VBS Planning in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an earthquake for the church--unlike anything we’ve seen. And it’s happening right in the middle of planning time for VBS! So, how will you respond? What is God’s desire for your ministry during this unprecedented time? Here's a practical and encouraging message from our partners at Group Publishing.

Don’t be paralyzed. Use this time to take a breath. Relax. Grab a favorite beverage. And look forward. God is with you. As so are we.

This video helps you get re-adjust and prepare for many contingencies.

Group VBS Kits

  1. Rocky Railway: Stay-On-Track Preschool Student Pack
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    Rocky Railway: Stay-On-Track Preschool Student Pack
    Group Publishing / 2020 / Other
    $78.99 Retail: $87.75 Save 10% ($8.76)
  2. Anchored Starter Kit - Group Weekend VBS
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    Anchored Starter Kit - Group Weekend VBS
    Anchored
    Group Publishing / 2020 / Other
    $79.19 Retail: $87.99 Save 10% ($8.80)
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  3. Wilderness Escape Ultimate Starter Kit - Group Holy Land VBS 2020
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    Wilderness Escape Ultimate Starter Kit - Group Holy Land VBS 2020
    Group Publishing / 2020 / Other
    $145.79 Retail: $161.99 Save 10% ($16.20)
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  4. Rocky Railway Ultimate Starter Kit Bilingual Edition - Group Easy VBS 2020
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    Rocky Railway Ultimate Starter Kit Bilingual Edition - Group Easy VBS 2020
    Group Publishing / 2020 / Other
    $206.99 Retail: $229.99 Save 10% ($23.00)
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2020 VBS Themes: Rocky Railway, The Easy VBS

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Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway VBS! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.

Kids learn:
Jesus' power helps us do hard things.
Jesus' power gives us hope.
Jesus' power helps us be bold.
Jesus' power lets us live forever.
Jesus' power helps us be good friends.

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Wilderness Escape, The Holy Land Adventure 2020 VBS

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Wilderness Escape VBS is an exciting journey with God’s people, the Israelites, that brings God’s Word to life for kids and adults! Everyone learns how God Guides and Provides in this Holy Land Adventure VBS for 2020.

Kids learn:
God is with us, so Trust God!
God gives us what we need, so Trust God!
God gives us strength, so Trust God!
God saves us, so Truth God!
God guides us, so Trust God!

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Anchored - Weekend VBS

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Make a splash with the ultimate summer weekend! At Anchored VBS, kids embark on an undersea adventure, diving deeper in their faith and discovering the un*wave*ring love of God!

This two-day VBS has just 2 sessions of 2.5 hours, plus a Sunday morning all-church celebration.

Bible Point: God gives good gifts.
Theme Verse: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. (1 Chronicles 16:34) NLT
Session 1 Bible Story: Paul encourages others in a storm and shipwreck. (Acts 27)
Session 2 Bible Story: Jesus dies and comes back to life. (Matthew 26:17–28:10)

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Roar 2019 VBS, The Easy VBS

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Take an epic adventure to engages the whole herd. At Roar VBS, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. The Roar Ultimate Starter Kit is packed with everything you need to get started on a 5 day VBS experience where kids learn Life is Wild and God is Good.

Kids learn God is good ...
Day 1: When life is unfair
Day 2: When life is scary
Day 3: When life changes
Day 4: When life is sad
Day 5: When life is good

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Athens VBS - 2019 Holy Land Adventure

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Imagine leaving a life of privilege and power to face angry mobs, painful imprisonment, and chain-breaking earthquakes—all to spread the life-changing truth of God’s love. Learn the jaw-dropping story of the Apostle Paul and be inspired by Paul. Welcome to Athens VBS with Group Publishing's Holy Land Adventure VBS 2019. This five-day VBS introduces you to Paul, where he himself inspires kids to share the truth of God’s immeasurable love today!

Day 1: God loves us all.
Day 2: God loves us & takes care of us.
Day 3: God loves us when others don't.
Day 4: God loves us & sent his son, Jesus.
Day 5: God loves us & want us to share his love.

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Yee Haw - Weekend VBS

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Saddle up for a trailblazing weekend of fun! Kids'll kick up their heels at Yee-Haw VBS as they stampede through the wild frontier and celebrate the greatest truth of all - God is good!

This two-day VBS has just 2 sessions of 2.5 hours, plus a Sunday morning all-church celebration.

