Is there just one God? . . . Who is God? . . . What is God like? . . . Does God love me? . . . Can I know God?
Our kids grapple with questions like these every day. At Mystery Island, we’ll uncover the truth about our Creator God! There’s a sea of confusion about who God is and what he’s like, so we’ll track down the one true God and learn how amazing he is through the pages of Scripture.
Mystery Island VBS is packed with teaching that connects the Bible to the real world and gives kids a better understanding of our awe-inspiring Creator and the salvation he offers through Jesus Christ.
Each day, kids will learn more about one of God’s amazing attributes (great, almighty, ruler, Emmanuel, trustworthy) and how that applies to their lives.
Grab your sunscreen and get ready for a taste of paradise as you track down the one true God at Mystery Island!
The day begins at the Islander Assembly, a supercharged opening complete with entertaining welcomes, rockin’ songs, a mission moment, and prayer. Then we're off to four fun rotation sites:
After finishing the day’s rotations, everyone heads back to the Islander Assembly for the closing that includes more singing, a Creature Feature, contest results, and the hugely anticipated daily drama.
Paul in a City of Idols
God is GREAT!
He is the one and only God who is the awe-inspiring Creator.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
There’s only one God as revealed in the Bible. You can’t make up a god of your own choosing.
Experiments: Rainbow Water & Mystery Color!
Crafts: Tropical Tree & Crafty Chameleon
One and Only Bread & Seascape Snacks
Lifesaver Gummies Guessing Game
Camo the Chameleon
Book of Jonah
God is ALMIGHTY! He is all knowing, all powerful, and all present.
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?
God can do all his holy will without effort. God’s miracles are real and effortless.
Experiments: Can Crushing & Diving Octopus
Crafts: Shell Necklace & Great White Game
Pail of Whales & Omni Os
Fish Out of Water
Flip the flapjack octopus
God is RULER! He is the majestic king who is holy and perfect.
And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”
God is the same in the Old Testament as he is in the New Testament. He was and is and always will be in charge.
Experiments: Diaper Duty & Sink or Float
Crafts: Wind Chime & Great White Game
Moon and Star Sammies & Shark Teeth
Great Barrier "Reef"-lays
Clark, the great white shark
God Came to Earth
God is EMMANUEL! He is the loving, good Savior who came to earth.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
God is three-in-one— Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Even though there is mystery to this, God is also knowable.
Experiments: Lava Lamps & Electric Eels
Crafts: Mini Diorama & Jellyfish Jiggler
Heart Melts & Jolly Jellyfish
God of Wonder Challenge
Jam the immortal jellyfish
David Trusts God
1 Samuel 17
God is TRUSTWORTHY!
He is our rock. We should praise, thank, worship, adore, and live for him.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
God is bigger and greater than our unanswered questions. We can trust him.
Experiments: Super Slingshots & Jewel Treasures
Crafts: God’s Attributes Rock & Feathered Friend
Hidden Treasure Treats & Treasure Maps
Mission Money Mania
Trusty the macaw