I'm proud to work with a team that never settles for good enough. The team is constantly listening to church leaders, asking questions, evaluating, tweaking, creating, and striving to make VBS resources that are Biblically trustworthy, evangelistically focused, age appropriate, and user friendly. Journey Off the Map resources are quiet possibly the best yet.
Here are just a few of the new and improved resources you will find for VBS 2015 Journey Off the Map.
EXPLORER BIBLE – Genesis to Revelations plus 30 days of devotions, marked plan of salvation, and fun fact pages. Available in HCSB and KJV. (Replaces VBS New Testament.)
BABIES-2S LEADER GUIDE – Designed as a flipbook of Bible and theme-related activities instead of a prescribed plan for each day. Teachers can pick and choose a few activities to do each day or repeat activities through the week.
PRESCHOOL KEEPSAKE BOOK – (Replaces Babies- 2s Learner Guide.) Designed specifically for Babies- 2s but is a great keepsake for preschoolers of all ages. Each page allows for interaction from the child (e.g. placing a hand or footprint on the page, taping in items found on nature walks, or attaching photos) and helps parents know what their kids did at VBS. Think of it like a scrapbook – parents will love it!
MISSIONS ROTATION LEADER GUIDE (Kids) – Margin suggestions for adapting activities to a large group setting for those who teach missions in Worship Rally or to all kids at once. HANDS ON MISSION PROJECT- Off the Map Bags (canvas bags filled with small items to be given to children’s hospitals, police or fire departments to hand out when kids are in difficult “off the map” situations.)
SNACK CARDS – Expanded to include two snacks on every card, plus 10 dinner menu suggestions and 5 Bible related snacks.
STUDENT STARTER KIT – New name and expanded format for Student Leader Guide. Includes leader guide, pack items (so leader do not have to print 4-color posters from DVD-ROM), one sample learner guide, and DVD-Rom.
Read Part 2 of What's New in Journey Off The Map™ here!