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Rome: Paul and the Underground Church

Author: Group Publishing January 5, 2017

This 2017 version of Rome from Group Publishing is a re-printing of the 2009 version.  Children travel in mixed-age “families” of no more than ten people through the marketplace of Rome where they meet Paul and members of the underground church who talk with them and introduce them to their religious life and culture. The leader guide […]

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Water All Around the World

Author: Living Waters for the World January 5, 2017

This VBS curriculum teaches children about the importance of clean water, about places in the world where there is not enough clean water (Haiti, Cuba, Honduras, Ghana, Mexico) and then shows them how they, at VBS, can help provide such water. This curriculum is a revision of the earlier 2013 edition; this version organizes the five […]

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Hero Central

Author: Cokesbury January 5, 2017

This 2017 VBS curriculum from Cokesbury teaches children about heroes in the Bible as it guides them to be confident in their own strength and confidence in God.  The children travel throughout the day in Hero Groups (like speedsters, rescuers, champions, healers, protectors) and visit a variety of activity centers such as science, crafts, storytelling and […]

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Maker Fun Factory

Author: Group Publishing December 13, 2016

This 2017 VBS curriculum teaches kids that they were created by God, that God is with them, and that they were built for a purpose. The daily topics focus on aspects of the main themes (created by God and built for a purpose): Day 1: God lovingly creates people (Psalm 139 and Genesis 1) Day 2: […]

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Digging for Treasure: Parables Revealed

Author: Amy Nissley Stauffer, Clayton Gladish, Becky King, Alicia Roth, Kent Miller, Mary Ann Weber December 8, 2016

This 2017 VBS curriculum was created as a response to surveys in which people indicated interest in studying parables during VBS. The curriculum uses the metaphor of digging for treasure to teach how parables require active reading/listening in community to be most fully revealed. The parables included are Jesus’s story of the sower and the seed […]

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Aslan is on the Move!

Author: Joseph P. Russell and Jacqueline Pratt August 3, 2016

How about an all-church C.S. Lewis read this fall? This flexible study program designed around  C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe explores how we discover reality through imagination and how we can refresh our point-of-view through an adventure in the fantasy world of Narnia. While aimed at children, the resource could be […]

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On The Farm

Author: David Adams, Janice Hinnant, John Jones IV, Mark Lawson, Cary Upshaw July 5, 2016

This VBS program from Smyth & Helwys Publishing teaches children about Christian growth through a farming theme. The children, in groups of Farm Hands, rotate through farming areas throughout the day such as Farmer’s Almanac (Bible activities) and Shade Tree (story time) County Fair (recreation and snacks) and Barn Raising (art/crafts). The themes and Bible […]

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Under Construction

Author: Smyth & Helwys, Publisher June 23, 2016

Under Construction: A Habitat for Humanity VBS …”A great way to introduce children to the ministry of Habitat for Humanity…” Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing 1-800-747-3016      1-478-757-1305 (fax). Cost: $35.00 http://www.nextsunday.com/under-construction   What’s included: 1 Administrative Guide,1 Preschool Teaching Guide, 5 “Job Site” Teaching Guides, High Quality Music CD, Music & More Songbook   Scripture/Stories used: […]

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A Heart for Missions

Author: Smyth & Helwys, Publisher June 23, 2016

A Heart for Missions This Vacation Bible School Program uses a healthcare metaphor to help children learn about community from biblical examples of missions.  Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing 1-800-747-3016     1-478-757-1305 (fax) http://www.nextsunday.com/a-heart-for-missions What’s included: Administrative Guide, Bible Activities Teaching Guide, Crafts & Projects Teaching Guide, Music Book, High quality CD, Recreation and Refreshments Teaching Guide, […]

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