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Weird Animals 2014 Easy VBS from Group - Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind! Weird Animals VBS connects with children when they feel different by introducing them to wonderful animals around the world. When "weird" means special, unique, and one-of-a-kind, kids are reminded of Jesus’ special love for them – even when they feel different.

Day 1: Even when you're left out...Jesus loves you! (Jesus heals the lepers.)
Day 2: Even though you're different...Jesus loves you! (Jesus reaches out to a Samaritan woman.)
Day 3: Even when you don't understand...Jesus loves you! (Jesus washes the disciples' feet.)
Day 4: Even though you do wrong...Jesus loves you! (Jesus dies and comes back to life.)
Day 5: Even when you're afraid...Jesus loves you! (Ananias bravely helps Saul.)

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At Wilderness Escape, children learn to trust God as they join Moses on the incredible journey through the wilderness and discover what it was like to live in the Israelite camp. The Holy Land Adventure includes project ideas and tips for integrating preschool children into each activity, requires only three stations needing decorations (Celebration, Moses' Tent & the Israelite Camp), and runs with three station leaders (Celebration, Moses, and Games) plus tribe leaders.

Day 1: God is with us, so...trust God! (Israelites cross the Red Sea.)
Day 2: God gives us what we need, so...trust God! (God provides manna & quail.)
Day 3: God gives us strength, so...trust God! (Israel defeats the Amalekites.)
Day 4: God saves us, so...trust God! (Moses remembers Passover.)
Day 5: God guides us, so...trust God! (God gives the Ten Commandments.)

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Blast Off! Launching Kids on a Mission of God's Love, the 2014 Weekend VBS from Group Publishing. As kids explore God's infinite love, they'll practice down-to-earth ways to love each other. Group's Weekend VBS is perfect for churches that are new to VBS or are not able to use the longer 5-day VBS format in your congregation.

Bible Stories: Day 1: Men bring their friend to Jesus for healing. (Luke 5:17-26)
Day 2: Jesus dies and comes back to life. (Matthew 27:11-28:20)

2013 Themes

Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God! 2013 Easy VBS from Group. Empower kids at Kingdom Rock to Stand Strong for God! Children learn to stand strong in God's power with help from: God's Love, Family and Friends, Prayer, Trusting God, and the Bible.

Day 1: God's love helps us stand strong. (King David: Psalm 23) Day 2: Family & friends help us stand strong. (Mordecai & Esther: Esther 1 - 9) Day 3: Prayer helps us stand strong. (Nehemiah: Nehemiah 1 - 6) Day 4: Trusting God helps us stand strong. (Jesus: Luke 22:39 - 24:12) Day 5: The Bible helps us stand strong. (King Josiah: 2 Kings 22:1-23:23)

Athens, the 2013 Holy Land Adventure from Group. Come to Athens and join Apostle Paul on his Second Missionary Journey! Visit Paul and Silas in prison, learn of their miraculous escape, face angry mobs and hear the Gospel of Christ preached. Children at your Holy Land Adventure VBS will be encouraged and inspired to share the immeasurable love of Jesus with everyone!

Day 1: God loves us all. (Paul begins his second missionary journey.) (Acts 15:36-16:5)
Day 2: God loves us and takes care of us. (Paul and Silas are imprisoned.)(Acts 16:16 - 40)
Day 3: God loves us when others don't. (An angry mob searches for Paul and Silas.) (Acts 17: 1-9)
Day 4: God loves us and sent his Son, Jesus. (Paul preaches about Jesus.) (Acts 17:16-34)
Day 5: God loves us and wants us to share his love. (Paul continues his journey.) (Acts 18:1-5)

Hay Day: Growing in Friendship with Jesus! Kids have a 'hay-larious' time on the farm learning one Bible truth: Jesus will always love us. (Theme Verse: Our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God (Romans 5:11))

Hay Day Bible Point: Growing in Friendship with Jesus.
Day 1: Jesus befriends Zacchaeus (Luke 19: 1-10)
Day 2: Jesus dies and comes back to life. (John 19 – 21)
Bible Translation: New Living Translation (NLT)
Ages: Preschool to Grade 6.

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2012 Themes

At Sky VBS you'll transform your church to a big blue sky where kids can fly! Kids will be amazed as they learn Everything is possible with God! (Mark 10:27) Think of a boundless existence….perhaps as limitless as the big blue sky. Consider the greatness of God and helping children trust in God’s infinite power without any hindrance. At Sky VBS, kids discover that by trusting God, everything is possible:

No matter who you are... No matter how you feel... No matter what people do... No matter what happens... No matter where you are...TRUST GOD!

Travel back to Babylon and join Daniel - torn from his home and forced into the king's service. Imagine the pressure of learning a new language and culture…and the shock of discovering your best friends have been tossed into a fiery furnace. Explore exotic sights and smells in a Babylonian bazaar! Kids and adults will find that they're not much different from Daniel and his friends, who kept their faith in a faithless culture.

Kids and adults leave the city of Babylon knowing that God is with them... when things change, when they need help, when they're afraid, when they're lonely, and when they're thankful!

Rocky Point VBS is easy for VBS Directors to plan, easy on the church budget, and less demanding of volunteers' time. It's perfect for any size church, including ministries with fewer children. This weekend VBS consists of just two sessions of 2.5 hours each, plus one Sunday celebration to show the whole church what the children learned.

Theme: Where Kids Shine God's Light! Bible Verse: The Lord lights up my darkness. (2 Samuel 22: 29) Two Bible Stories: Jesus heals a blind man. (John 9:1-41) and Jesus dies and comes back to life. (Luke 23:26-24:53) Projects with a Purpose®: Children participate in meaningful hands-on service projects that bless your church, your community or around the world.

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Based upon Psalm 119, Pandamania teaches God’s unconditional love. As kids rotate through seven stations from worship, to snacks, crafts and more, Pandamania focuses on connecting with children in meaningful ways.

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It’s the Bible in motion! Kids are welcomed into the ultimate VBS Bible-times experience as they visit with Mary, Jesus’ mom, and hear about Jesus’ childhood adventures. All kids will learn Bible truths that they can’t wait to apply to their lives and share with others. Nazareth teaches kids to love God and his Word…like you do.

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