VBS Pledges: Bible, American, & Christian Flag

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Here are the traditional pledges for Vacation Bible School. No matter what 2020 VBS Theme you choose, these will help you kick-start your day the right way. This download link above includes four pages: one for each pledge (Bible, Christian Flag, American Flag) and the combined version pictures below.

Printable VBS Pledges - Christian Flag, American Flag, Bible Pledge
Pledge to the Bible, Christian Flag, American Flag

I love the smell of drying glue, melted crayons and cupcakes! It’s a unique fragrance that I associate with Vacation Bible School, one of my favorite ministry events. Like many churches, we open our daily VBS meetings with pledges to the Bible and the Christian flag.

Our opening procedures are simple and we work hard to include everyone. Every day, we select different children to hold the flags and the Bible as we make our pledges. If you have large flags mounted in heavy stands, you could select children to come stand next to the flag, as an example of how to pledge.

The Bible Pledge: Ask a child to hold the Bible respectfully in the palm of his hands. Say,

“I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word, I will make it a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path and will hide its words in my heart that I might not sin against God. Amen.”

Have the child lay the Bible on a table or stand.

VBS Pledges to the Bible, American, and Christian Flag

Pledge To The Christian Flag Words: Ask the children to stand and place their right hand over their heart to make this pledge. Say:

I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the Saviour for whose kingdom it stands; one brotherhood, uniting all mankind in service and in love.

Alternate Version -“I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for whose Kingdom it stands. One Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again with life and liberty to all who believe. Amen.”

Pledge to the American Flag: We have a lot of military families in our congregation, plus we are a patriotic group. We include the pledge to the American flag out of respect for our country. Many children are familiar with the pledge. Everyone should stand and place the right hand over the heart. International readers should use their own national flag or omit this step.

“I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Amen.”

Lead the pledges at the beginning of the day, before your breakout classes. Besides teaching children to respect the flags and the Bible, these procedures will establish order at your VBS. Have a fun time!

New Sunday School Curriculum: Our Bible lessons are designed to keep the kids’ attention and show how God's Word makes a difference. Every series is flexible enough for a wide-age group and affordable enough for small churches. Download a free Bible lesson in pdf or view our latest Sunday School curriculum for small churches.