Time Lab VBS 2018 Curriculum

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Welcome to Time Lab! We’ve been counting down the minutes, and it’s finally time to announce our newest Vacation Bible School program for 2018!

Wouldn’t it be amazing to travel back in time and witness epic events in history? Imagine the thrill of meeting great heroes of the faith like Abraham, Moses, or Gideon. Or the fun of experiencing life in ancient cultures like Rome. Or the fascination of watching famous inventors make discoveries that change the world.

Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future

Now imagine traveling through time and meeting the most important man ever—a man who was not just a man, but also God. One who turned the world upside-down. One who existed outside of time.

We’ll do just that as we embark on Time Lab. We’ll use words beginning with “C” to help us remember that Jesus, our forever faithful, loving, caring, promise-keeping Lord, has been with us always!

  • Creation: Did you know the Son of God has always existed? We’ll talk about his existence before time and his activity at Creation.
  • Christophany: Big, cool word the kids will love learning that teaches the Son of God didn’t start as a babe in a manger but has been around forever, actively involved throughout history, including the Old Testament! They’ll study the biblical accounts of Abraham and Gideon that show appearances of the Son of God to people before he came to earth.
  • Cross: Here’s when Jesus is actually given the name “Jesus.” And here’s where he lives, dies, and comes back to life. It’s the most epic historical account ever! Because of him, we can live forever, too! Although opportunities to present the gospel are provided every day, this is the day we’ll present the gospel in all its glory.
  • Clouds: After Jesus rose again, where did he go? He’s actively working on our behalf as he sits at the right hand of God the Father, interceding for us, protecting his Church, and preparing a place for his children! Wow!
  • Crown: We’ll end our tour through time at the new heaven and new earth, where Jesus and his children will live together in the most amazing place forever. Whatever your best day ever has been, a day on the new earth will blow it away!

Time sure will fly while we’re having fun. So head this way and get ready to launch into hyperdrive as we take off for Time Lab! Let’s go!

Day 1: Destination: Creation

Flutter the Sparrow shows Jesus before and at creation
Flutter the Sparrow

Bible Passages

Genesis 1
John 1:1-3

Lesson Focus

Jesus always has been, always will be with us.

High Voltage Verse

. . . All things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:16–17

Apologetics Focus

Jesus as a member of the Trinity

Inventors' Science and Crafts

Experiment: A Work of Art, Rocks That Fizz
Invention: Playdough
Main Craft: Eternity Circlet

Bits and Bytes Snacks

Beginning of Time Treats, Trinity Trio

Cool Contests

Back in Time Candy Contest

Quantum Leap Games

Garden of Eden Games

Day 2: Destination: Old Testament Locations

Lottie the Lamb shows Jesus in the Old Testament
Lottie the Lamb

Bible Passages

Genesis 18, Exodus 3, Judges 6

Lesson Focus

Jesus always has been, always will be a promise keeper, from Old Testament times to forever.

High Voltage Verses

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Apologetics Focus

Prophecies made and fulfilled about Jesus.

Inventors' Science and Crafts

Experiment: Moment in Time, Time to Shine
Invention: Microwaves
Main Craft: Burning Bush Light

Bits and Bytes Snacks

Sarah's Cakes, Burning Branches

Cool Contests

Backwards Day, Team Cheers

Quantum Leap Games

Ancient Hebrew Games

Day 3: Destination: Visitation

Sergeant the St. Bernard shows Jesus in the New Testament.
Sergeant the St. Bernard

Bible Passages

Selected Verses

Lesson Focus

Jesus always has been, always will be ready to love and forgive those who want to become his child.

High Voltage Verses

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal live. John 3:16

Apologetics Focus

Jesus is fully God and fully man.

Inventors' Science and Crafts

Experiment: Balancing Act, Don’t Lose Your Marbles
Invention: Roman Roads
Main Craft: Criss-Cross

Bits and Bytes Snacks

Christmas Cookies, Resurrection Brownies

Cool Contests

Christmas in (month of your VBS)

Quantum Leap Games

Ancient Roman Games

Day 4: Destination: Preparation

Bucky the Beaver shows Jesus today.
Bucky the Beaver

Bible Passages

Acts 1, John 14:2-3

Lesson Focus

Jesus always has been, always will be in charge, including when he reigns as King of kings in the new heavens and new earth.

High Voltage Verses

In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? John 14:2

Apologetics Focus

Evidences of the resurrection of Jesus

Inventors' Science and Crafts

Experiment: The Hand Is Quicker Than the Eye, Blast Off!
Invention: Super Clue
Main Craft: Time Warp Time Capsule

Bits and Bytes Snacks

Mansion of Many Rooms, Cotton Candy Clouds

Cool Contests

Dress-Up Day, Design-the-Time Challenge

Quantum Leap Games

Nowadays Games

Day 5: Destination: Celebration

King the Lion invites kids to celebrate Jesus in the future.
King the Lion

Bible Passages

Revelation 21-22

Lesson Focus

Jesus always has been, always will be in charge, including when he reigns as King of kings in the new heaven and new earth.

High Voltage Verses

...At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11

Apologetics Focus

Jesus on the New Earth

Inventors' Science and Crafts

Experiment: This Is Nuts, Twister Time
Invention: Penicillin
Main Craft: Build-a-Bot Pencil Holder

Bits and Bytes Snacks

King's Crown, Petri Critters

Cool Contests

Mission Money Mania, Names of Jesus Challenge

Quantum Leap Games

Futuristic Games

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