Bible teachings interwoven with sports training make an unforgettable, life-changing outreach event. Sports include soccer, basketball, flag football, baseball and cheerleading.2. BIBLE STORIES
Sorpresa (Surprise) is the only Spanish Vacation Bible School program that is originally written in Spanish and available in both Spanish and bilingual formats.2. BIBLE POINTS
Sin brings discord and separation. God provides faith to overcome difficulties. God works through His children to show His love. God works forgiveness through Jesus. God arranges for a happy ending.3. KEY VERSES
Genesis 41:14–40, 56–57
Genesis 42:6–8; 45:1–15
As our travels begin, we arrive on the scene of Genesis 37 as Joseph is being sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Next stop: Egypt. During Joseph’s forced exile, he befriends a servant named Donkor, who tells us all about Joseph’s adventures in this far-off place. Although Joseph missed his father and brothers dearly, God gave a joyful ending to this amazing story—one of unity, forgiveness, and harmony. These five lessons reveal how Joseph is a precursor of Jesus, foreshadowing what our Savior would do for His children to reunite us with our heavenly Father and grant us forgiveness of sins and harmony in the great family of faith.
This is a Bible & Arts Program that utilizies African American culture and history as a lens through which to teach biblical truths and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is designed not only to be used as a traditional VBS format, but also suited well for after school program, or black history month activity.2. BIBLE POINTS
Celebration, gratitude, healing, teaching and faith3. KEY VERSES
Psalm 100:2-5, Matthew 8:13a
Joy in Jesus will help all of God's children understand that God affirms all life and God’s joy can be experienced in every circumstance.
With all of the decorating you are doing for VBS, why not set up a small area to use as a VBS photo booth? Social media savvy parents and kids love taking photos on their phones making a photo booth a great way to interact with families before and after Vacation Bible School. Plus, we’ve thought through the details and done a bit of brainstorming for you already!
Standard has created awesome VBS themes for many years, including Deep Sea Discovery, which was a huge hit. The unfortunate news is that Standard will not be putting out a VBS theme in 2017.
This is a great opportunity to explore some new programs and get your church excited about all the great options in store for 2017. Our VBS experts have put together some recommendations, and we encourage you to take this opportunity to refresh your Children's Ministry and build excitement around these brand-new themes from tried-and-true publishers.
Standard VBS programs were based on a rotation format, but had the flexibility to be used in a classroom format also. To ease the transition, we've hand selected a few 2017 themes that you can use with whichever format you're most comfortable with.
What better way to kick off VBS planning and preparation with your team than with a themed meal? Eating together before the meeting allows time for your team to bond with each other and provides the energy needed to plan and prepare. Below are some fun ways to make your meal memorable and theme-focused.
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!