BOLT VBS is back for 2021 with a new 80s Theme

BOLT virtual VBS 2021

We were big fans of the super user-friendly virtual VBS from Go Curriculum last year. Churches found their plug and play format incredibly useful for Vacation Bible School at home. David and his team are bringing back the BOLT format with an all new curriculum for VBS in 2021. It’s called “Bolt Totally 80’s VBS.” Hold onto your mullet, we’re … More Children’s Ministry Resources

"Focus" VBS from Orange

Focus VBS from Orange Curriculum

“Focus” is the new VBS theme from Orange curriculum. Last week at the Children’s Pastors Conference, I got a chance to talk with the people behind the exciting new material. Take a look at this new Vacation Bible School and let me know what you think. Focus for VBS 2020 This all-new VBS 2020 from Orange Publishing is called “Focus: … More Children’s Ministry Resources

"Big Fish Bay" VBS from Regular Baptist Press

Big Fish Bay VBS 2020 RBP

This fun program for VBS 2020 is from Regular Baptist Press. Big Fish Bay (official website) has a ocean / fishing boat theme and focuses on the Biblical story of Jonah. RBP is a longtime supporter of our website and we love to highlight their excellent resources for children’s ministry. Our website doesn’t sell curriculum, but we review all the … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Rocky Railroad VBS – Group Publsihing

rocky railroad vbs group 2020

Let’s take a look at another excellent VBS 2020 Theme . This one is from Group VBS and called Rocky Railroad (official website). It’s a program made for the train loving children who dream of adventure and travel. Keep reading to see more details and find out if this Vacation Bible School curriculum is right for your church. Don’t forget … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Concrete & Cranes VBS 2020 from LifeWay

Concrete and Cranes - LifeWay 2020 VBS Theme

It’s time to check out next summer’s themes for VBS 2020. This post takes a closer look at the new offering from LifeWay VBS (official website). This year they feature a construction theme called “Concrete & Cranes – building on the love of Jesus.” Be sure to leave a comment below or take our survey about the new VBS 2020 … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Cokesbury VBS 2020 "Knights of the North Castle"

Cokesbury VBS 2020 Knights of the North Castle

It’s time to find the right VBS 2020 theme for your church. This post takes a closer look at the Vacation Bible School program from Cokesbury titled, “Knights of the North Castle.” We’re excited to dig into this curriculum, but we would love to hear your ideas too. Leave a comment below or take our survey about your favorite themes … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Abingdon VBS 2019 "Whoosh"

It’s a little late in the VBS planning, but if you still need curriculum for 2019 this is your chance. We just unboxed this year’s Vacation Bible School materials from Cokesbury and Abingdon Press. Don’t miss the official websites for Whoosh VBS and To Mars and Beyond Watch the videos below and leave me a comment sharing your first impressions. … More Children’s Ministry Resources

LifeWay 2019 VBS "In the Wild"

VBS 2019 logo from Lifeway In the Wild

Take an look at the 2019 VBS theme from LifeWay called “In the Wild.” We made this short video unboxing of the Starter Kit and the Jump Start kit featured below. The giveaway on this post has ended and we’ve notified the winner via email. Thanks to everyone who left a comment with the great feedback!. VBS 2019 from LifeWay … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Free "Minecraft" VBS Theme & Curriculum

It’s amazing to see the creative ways that churches are telling kids about Jesus. The following Minecraft themed vacation Bible school was sent to us by one such reader. Sarah Schlatter from Newport Mesa Church wanted to share this curriculum and materials with everyone here on our website. Click on the links below to download. Please come back and let us … More Children’s Ministry Resources

A Week With Jesus: An Easter VBS (part 1)

What does Easter look like in your children’s program? Do you do anything special? Do you have any events to help kids better grasp the meaning of Easter? At my church, we host an annual 1 day VBS event called “CrossPoint.” This is a 3 hour event where children age 4-11 move in groups from station to station experiencing different … More Children’s Ministry Resources

PROOF Pirates VBS 2016 New Growth Press & Sojourn Kids

Getting excited about VBS 2016? We feel the same way! Today, we’re looking at PROOF Pirates by New Growth Press. This five-day curriculum works for both Bible clubs and VBS. Using the acronym PROOF, (Planned, Resurrecting, Outrageous, Overcoming and Forever) children will learn that it’s not their works that makes them right with God. The playful pirate theme looks like … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Review: Kids of Courage Vacation Bible School

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I asked to review the new Kid of Courage VBS starter kit from Voice of the Martyrs.  I have a great deal of respect for Voice of the Martyrs and their work in promoting the plight of persecuted Christians around the world.  That said, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I found … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Kids of Courage VBS Starter Kit (Voice of the Martyrs VBS)

Voice of the Martyrs is a well-known ministry that raises awareness about persecuted Christians. Now they have produced a Vacation Bible School program called “Kids of Courage.” It’s built around five different countries where the church is restrained or attacked. I am certainly interested in learning more. Even if this wasn’t a main VBS program it could be helpful material … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Kids Ministry Ideas with an Olympic Theme

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Using themes for kids’ ministry excites kids, teachers and volunteers. An Olympic theme is an especially good theme because it is a topic of excellence and endurance. Use an Olympic theme over an entire quarter or just a few classes in your kids’ ministry. Teach kids about what God thinks about sportsmanship, working as a team and the importance of … More Children’s Ministry Resources