“Bible Boot Camp” Free VBS Curriculum

 Free VBS Curriculum - Armor of GodDownload and print off this free Vacation Bible School curriculum to use in your ministry. Bible Boot Camp “The Armor of God” is a VBS theme based on Ephesians 6:11-18. The links below contain all the lesson plans, craft ideas, and directions you need. Just download the following three PDF files to get started. Special thanks to Tara Merrill, a reader who wanted to share this curriculum with others.

Download this Free VBS Material

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For more help be sure to check out our tips for planning VBS, gathering VBS crafts, or some game ideas for VBS.

Tara has sent us a second free VBS program. The new one is a Fruit of the Spirit VBS. Follow that link to download this free material now.

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After you download the curriculum you will see a notice about not making copies without written permission. The curriculum creator has granted permission for you to use this in your local church ministry. So, copies in that context are allowed. For other uses, you can leave a comment on this post for the author.

One of our readers, Tara Merrill, wanted to share this vacation bible school material. I was really impressed when she sent me the files. I could tell right away that put her heart into writing this curriculum. Here is how she described it in a comment on our site. Be sure to leave a message at the bottom of this page to let her know you appreciate her efforts.

I am 22 years old trying to follow God’s call in my life. I believe He is leading me to write low-cost, Scripture-driven VBS programs. By His grace and will, I wrote one this summer centering on the armor of God passage found in Ephesians 6:11-18. It is a full program and can be adapted for any church size, as long as people are willing to volunteer. I provide craft and snack ideas, but do not include the actual materials as I believe it is cheaper to purchase the necessary items in one’s own hometown. I also provide drama scripts and dialog to help guide the leaders.

Please leave your comment below with any ideas for improvements or clarifications that need to be made. Your feedback will help Tara make improvements in future programs.


Comments

  1. Patricia Sanders, Youth Outreach Ministry says

    Fellowship Bible Church; Canton, Mississippi used the The Armour of God VBS material as an Tent Bible Boot Camp. The students from Kindergarten to High School enjoyed as day rotation from bible time, craft time to game time. The curriculum was easily adapted for all ages. We had a mission work group from California that participated with us each night to make this week very special to us. Thank you for allowing God to use you to motivate our outreach ministry. Getting ready for closing ceremonies tonight.
    Patricia Sanders, laborer

  2. Lindsay Armfield says

    I appreciate all the hard work you put forth to make this vacation bible school. Please verify that this is free as I see that it is copyrighted.

    • Crystal (Criss) Engels says

      Lindsay,
      Yes! This curriculum is totally free…downloadable…and re-writable! I used it 3 years ago in my first endeavor to host an annual VBS for our neighborhood, family and friends. It was fabulous! Such an amazing blessing! Also very easy to use. Tara, the one who wrote it, also put out another free curriculum…Big Heart Farms, which is just as good and a bit more to it. She is definitely very called and gifted to do what she’s doing. I’m waiting to find out if she will write another. The Go Fish Guys have awesome music to use with it as well! Hope.this helps!

  3. Dianne Howard says

    I went to your site with lessons-Free Bible School-Bible Book Camp. Does it mean free and am I allowed to use as the site stated free. Getting message of copyright.

    Thank you.

  4. Kailash kumar Vishwakarma says

    I was looking for a VBS curriculum on the ARMOR OF God to use this summer 2014. I am from a small congregation Church “New Calvary Church ”. The children in this ministry are very motivated. I am looking forward to using this free program in my Church. May God richly bless you.

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  5. Maree says

    Thank you for the good materials from Ministry for Children.
    May God bless you all

  6. Ashish says

    It is very very helpful for me and so thankful i am that it is free ,as i didn’t see before this type of material , thankyou so much god bless your ministry , and you

  7. A. Jones says

    Thank you so much woman of God. I’m looking forward in using this for VBS. I’m overjoyed that this is free. I pray that God will bless you back a hundred fourth for your giving!

    Blessing,

  8. Lili says

    We used the Armor of God theme for our end of year sunday school camp in 2013 and it was a success. We took the curriculum which was so helpful and we used it as a guide and added or changed other activities to fit our camp. It was a blast! Thank you for providing it

  9. Esther Fequiere says

    I was looking for a VBS curriculum on the ARMOR OF God to use this summer 2014. I am from a small congregation Church “Hermon International Christian Church”. The children in this ministry are very motivated. I am looking forward to using this free program in my Church. May God richly bless you.

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  10. Elizabeth says

    Hi, God put in my heart to do VBS this summer at our church in Ault CO. a small congregation. I am so blessed that you have blessed us with this free kits. its amazing how God provides.

  11. Jo Gauer says

    I have been looking for a VBS curriculum on the armor of God since last summer and I am looking forward to using this program in our very small but motivated church in Provo UT a church of Christ in a very denominated area of the country. thanks

  12. Julie Layman says

    I wanted to show the Go Fish Youtube video at VBS next summer 2014, am I allowed to do this? Thanks!

  13. Denelle says

    Our churhc in Australia has just done their very first VBS using the Bible Boot Camp and it was such a hit and a real blessing to lead children using this material. The fact it was free and flexible meant we could put our own stamp on it and add what we wanted to! Thanks

  14. says

    Thank you so much for this VBS curriculum. I plan on using these on the mission field in Southeast Asia. We leave in November, so I want to have this printed out and ready to take with me. Many continued blessings to you for making these available for free for us to use for missions purposes.

  15. Rev. Sybil Mosley says

    I really appreciate the VBS curriculum on the Armour of God. This was our first VBS and your curriculum helps very much. The children enjoyed making every piece of the armour. May God richly bless you and your team. Thank you.
    Rev. Sybil Mosley, Livingstone Presbyterian, Canada

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