We are engaged in an epic battle for the hearts and minds of our youth. Every day, they’re bombarded with lies about who they are, who their Creator is, and where their salvation comes from. Thankfully, God has given his children armor to wear in this battle between truth and lies, light and darkness, good and evil.
With this VBS, your kids will learn how they can be part of God’s kingdom through salvation in his Son and will be equipped with the armor of God to become Keepers of the Kingdom and stand strong in today’s battle for truth.
Excitement and adventure await from the first minute of each day when kids meet in traveling troupes.
The troupes gather at the Apprentices’ Assembly in the Great Hall, a high-energy beginning that includes wacky intros, lively songs, a missions moment, and prayer. It’s then off to rotate through five sites:
Finally, everyone heads back to the Apprentices’ Assembly in the Great Hall for the closing, where there’s more singing, contest results, and the highly anticipated daily drama.
Creator King and Prince of Darkness:
We’re in a battle between two kingdoms.
Absolute truth is true for all people, for all times, and for all circumstances.
Science: Light and Dark & What’s Up?
Crafts: Castle Catapult & Juggling Balls
Kingdom Cookies & Be Strong Barbells
Capture the Flag & Jumpin’ Jesters
Winifred (“Winnie”) the Warhorse
Savior King: Genesis 1–3
Gospels; Ephesians 6:10–14
Each child of the King needs to fasten on the belt of truth.
Build a biblical worldview to stand strong in the truth.
Science: Goin’ in Circles & Newton’s Cradle
Crafts: Fox and Geese Board Game & Suncatcher Cross
King’s Cups & Fox Faces
Belt Bonanza & Bucket Brigade
Wily the Fox
2 Kings 22–23
Put on the breastplate of righteousness and the shoes of peace.
Put on what’s right (Jesus’ righteousness), then do right.
Science: Pom-Pom Shooter & Force Field
Crafts: Breastplate Tin Punch & Dragon Sock Puppet
Dragon Dash & Royal Games of Skill
Royal Dress-Up Day
Grimwald the Dragon
1 Kings 2–11
Take the shield of faith and the helmet of salvation.
Guard against false teachings and temptations.
Science: Spring and Fling & Balloon Jousting
Crafts: Faith Necklace & Wordless Book
Mini Pizza Shields & Cracker Shields
Defend the Castle & Hat Stack
Design a Helmet
Byron the Ironclad Beetle
King of Kings vs. Prince of the Air
Take the sword of the Spirit and pray.
Be ready to give an answer for the hope that is in you.
Science: Tests of Strength & Battering Ram
Crafts: Train Your Brain Card Caddy & Mini Sword
Moat Floats & Banana Swords
Knights’ Obstacle Course & Sword Tag
Scripture Swords & Mission Money Mania
Skye the Peregrine Falcon