Big Fish Bay is a nautical theme where kids explore an exciting bay, fish off the pier, and venture out to sea, complete with a lighthouse, tall ships, and coastal animals. During lesson time, kids will embark on a journey into the life of Jonah. They’ll encounter God’s mercy and see how His compassionate heart was most fully expressed in Jesus’ death and resurrection. Seeing God’s mercy, sharing God’s mercy—kids will be “Hooked on God’s Mercy."
Theme Verse: The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. (Psalms 103:8).
This summer, VBS students everywhere will be going to Big Fish Bay—a place for adventure and sailing toward new horizons. What a perfect opportunity to emphasize what has long been a hallmark of RBP’s VBS. We are known as The Evangelistic VBS™ because of an effective approach to sharing the gospel: the gospel is integrated clearly so that students will grasp the main points and understand what they are doing when they accept the good news of Jesus.
What better time is there for evangelism than this summer, especially if VBS has to be taken to homes or at least done in a way that directly impacts the neighborhoods where people live? That’s an opportunity, not just an obstacle! For many ministries, VBS 2020 could be the most evangelistic VBS ever. Parents and families may be more involved than at any other time, and that can be a good thing. Without VBS this summer, or if it’s put off until next year, there’s no guarantee your church will have another chance with some of these families.
Big Fish Bay At-Home VBS
Big Fish Bay Intro Kits Ship for Free!
Big Fish Bay KJV Intro Kit - Regular Baptist Press VBS 2020Regular Baptist Press / 2020 / Other$112.49 Retail:Video
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Big Fish Bay NKJV Intro Kit - Regular Baptist Press VBS 2020Big Fish BayRegular Baptist Press / 2020 / Other$112.49 Retail:Video
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Order Big Fish Bay Supplies
Big Fish Bay Crafts
Big Fish Bay: Day in the Bay Photo Frame Craft Kit (pkg. of 12)Big Fish BayRegular Baptist Press / 2020 / Gift$7.99
Big Fish Bay: Nautical Shape Stickers (pkg. of 72)Big Fish BayRegular Baptist Press / 2020 / Gift$2.49
Big Fish Bay: Nautical Anchor Plaques Craft (pkg. of 24)Big Fish BayRegular Baptist Press / 2020 / Gift$23.99
What's In the Kit?
Big Fish Bay Bible Content
Big Fish Bay Music
Big Fish Music Samples
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|2. Let's Go to the Bay||Big Fish Bay VBS Series||N/A||Album Only|
|3. Plenty of Mercy and Grace||Big Fish Bay VBS Series||N/A||Album Only|
|4. Poor Jonah||Big Fish Bay VBS Series||N/A||Album Only|
|5. You Are Good||Big Fish Bay VBS Series||N/A||Album Only|
|6. Mighty to Save||Big Fish Bay VBS Series||N/A||Album Only|
|7. Peace Like a River||Big Fish Bay VBS Series||N/A||Album Only|
|8. Glory to His Name||Big Fish Bay VBS Series||N/A||Album Only|
|9. I Have Decided to Follow Jesus||Big Fish Bay VBS Series||N/A||Album Only|
|10. The Best Place||Big Fish Bay VBS Series||N/A||Album Only|
Big Fish Bay Clip Art (From a Boat House to Starfish!)
Leader Guides - Read Samples
Big Fish Bay: Junior Teacher Book (NKJV) - Slightly ImperfectRegular Baptist Press / 2020 / Trade Paperback$4.49 Retail:
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Big Fish Bay: Pre-Primary Teacher Book (NKJV)Regular Baptist Press / 2020 / Trade Paperback$5.99
Big Fish Bay: Youth Teacher Book (KJV)Regular Baptist Press / 2020 / Trade Paperback$5.99
Puppet & Scripts
Some folks say a huge fish called Leviathan swims in the deep waters of Big Fish Bay. Others say "Levi" is just a legend. Gramps is sure Levi is real. Gramps is so sure that he's leading the efforts to restore the old lighthouse, a.k.a. "the best spot to watch for Levi"!
Gramps, Gram, their granddaughter Shelly, and Dexter are making the lighthouse worth seeing again. And they can always count on expert help from Oliver T. Otter. He's the head of just about every department in the town of Big Fish Bay. While they work, Shelly and Dexter are learning about shining another kind of light—sharing God's mercy with people. Will Gramps and the others get the light working again? Will Shelly and Dexter show God's mercy? Will they ever see that elusive fish, Levi? Find out in the Big Fish Bay Puppet Scripts!
Puppet Script Introduction
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The Evangelistic VBS
Every year RBP places a strong emphasis on the salvation message.
With RBP VBS, no teacher ever has to be without a copy of the salvation message. RBP VBS is a fully integrated, gospel-centered program that weaves the salvation message into each lesson! Our programs are built around a solid theological framework and motivated by a desire to teach Bible truths using age-appropriate methods. VBS could be your biggest evangelistic outreach event of the year! Don't miss this timely opportunity to reach kids for Christ.
RBP is the only VBS publisher recommended by Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF)®.
2020 Missions Project
Feeling safe—feeling loved—these conditions are priceless! But many children around the world are not safe and do not have anyone to love them. It’s sad. Disease and war and crime have left many children in Myanmar, India, Haiti, Uganda, and Bangladesh without hope. They are orphans. That means their parents either died or have no way of caring for them. But orphanages provide hope to these boys and girls!
Every day, churches around the world show God’s mercy and love by caring for orphans. When you give to Operation Safe Harbor, you are helping these orphans too. You are saying “Jesus loves you!” in a way that counts.
- An offering of $40 will cover a school uniform and the first month of school for an orphan.
- An offering of $50 will provide an orphan with food for a month.
- An offering of $70 will give two orphans a bunk bed so they don’t have to sleep on the floor.
- An offering of $200 will provide an orphanage with a set of cookware to prepare food for boys and girls.
Decorating for Big Fish Bay
Decorating is an important factor when choosing a VBS program. Regular Baptist Press's director’s guide, teacher books, and decorating CD help directors imagine what Big Fish Bay can look like at your church. The publisher provides decorating ideas that any church can do on its own.
Big Fish Bay: Gone Fishin' Cutouts (pkg. of 6)Regular Baptist Press / 2018 / Other$3.99
Big Fish Bay: BackdropRegular Baptist Press / 2020 / Other$24.99
Big Fish Bay: KJV Scripture Verse Posters (pkg. of 5)Big Fish BayRegular Baptist Press / 2020 / Other$9.99
Favorite Big Fish Bay Supplies
Distinctives of Regular Baptist Press VBS
- Ages Preschool to Adult
- KJV and NKJV Bible translation classroom teaching materials available
- The only VBS recommended by Child Evangelism Fellowship®.
- Puppet Scripts available (sold separately from the starter kit)
- Missions posters, stories, & PowerPoint slides included in Starter Kit.
- Crafts: choose either craft kit purchases or crafts that use commonly available supplies. Each day has multiple craft suggestions for great flexibility and budgets.
A Study on Grace for Adults
Big Fish Bay: Overboard - Adult Bible Study (NKJV)Big Fish BayerRegular Baptist Press / 2020 / Trade Paperback$5.99Availability: In StockStock No: WW2133783
Why do good things happen to bad people? The prophet Jonah wrestled with this question. Through this Bible study, adults will embark on a voyage into the heart of God and better grasp His love for all people. NKJV *One in every Introductory Kit.