It’s only November, why are you talking about VBS?
The short answer is you can’t start planning too early. For the longer answer, you should listen to this podcast. In this episode I talk with Shannon Velasquez who plans VBS training all across the country. She was the one who invited me to attend their PandaMania field test last summer.
It’s always fun to meet the people behind kids ministry curriculum, especially when they approach their work as real ministry. Shannon has a contagious joy that comes through in this podcast.
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Among other topics, we talked about the challenges many churches are facing in their VBS ministry. She gave some helpful tips about planning and making the most of your decorating money. We also talked about what Group is trying to do differently with their Vacation Bible School curriculum. She had some great ideas on being intentional with your ministry and making sure kids get the message.
For more about Group VBS, you can visit their official website or facebook page. I’ve also posted my preview video from the PandaMania field test. For more from Shannon, check out her VBS decorating tips from YouTube.