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Map Out Your Trek

Welcome to the Treasured Training LAB! Each stop on this trek will prepare you and your team for a priceless VBS experience.

Before you head out on your trek, we recommend you download the VBS Training Lab Participant Guide below. This guide is packed with all the details you need to navigate your way through the Treasured Training Lab.

Also, don't forget to watch a brief overview from your treking partner, Sharon! She has some important information for you as you start your training!

Download Participant Guide Download Kickoff Tips

VBS Takes G.R.I.T.

Discover the key to VBS success through this interactive, encouraging experience. This training session is recommended for your entire team and prepares you for the VBS season ahead! Works great as a team devotional!

Group VBS Difference

Whether you're new to Group VBS or are a tried-and-true veteran, the videos below will help you understand the secret sauce behind our VBS programs. It's a little like cooking—it helps to read the whole recipe before diving in.

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Group VBS Veterans

An encouraging word from Thom & Joani Schultz.

Who should watch:

Veteran VBS Directors & Volunteers

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New to Group

Get an overview of how Group VBS might be different from other programs you've done in the past!

Who should watch:

New VBS Directors & Volunteers

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R.E.A.L. Learning

Discover more about Group's tried-and-true, Jesus-style learning philosophy.

Who should watch:

New VBS Directors & Volunteers

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Discipline

Learn more about how Group's multi-age Crews make discipline issues virtually disappear.

Who should watch:

New VBS Directors & Volunteers

Dig Into Treasured VBS

Get the big picture view of Treasured VBS: How it works, why it's relevant for kids today, and what's different from past Group VBS Programs. We recommend that VBS Directors and Station Leaders watch this section.

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Treasured Director Tips

Unlock tips & tricks for creating a priceless VBS event!

Who should watch:

VBS Director

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Why Treasured

Learn why Treasured is relevant for kids today!

Who should watch:

VBS Director & Station Leaders

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What's New at Treasured

Find out about new program and product updates for Treasured VBS.

Who should watch:

VBS Director & Station Leaders

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How Treasured Works

Get a quick overview of how kids will rotate through Treasured.

Who should watch:

Everyone

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How Kinkajou Cove Works

See how your preschoolers will trek through Treasured VBS.

Who should watch:

VBS Director & Preschool Volunteers

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Operation Kid-to-Kid

Learn more about Operation Kid-to-Kid: the mission project that joins millions of kids around the world.

Who should watch:

Everyone

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How to be a Crew Leader

Discover tried-and-true tips for being a Crew Leader at Treasured.

Who should watch:

Crew Leaders

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Crew Leader Tips

See the top tips for being a Crew Leader in action!

Who should watch:

Crew Leaders

Station Leader Tips

Group VBS is known for being simple to lead, and these station-specific videos make it easier than ever. Grab your Leader Guide and dig into training for each station.

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Leading Sing & Play Rock/Closing Quest

Get an in-depth overview of how to lead Sing & Play Rock and Closing Quest.

Who should watch:

Sing & Play Rock/Closing Quest Leader

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Mystery Bottle Experience

See this Day 1 object lesson in action!

Who should watch:

Sing & Play Rock/Closing Quest Leader

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Blue Buddies

On Day 3, see how dish soap and dry ice create beautiful bubbles!

Who should watch:

Sing & Play Rock/Closing Quest Leader

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Cross Experience

On Day 4, use a free-standing Cross in a moving experience.

Who should watch:

Sing & Play Rock/Closing Quest Leader

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Stuffed Animal Launch

On Day 5, use a carpet tube, leaf blower and volunteers for a high-flying experience.

Who should watch:

Sing & Play Rock/Closing Quest Leader

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Leading Imagination Station!

Get an in-depth overview of how to lead Imagination Station.

Who should watch:

Imagination Station Leader

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Decoder Disk

Unlock the code on how to assemble these Day 1 Gizmos.

Who should watch:

Imagination Station and Preschool Craft & Play Leaders

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Sing-a-mabob

Step-by-step instructions for the Day 2 Sciency-Fun Gizmo.

Who should watch:

Imagination Station Leader and Preschool Craft & Play Leaders

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Alarm-inator

Check out how to cause a stir (and a scare) with the Day 3 gizmo.

Who should watch:

Imagination Station Leader

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Twirlygig

Create your own optical illusions on Day 4.

Who should watch:

Imagination Station Leader

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Rolling Raymond

Learn how to send Raymond rolling down the road on Day 5.

Who should watch:

Imagination Station Leader

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Leading Bible Adventures!

