It is time to think about summer VBS. I have found several amazing resource for low cost/free VBS programs. This year our church isn’t holding a “VBS,” but we are using the Voice of the Martyr VBS curriculum for our summer Sunday School. It will be fun yet educational for the Children and Adults. We are also going to have a movie night for the Adults and show them Underground Reality: Columbia. There is enough material to do two Sundays for each country. If you have any of the Torchlighters DVD series, they would go perfectly with the curriculum. (A.K.A show Amy Carmichael for India and Eric Liddlle for China) The VBS tells of the persecuted church in five countries: Egypt, China, India, Nigeria and North Korea. It has some fun object lessons and snacks from the different countries. Last year our church held an Underground Church service. We met late at night, came in through the back door, and used flash lights. It went very well. I may do that again this summer. The VBS is a great price at 45 dollars, but there are other free programs that would be a lot of fun for the kids and just as biblically sound. The “Summer Sunday” button on my wed site has several Bible series that could work (Ps. the 10 Commandments are posted). Here are a few I have found. If you know of others, let me know.
M.A.P.S. (Mission Adventure Preparation School)
“BigHeart Farms”: The Fruit of the Spirit
“Bible Boot Camp VBS”: The Armor of God