The newest Weekend VBS from Group has us craving chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers! Camp Out Weekend VBS 2017 is filled with s’mores, tents and campfires, all pointing toward Jesus, the Light of the World. Camp Out VBS is packed with Bible lessons and fun activities for kids. From learning about Jesus, to playing wilderness games, kids will have a blast during their adventure.
Camp Out has five twenty-minute rotations -- music, Bible exploration, wilderness games, Projects-With-a-Purpose and closing campfire. As students visit each station, they will be reminded that Jesus is the Light. During Projects-With-a-Purpose students make special gifts for others in the community or church; these projects allow them to apply what they are learning and to be a light for Jesus to the people around them. Camp Out also includes a twenty-minute Sunday Celebration. This time allows your entire church family to be involved in VBS, as well as providing a great opportunity to invite children and their families to your Sunday service.
Begin preparing for you summer Camp Out VBS 2017 by pre-ordering a Starter Kit and exploring custom t-shirt designs for your campers. Also, be sure to check out all of the craft and snack ideas we have on Pinterest for Camp Out!
As the days are getting cooler, warm up your church entryway with the colors of fall. Banners provide beautiful but simple fall decor and can be used year after year. Consider purchasing multiple banners (use promo code B4G1 to get one free banner when you buy 4) and use them throughout your facility or rotate them yearly.
Focus on Thanksgiving and remember the blessings of the past year with one of our Thanksgiving banners. Banners are an excellent, efficient way to decorate for a special Thanksgiving theme or service and a wonderful way to remind your congregation to thank God for His many blessings to them.Customize your fall and Thanksgiving banners by adding your church name, logo, theme verse or sermon series to any banner at no additional cost. All of our fall and Thanksgiving banners can be found here .
Growing up as a pastor’s kid, I remember multiple years when October was filled with unexpected gifts, special church potlucks and thank you notes. The extra goodies and gifts were greatly appreciated and enjoyed by our entire family, but what I remember most is how meaningful the notes were to my parents.
Reading specific examples of how church members were impacted by my parents' ministry encouraged them as they continued to serve faithfully. As their daughter I was thankful for how the church expressed their love and appreciation for my parents, especially when they recognized all of the hard work my parents did behind the scenes, from ordering Sunday School curriculum to renovating restrooms.
Often we forget to thank our church leadership for all of their hard work and for the impact they’ve had on our lives. This October celebrate Pastor Appreciation Month by thanking your pastor and pastor’s family for their service to your church.
Here are a few tips to help you as you prepare for Pastor Appreciation Month:
We’ve also come up with a few ideas for helping you make Pastor Appreciation Month extra special this year.
Check out our Pinterest board for even more ideas, including a free, downloadable planning guide from Care for Pastors .
How are you celebrating your pastor this October?
Years of being involved in children's ministry mean I've survived my share of crafts involving glitter, paint and glue. However, the time and effort required for cleaning up after messy crafts means less time interacting with the kids, so I prefer crafts with minimal clean up time. While preparing for a children’s camp one fall, I stumbled across the idea of making a leaf garland out of paper leaves and yarn. The garland required only basic art supplies, but the best part was how simple and fast it was to clean up when the children finished! Below is our version of a Leaves of Thankfulness garland craft.
One of the driving forces that motivates us at Concordia Supply is our heart for missions!
Our business is naturally involved with the local churches and the mission field of the US. But we also have a passion for ministries and people around the globe. As a result, we heed the call to use our resources and connections to further Christ's kingdom through global missions. Each ministry we support has personally impacted someone on our staff.
Below is a list of the countries and ministries that we support.
Are you taking every opportunity to multiply the impact of your VBS?