Step-by-Step VBS Planning

Join our team as we unpack and discuss the tasks to tackle every other week to ensure that you host an amazing and impactful VBS this summer!
Join us live to interact with questions and comments in our Orange VBS Facebook Group or catch up on past sessions below!

Just remember, keep calm and VBS on!


Join Amy and Dana as they explain what you can expect from the upcoming 2019 VBS Strategy Sessions as well as how to get the most out of the Orange VBS Facebook Group.

Run Time: 15:54


This week is all about numbers. We’re going to be tackling the dreaded VBS budget as well as how to divide your kiddos up for VBS. If you’re not gifted in this area, it’s OKAY! We have a great spreadsheet to help you make the numbers work. And once you knock out these two important tasks, you’ll be able to make really wise decisions for the rest of the VBS Strategy Sessions!

Run Time: 22:11




Time to start planning the key people on your VBS team. This week we’ll discuss a team lead structure and why it’s important to supplement your existing team (even if it’s a team of one) with other leaders. AND we’ll be discussing the daily schedule for your VBS!

Run Time: 23:48


2019 VBS Strategy Session Schedule

All dates, times and topics are subject to change. Updates will be posted here as they are made.

WEEK 3 || Thursday, February 28 || 11:00 a.m. EST
Making the VBS Calendar for Meetings, Prepping and Rehearsals

WEEK 4 || Thursday, March 14 || 11:00 a.m. EDT
Identifying Volunteer Needs and Creating a Marketing Plan

WEEK 5 || Thursday, March 28 || 11:00 a.m. EDT
Plan Volunteer Orientation Sessions and Planning Meetings

WEEK 6 || Thursday, April 11 || || 11:00 a.m. EDT
Plan Rotation Stations (Crafts, Snacks, Missions, Games, Small Groups, Etc)

WEEK 7 || Thursday, April 25 || 11:00 a.m. EDT
Plan Decorations and Strategize a Family Night Opening or Closing Event

WEEK 8 || Thursday, May 9 || 11:00 a.m. EDT
Finalize Shopping Lists and Punch Lists

WEEK 9 || Thursday, May 23 || 11:00 a.m. EDT
Kick Off Rehearsals and Work Weeks