What do you get when you take two moms who love children’s ministries and ask them to plan the Vacation Bible School program at their church? If you asked Gennifer Anderson and Sonja Toews that question, their answer would be—this book!
With more than twenty years of combined experience coordinating the VBS program for their church each summer, these two moms decided to write their own VBS programs to meet the needs of their church and offer a different program to their community other than the mainstream VBS programs that every other church in their town was offering.
The result of their efforts is Small Town VBS. This book offers you three programs for less than the price of one manual for most other programs! Buy one book and be set for three years! Each program contains detailed information about the opening program, crafts, games, food, and skit scripts, which provide humor and laughter for the closing program while tying the whole theme for the day together.
The three programs focus on the following themes:
Share God’s love with the children in your church and community by putting together an unforgettable VBS program with the help of two experienced program directors who God has called to teach children about Jesus!
Gennifer Anderson grew up in a small rural town in Minnesota, and she still attends the same small church. One enthusiastic VBS leader lit the bug in Gennifer, and she has been involved in VBS ever since, helping with up to two programs a year and writing the programs for the last several ones. Gennifer and her husband, Jeremy, and boys are part of a migratory beekeeping family with seasonal homes in Minnesota and California. No matter where they are, their big living room is often filled with extended family and friends for great homemade meals, good books, and stimulating conversation.
Sonja Toews lives, works, and attends church in a small town in rural central Minnesota with husband Bob and two daughters. In addition to her job as a speech pathologist, Sonja enjoys the challenge of homeschooling her children and decorating their century-old house. Her front porch and large yard is frequently filled with neighborhood friends and children, most of whom have attended the VBS programs Sonja helps direct. Sonja first became involved in VBS when she brought her daughters to a VBS program that Gennifer was helping with.
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Posted by Heidi on 10th Apr 2013
Hey guys, I had the honor of being a part of two of the programs in this book! It was so much fun! I played the part of the jester in the skits. All three programs are practical, fun, and most importantly, teach kids (and staff!) more of Jesus' love for us! Hope YOU have the opportunity of being a part of these wonderful VBS programs! God's blessings to you! :)