follow Me curriculum & children’s ministry books FREE. http://wp.me/phSlE-pa #kidmin #cmconnect #revivalfire4kids” Then email me at revivalfire4kids [at] att.net and tell me that you posted it. Also tell me if you receive the Revival Fire For Kids newsletter. If you don’t, I’ll add you to the list to receive it. I’ll also email you a special coupon code to get Follow Me at the discounted price. It’s the simple.

$15 Off the Price: Post on more than one social networking site or post on FB or Twitter 5 times by midnight Wednesday, then email me and let me know.

But there’s moreWin Follow Me for FREE! 

If at least 20 people email me, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win the standard version of Follow Me Downloadable Curriculum. If you win, you’ll be given a coupon code to get the curriculum free online. You’ll also be able to upgrade to the premium edition for only $15.

But that’s not all. Win FREE Children’s Ministry Books.

I have a ton of children’s ministry books that are slightly used children’s ministry books that I’m giving away. All you have to do is buy the Follow Me Curriculum by Friday, April 13th, and email me to tell me you’d like a free book. This is on a first come first serve basis for choice of books until they run out, so hurry.

Here’s a list of books I’m offering:

Children’s Ministry Leadership: the-you-can-do-it-guide by Jim Wideman (Group Publishing)

Children’s Ministry Volunteers That Stick by Jim Wideman (Group Publishing)

The Growing Leader: Healthy Essentials For Children’s Ministry by Craig Jutila (Group Publishing)

The Discipline Guide For Children’s Ministry by Jody Capehart, Gordon West, & Becki West (Group Publishing)

Leadership Essentials For Children’s Ministry by Craig Jutila (Group Publishing)

Party! Party! for Children’s Ministry by Susan L. Lingo (Group Publishing)

Instant Games for Children’s Ministry by Susan L. Lingo (Group Publishing)

Making Scripture Memory Fun (Group Publishing)

Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation by Neil Howe and William Strauss

When Children Pray by Cheri Fuller (Multnomah Parenting)

Learning Styles by Marlene D. LeFever (David C. Cook Publishing)

Precious In His Sight: Childhood & the Bible by Roy B. Zuck

The Big Book of Theme Parties, Snacks, & Games (Gospel Light)

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