It’s time to launch into our 2020 Vacation Bible School planning – This page will help you pick the right VBS program for your church this summer of 2020. Browse the curriculum listing below to discover which publisher has the best VBS theme.
We provide this information as a service to churches (we don’t sell any of these products), and pray that God will bless your programs and church camps!
Poll: What’s 2020 VBS Themes are you considering?
Major Publishers: New Programs for 2020 V.B.S.
Concrete & Cranes – LifeWay
- Buy this materials on the LifeWay VBS official website
- See their Facebook Page for decorating ideas
- Don’t miss our full coverage of Concrete & Cranes – LifeWay VBS 2020
LifeWay is one of the oldest and most popular publishers of Bible School materials. They are an official part of the Southern Baptist Convention, so are known for conservative Bible-based teaching. This popularity can be a problem if you are a smaller church in a town where everyone else is doing the “Concrete & Cranes” theme. The upside is lots of local training events for your leaders and volunteers.
Rocky Railway – Group “Easy” VBS
- Get more details on the Official Website for Group VBS
- Find music samples and planning tips on their Facebook Page
- Watch for our coverage of Rocky Railroad – Group’s 2020 VBS Theme
Group Publishing is non-denominational and appeals to a very broad and diverse group of churches. They are best known for their learn through experience philosophy that helps gets involved in the Bible stories. Their rotation approach is unique and takes some tweaking if you have a long standing VBS schedule. However, the planning materials and online resources make decorating easy for any sized church.
Knights Of North Castle – Cokesbury
- See the daily Bible lessons and order the starter kit on the official Cokesbury VBS Website
- Stay up to date and get inspired on their Facebook Page – I love the t-shirts this year.
- See our review coverage of Cokesbury VBS 2020 – Knights of the North Castle
We love Cokesbury, they have been a partner of this website for many years. Their curriculum is excellent on every level and provides all the planning support new churches would need to make the switch. They are historically a United Methodist publishing house, but have become popular across many denominations. Their unique science element gives kids a memorable object lesson for each day of the program. We expect a lot of churches will choose this theme for VBS 2020.
Big Fish Bay – Regular Baptist Press
- Learn more about the VBS from the official RBP Website
- Stay connected with their Facebook Page
- We’ll post a video review in January 2020.
Regular Baptist Press (RBP) is another longtime supporter of our website. They are known for their focus on evangelism and making sure children have a chance to hear the Gospel presentation. Another distinctive, they offer King James Version as an option on all their curriculum materials. If your church is more comfortable with the using KJV for teaching and Bible memory, this program will not disappoint.
Champions In Life – Abingdon
This materials celebrates the culture in traditionally African American churches, but could be used in any congregation that values diversity. Its’ also from Cokesbury, so you can trust it ‘s a quality program.
Focus – Orange
Official Website – ? Facebook Page – Review Video (coming soon)
Group (Weekend VBS) 2020 Theme Coming Soon
Official Website – Facebook Page – Review Video (coming January 2020)
Mega Sports Camp – 2020 Theme Coming Soon
Other Vacation Bible School Curriculum
Go Fish Resources
“Kids of Courage” Voice of the Martyrs
How To Choose the Best VBS for Your Church
Are you choosing a VBS theme for 2020? We have information for all the major publishers to help you compare music, lessons, decorating ideas, and games! We even make unboxing videos so you can see inside the materials before you purchase….. Already have your VBS theme? Check out our bonus ideas for LifeWay, Cokesbury, Group, and more. We have thousands of free resources to supplement the Vacation Bible School materials for your church.
Free Options for Vacation Bible School
Our website has published 8 different free Vacation Bible School programs. This curriculum is just a quick download away and can be super helpful in smaller churches without the budget to purchase a new 2020 VBS theme.
What does VBS mean?
VBS is short for Vacation Bible School, a program of Christian education hosted by churches in the summertime. These events typically last one week and attract children from the wider community rather than only church members.
What is the purpose of Vacation Bible School?
Most churches consider VBS a key event in their children’s ministry calendar. It is often seen as outreach to non-church members in the local community. Each church has a unique focus, but the overall purpose of VBS is to teach kids about Jesus.
Our website does not sell any curriculum, but we work with all the publishers to provide accurate information to help your research. We’ll be right here, updating you with all the latest product news as the VBS curriculum is released. This is a big job, so leave a comment if you know of a theme that we’ve missed.