Get an in-depth overview of how to lead Bible Adventures.

Who should watch:

Bible Adventures Leader

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Quick & Easy Bible Setup

Day-by-day décor for your Bible Adventures room.

Who should watch:

Bible Adventures Leader / Decorating Team

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Leading KidVid Cinema

Get an in-depth overview of how to lead KidVid Cinema.

Who should watch:

KidVid Cinema Leader

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Leading Jungle Gym Games

Get an in-depth overview of how to lead Jungle Gym Games.

Who should watch:

Vine Dining Games Leader

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Leading Vine Dining Snacks

Get an in-depth overview of how to lead Vine Dining Snacks.

Who should watch:

Vine Dining Snacks Leader

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Directing Kinkajou Cove

Get an in-depth overview of how to keep your littlest learners on track.

Who should watch:

Kinkajou Cove Preschool Director

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Setting up Exploration Stations

Discover how to set up hands-on learning centers for each day.

Who should watch:

Exploration Station Leader

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Leading Bible Adventures

Check out how to bring the Bible to life for preschoolers.

Who should watch:

Kinkajou Cove Bible Adventures Leader

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Leading Kinkajou Cove KidVid

See how preschoolers interact with short videos and real-life kids.

Who should watch:

Kinkajou Cove KidVid Leader

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Leading Craft & Play

Help kids explore the daily Bible Point in wildly creative ways!

Who should watch:

Craft & Play Leader

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Leading Games

Guide kids in running off steam with games that connect to the daily Bible Point.

Who should watch:

Kinkajou Cove Games Leader

Decorating for Treasured

Check out how to bring Treasured to life at your church in the step-by-step videos below. You can also find written instructions in the Participant Guide! Doing a virtual VBS? Create some of these decorations to have as your video background.

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Archaeologist’s Desk

Step-by-step instructions for creating the perfect study desk.

Who should watch:

Decorating Team

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Box Bookshelf

"Build" a bookshelf to showcase all your gems!

Who should watch:

Decorating Team

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Kinkajou Cove Archway

Kids will love passing through this carved archway.

Who should watch:

Decorating Team

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D.I.Y. Torches

Light the way to all your stations.

Who should watch:

Decorating Team

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Picnic Gems

Discover how dollar store plates can add shine to your VBS!

Who should watch:

Decorating Team

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Corsage Gems

Add some unique dimension with gems created out of corsage boxes!

Who should watch:

Decorating Team

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Giant Gems

Cardboard, foil and cellophane come together for gemtastic wow.

Who should watch:

Decorating Team

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Light as a Feather Book

Be the author of your own story when you create Light as a Feather Books.

Who should watch:

Decorating Team

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Ginormous Gem

Create a big impression with the larger-than-life iridescent gem.

Who should watch:

Decorating Team

Online VBS Q & A Events

Network with other VBS leaders, ask questions, bounce some ideas, & get encouragement.

Now that you’ve navigated your way through the training videos, sign up for a LIVE Q&A follow-up session with Group VBS experts and other VBS leaders from around the country. Each session begins in a large group with an opportunity to break into more role-specific small groups. Registration will close two days prior to the event.

Breakout Sessions Include:

  • Decorating: Get all your DIY decorating questions answered!
  • Station Leaders: Have follow-up questions about station experiences? You can ask them here!
  • Directors: Get more tips and tricks for directing your best VBS yet and meet other VBS directors!
  • Preschool: Network with other preschool leaders and discover fun ways to engage your littlest learners!
Register for Live Q & A
Live Online VBS Training Lab Q & A Event

Helpful VBS Resources

Whether you need to spin up a quick registration site or you just want to bounce ideas off someone, we can help!

For Planning

Create an amazing & impactful online VBS experience. These easy-to-use tools help get the job done!

VBS PRO

Event Registration

Free online system to Promote your VBS, Register kids, and Organize your event.

Super Easy Order Form

Super Easy Order Form

Order all your VBS resources with the click of a button!

VBS Tools

Program Resources and Updates

Updates, downloads, instructional videos, and more.

For Building Community

VBS directors are some of the most creative, passionate, and generous people we know! Use the tools below to connect with other VBS directors around the country to share ideas and encouragement.

Community Building

Community Building

Support and advice from other VBS directors.

D-I-Y Central

D-I-Y Central

Decorating tips and tricks.

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Your Personal VBS Advisor

Your Personal VBS Advisor

Trustworthy advice about Group VBS from a real person! 800-447-1070