VBS is June 21-25 from 8:30 a.m.-Noon each day. Registering prior to June 21 will help move you through the check-in line quicker. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. each day. Please refer to the FAQ section for directions on dropping off and picking up your child.
Check out what we will be learning each day!
Day 1: Jesus Was Born (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2, Matthew 1:18-2:6)
Today's Point: Jesus is the Savior God promised.
Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, God told prophets to write about His plan to send His son to be our Savior. Many years later an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph. The angel told him Mary would have God's Son, and they were to name Him Jesus. Just as God promised, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. God promised He would send His Son, and He did.
Day 2: Jesus Healed a Blind Man (Psalm 146:8; Isaiah 35:5-6a; John 9:1-41)
Today's Point: Jesus has the power God promised.
Prophets wrote about what would happen when God's Son came to earth. They wrote about miracles He would perform such as healing people. When Jesus began His ministry, He did everything God said He would do. One day while in Jerusalem, Jesus passed a man who had been blind since birth. Jesus spat on the ground and made some mud. He spread the mud over the man's eyes and told the man to go wash in the Pool of Siloam. The man did as he was told, and he could see! The man told people what Jesus had done. Later, when the man saw Jesus, he worshipped him.
Day 3: Jesus Experienced Betrayal and Rejection
Today's Point: Jesus knew what would happen and still followed God's plan.
Jesus shared one last special supper with His disciples. During the meal Jesus explained that one of the disciples would betray Him. Jesus knew His betrayal and death would fulfill God's plan. After the meal, Jesus and all the disciples except for Judas went to the garden in Gethsemane. While they were there, Judas brought the soldiers to arrest Jesus and take Him to the high priest to begin the trials the prophets had written about many years before. Pilate, the Roman governor, tried to find a way to release Jesus, but the crowd shouted, "Crucify Him!" Jesus remained silent just as the prophecy said He would. Finally, Pilate gave into the people's demands, and Jesus was handed over to the soldiers to be crucified.
Day 4: Jesus Is Alive (Isaiah 53:5; 9-11; John 19:17-20:18)
Today's Point: Jesus fulfilled God's plan to be our Savior.
God told prophets that Jesus would be born and that He would die for our sins. God also said that Jesus would die with the wicked, be buried with the rich, and be raised from the dead. Just as God said, Jesus was crucified between two criminals, and Joseph of Arimathea, a wealthy man, buried Jesus' body in Joseph's tomb. A stone was rolled in front of the tomb. On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb. The stone had been rolled away, and Jesus was gone. Peter and John came to the tomb and saw the burial clothes, but Jesus was not there. While Mary stood outside the tomb crying, a man she thought was a gardener appeared. The Man called her name and immediately Mary knew He was Jesus. She couldn't wait to tell the disciples that Jesus is alive!
Day 5: Philip Told The Good News (Isaiah 53:7-8; Acts 8:26-40)
Today's Point: The Bible is true and helps us tell others about Jesus.
While Philip was preaching in Samaria, an angel of the Lord told him to go south to the road that goes to Gaza. Philip obeyed the angel. Philip saw a man traveling in a chariot. The man was reading a copy of the Isaiah scroll. Philip asked the man if he understood what he was reading. The man said he did not and that he needed someone to explain it to him. Philip explained the good news about Jesus to the man. The man believed what Philip told him and believed in Jesus. Philip baptized the man, and the man went away rejoicing.
Family Fun Night is a blast! We will start in the Worship Center at 6:00 p.m. for parents to hear some of the VBS songs kids have worked on during the week. Then, we will head to the front lawn and 3rd Street area for all kinds of games, activities and food!
1. What age does my child have to be in order to participate? Your child must be a rising kindergarten student (turning 5 before September 2, 2021) through completed sixth grader in order to participate. Childcare will be provided for those volunteers who have younger children living in their home.
2. How can I volunteer with VBS? Please contact Megan Woodham ( ) if interested in serving with first-sixth grade kids. Contact Julie Parmer ( ) if you are interested in serving with preschool age children. Volunteers must have Ministry Safe online training, which includes a background check.
3. How do you handle allergies and medical needs? We are extremely dedicated to making VBS a safe and fun environment for all kids! We take seriously the medical needs of kids, including those with allergies. First, upon registering your child, you'll be able to notify us of the allergies. Please provide specific details. The more we know, the better we can serve your child. Second, FBCP VBS is "top 8 allergen free" when it comes to our snacks. We have a team dedicated to creating these snacks, where children with allergy sensitivities won't have to worry.
We also have a dedicated nurse's station where your child will be escorted by a leader if medicine is to be administered. The nurse's station is also equipped with all First-Aid items.
4. Where do I drop off and pick up my child each day? For children kindergarten and under, please arrive each day at the Preschool entrance located at the back of campus. You will see an overhang and check-in tables. Once your child is checked in, you will be directed to his/her class. To pick up each day, please come to the 3rd Street Office Entrance. You will wait in the main hallway leading to the Chapel, and your child will be dismissed to you. For kids first through sixth grade, please arrive in the Worship Center foyer (main entrance) located on 3rd Street. You will check in your child and then be escorted into the Worship Center for your child to sit with his/her class. To pick up each day, please come to either (1) the foyer of the Worship Center or (2) the back entrance of the Worship Center. Your child will be dismissed to you.
Both participants and volunteers need to register. If you are interested in serving, please first speak with Children's Ministry Director Megan Woodham (for volunteering with first-sixth grade kids) or Julie Parmer (for volunteering with preschool age children). Then, register as a volunteer.
We're headed to present-day Israel where discovery awaits! We have more than just dirt to dig up. We'll find evidence that proves biblical events were not just stories. Kids, are you ready to explore real-life archaeological finds that will help us uncover the truth about Jesus? We are! Grab those pick axes and shovels. We've got a lot of exploring ahead on our great adventure!