Karen Bantuvers
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VBS Planning Tips - Got 'em? Please Share 'em!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Bantuvers Apr 25, 2011. 2 Replies

Here's our recent post on VBS:    …Continue

Tags: sheets, up, coordiantion, sheet, ideas

VBS best-practices - how do you recruit and retain volunteers?

Started Jan 19, 2011 0 Replies

Please share your VBS best practices about volunteering (for this community and a spring blog series on VolunteerSpot's…Continue

Millenials are Paying Attention - Reaching Gen Y

Started Nov 28, 2010 0 Replies

Please check out this inspiring guest post on our blog by Meredith Dunn: Ministry from a…Continue

Tags: ministry, millenial, #youthmin, Y, Gen

 

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Karen Bantuvers commented on Lynda Freeman's blog post Let's Plan a Volunteer Recruitment Month! - Check Out "VolunteerSpot Where Doing Good Just Got Easier"!
"Thanks, Lynda for sharing VolunteerSpot's FREE volunteer coordination and signup tool!  We're ready to help your volunteer teams get organized for volunteer recruitment, Easter Egg hunts, VBS and spring service days! …"
Mar 19, 2012
Karen Bantuvers replied to Wanda Parker's discussion Healthy Snacks
"Awesome list - thank you for being mindful of our kids' health! It really bothers me when my daughter asks to go to her friend's Sunday School b/c they serve 'donuts and candy' - come on.... Here's a few more (it says…"
May 10, 2011
Karen Bantuvers replied to Crysti Copp's discussion Sunday am Volunteer Schedule?
"I agree with Emily - find what works for your volunteer base and then work out structures on your end to accommodate them.  Sometimes we shy away from having every-other or occasional volunteers because it seems difficult to organize. Using a…"
May 10, 2011
Karen Bantuvers posted a discussion

Important Food Allergy Tips for #KidMin | Food Allergy Awareness Week

Did you know it's National Food Allergy Awareness Week and 1 in 25 kids has food allergies? We have rounded up some national experts to guest-post on our blog.  Please check out the series  - there are very helpful articles and resources relevant for Sunday…See More
May 9, 2011
Karen Bantuvers replied to Karen Bantuvers's discussion VBS Planning Tips - Got 'em? Please Share 'em!
"Awesome resources - thanks Lynda!"
Apr 25, 2011
Lynda Freeman replied to Karen Bantuvers's discussion VBS Planning Tips - Got 'em? Please Share 'em!
"check my blog - About the Children's Department http://aboutthechildrensdepartment.blogspot.com/p/vbs.html for a lot of vbs posts - reviews, comparison charts, training info, recruiting info, planning info and so much more!"
Apr 25, 2011
Karen Bantuvers posted a discussion

VBS Planning Tips - Got 'em? Please Share 'em!

Here's our recent post on VBS:     5 Tips to Get the Most out of your VBSPlease share your ideas and blog post links by commenting below. Special Offer for VBS Leaders:VolunteerSpot's free online signup sheets save a ton of time organizing VBS…See More
Apr 25, 2011
Karen Bantuvers replied to SheikMozart's discussion Volunteer Scheduling Software/Websites
"Please give us a try at VolunteerSpot. We're a super easy (and FREE) online scheduling and signup tool that any leader can use to coordinate volunteers. Think hospitality team, VBS, LEM, meals ministry, service projects, etc.    You…"
Apr 20, 2011
Karen Bantuvers posted a blog post

Hosting an Eggcelent Community Easter Egg Hunt

Does your congregation host an Eggcelent Easter Egg Hunt?  If you do, please share your tips and best practices below. If not, consider adding this family-fun event to share your Sunday School ministry with the greater community while providing a festive opportunity to spread the Gospel. Successful Egg Hunts require two key ingredients: planning and volunteers...and eggs, of course! Volunteers are needed to help with publicity, setup, hospitality teams, egg donations and of course, egg hiding! …See More
Mar 30, 2011
Karen Bantuvers replied to Mary Rice Hopkins's discussion What 3 Life Skills Do You Think Are a "Must-Learn" for Kids?
"Learning to Learn opens the door for the rest...  Teaching kids we're all learning and growing all the time, love it!"
Mar 30, 2011
Karen Bantuvers commented on Lynda Freeman's blog post VolunteerSpot e-Book - Volunteer Recognition from A-Z!
"Thanks for posting this, Lynda.  National Volunteer Week starts April 10th - a great time to (extra) appreciate volunteers."
Mar 27, 2011
Karen Bantuvers liked Lynda Freeman's blog post VolunteerSpot e-Book - Volunteer Recognition from A-Z!
Mar 27, 2011
Karen Bantuvers commented on Lynda Freeman's blog post Let's Plan a Volunteer Recruitment Month! - Check Out "VolunteerSpot Where Doing Good Just Got Easier"!
"Thanks for posting your article here, Lynda and sharing VolunteerSpot with the CMconnect community."
Feb 16, 2011
Karen Bantuvers liked Lynda Freeman's blog post Let's Plan a Volunteer Recruitment Month! - Check Out "VolunteerSpot Where Doing Good Just Got Easier"!
Feb 16, 2011
Karen Bantuvers is now friends with Kristen Swanson, Randy Tramp and Buck Denver
Feb 4, 2011
Karen Bantuvers commented on Lynda Freeman's blog post Be Sure to Train Your Volunteers for Vacation Bible School!
"Of course - Thanks!"
Jan 26, 2011

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Hosting an Eggcelent Community Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Does your congregation host an Eggcelent Easter Egg Hunt?  If you do, please share your tips and best practices below.

 

If not, consider adding this family-fun event to share your Sunday School ministry with the greater community while providing a festive opportunity to spread the Gospel.

 

Successful Egg Hunts require two key ingredients: planning and volunteers...and eggs, of course! 

Volunteers are needed to help with publicity, setup, hospitality…

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6 Tips to Boost Community Participation and Volunteer Support for your VBS

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 11:22am 0 Comments

VBS - Jesus Loves Me We all know it takes early planning and a small army of congregation volunteers and parents to pull off a successful Vacation Bible School (VBS). Whether your VBS is grand or modest, run by professionals or parent volunteers, these tips and resources will make sharing the Gospel message with children in your community a powerful and fun experience -- for the kids AND the…

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At 2:50am on November 14, 2010, Kenny Conley said…
Hey! My name is Kenny, I'm also an Austinite and I really want to connect with you about VolunteerSpot. I just discovered it/you and I think it could be a HUGE resource for churches. I hope to demo it this week, but I'll probably have questions!
 
 
 

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