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Elementary

Child Development | Elementary

How to Read a Second-Grader’s Mind

When you understand the way a kid’s mind is changing, you stand a far better chance of identifying clues that help you know what they are thinking. Read More

Elementary | Preschool | Volunteers

10 No Cost Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

Looking for creative ideas to show your volunteers how valuable they are to your team? And hoping to avoid eating up your ministry budget to do it? Here are ten… Read More

Elementary | How To | VBS

9 VBS Marketing Ideas to Get Attention!

You’ve got a stellar VBS curriculum picked out, started brainstorming a fun set design and decorations, and the volunteer recruiting plan is coming together. The only thing you need now is the kids. Creating a marketing strategy to get the word out… Read More

Elementary | Leadership | VBS

The ONE SECRET to a Great VBS

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” – Stephen Covey Does your countdown to VBS have you jumping for joy? Does it have you grinning from ear to ear? Or does it have you checking under your… Read More

Elementary | How To | Leadership | VBS | Volunteers

How to Create a VBS Leadership Team

You’re a few days away from Vacation Bible School, and it seems like you have a month’s worth of work left to do. To top it all off your pastor has sent you an email asking you to help with another project.… Read More

Elementary | VBS

VBS 2020 Theme Overview for Orange VBS, Group VBS, Lifeway VBS and More!

VBS 2019 may be in the books (or close to being wrapped up!), but it is definitely time to be thinking about VBS 2020! It’s an exciting time of year for both VBS directors and those of us that create VBS resources… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary | How To | Leadership | VBS | Volunteers

3 Examples of VBS Volunteer Surveys

A few days ago, I shared some thoughts on “5 Crucial Questions for VBS Evaluation Forms for Parents” and I hope that you guys found that helpful. Today, I wanted to take some time to write down more ideas about feedback from… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary | How To | Leadership | Parents | VBS

5 Crucial Questions for VBS Evaluation Forms for Parents

There's a valuable lesson I learned a few years ago that I think is applicable in just about EVERY area of ministry. (In fact, I would say that there isn't ANY area in or out of ministry that can't apply this principle.)… Read More