Bible Point: God gives good gifts.
Theme Verse: For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) NLT
Day 1 Bible Story: God sends Jesus to earth. (Luke 2:1-20)
Day 2 Bible Story: Jesus dies and comes back to life. (John 16-21)

Available Yee Haw Supplies

  1. Yee-Haw Starter Kit - Group Weekend VBS 2019
    Yee-Haw Starter Kit - Group Weekend VBS 2019
    Group Publishing / 2019 / Other
    $74.69 Retail: $82.99 Save 10% ($8.30)
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  2. Yee-Haw: Clip Art & Resources CD
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    Yee-Haw: Clip Art & Resources CD
    Group Publishing / 2019 / Compact disc
    $18.44 Retail: $20.49 Save 10% ($2.05)
  3. Yee-Haw: Yellow Bandannas (pkg. of 12)
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    Yee-Haw: Yellow Bandannas (pkg. of 12)
    Group Publishing / 2019 / Other
    $17.99
  4. Raffia Table Skirt (Alternate)
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    Raffia Table Skirt (Alternate)
    Group Publishing / 2015 / Other
    $16.99
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2018 VBS Themes - Shipwrecked, The Easy VBS

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Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through every storm in life with Shipwrecked VBS! The Shipwrecked Ultimate Starter Kit is packed with everything you need to get started on a 5 day VBS experience where kids discover they are Rescued by Jesus.

Kids learn Jesus is always with them and he rescues ....
Day 1: When you're lonely
Day 2: When you worry
Day 3: When you struggle
Day 4: When you do wrong
Day 5: When you're powerless

Available Supplies

  1. Shipwrecked: Bible Point Posters (set of 5)
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    Shipwrecked: Bible Point Posters (set of 5)
    Group Publishing / 2018 / Other
    $8.99 Retail: $11.99 Save 25% ($3.00)
  2. Operation Kid-to-Kid: Seed Packet Donation Envelopes (Set of 25)
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    Operation Kid-to-Kid: Seed Packet Donation Envelopes (Set of 25)
    Group Publishing / 2018 / Other
    $0.99 Retail: $5.99 Save 83% ($5.00)
  3. Shipwrecked: Preschool Craft and Play Leader Manual
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    Shipwrecked: Preschool Craft and Play Leader Manual
    Group Publishing / 2018 / Trade Paperback
    $7.49 Retail: $9.99 Save 25% ($2.50)
  4. Shipwrecked: Decorating Places DVD
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    Shipwrecked: Decorating Places DVD
    Group Publishing / 2018 / DVD
    $10.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 30% ($4.50)
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Cave Quest

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Go spelunking through dark caves with Jesus as your light at Cave Quest VBS! Kids learn Jesus is the one who lights our way and gives us hope for each new day. His love illuminates when the path is dark. Cave Quest VBS encourages kids to follow Jesus where ever he will lead them!

  1. Jesus Gives Us Hope (Ps. 71:5) - The prophets foretell Jesus' birth (Jn. 1:1-18; Is 9:2)
  2. Jesus Gives Us Courage (Mt. 14:27) - Jesus & Peter walk on water. (Mt. 14:22-36)
  3. Jesus Gives Us Direction (Pr. 3:6) - Jesus sheds light on how to live. (Mt. 5-7)
  4. Jesus Gives Us Love (1 Jn. 3:16) - Jesus dies and comes back to life. (Lk. 23:1-24:12)
  5. Jesus Gives Us His Power (2 Cor. 4:7) - Jesus ascends and empowers his followers. (Acts 1:1-11)

Available Supplies

  1. Cave Quest VBS 2016: Try This at Home Sticker Sheets, pack of 10 sheets
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    Cave Quest VBS 2016: Try This at Home Sticker Sheets, pack of 10 sheets
    Group Publishing / 2016 / Other
    $0.79 Retail: $7.99 Save 90% ($7.20)
  2. Cave Quest VBS 2016: Preschool KidVid Cinema Leader Manual
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    Cave Quest VBS 2016: Preschool KidVid Cinema Leader Manual
    Group Publishing / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $0.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 90% ($9.00)
  3. Cave Quest VBS 2016: KidVid Cinema Leader Manual
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    Cave Quest VBS 2016: KidVid Cinema Leader Manual
    Group Publishing / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $0.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 90% ($9.00)
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