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Welcome VBS explorers! We are so excited to head to the rainforest for an exciting VBS adventure! Get ready for some fun—at home or in-person! Our theme is Rainforest Explorers and we are learning about how Jesus leads the way. Each day will focus on a different Bible story with an intro skit, worship songs with hand motions, science exploration, Congo crafts, jungle gym recreation time, and a themed snack in the Rainforest Cafe. We'll also be highlighting a different mission each day, giving families an opportunity to support a local ministry and offering our VBS explorers a way to create something special to showcase and present to the ministries at our Christmas in July event .

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

[Isaiah 30:21 NIV]

CALLING ALL EXPLORERS!

For our week of fun all explorers are divided up by the grade they recently completed in school. Our preschool, VPK and Kindergarten junior explorers will be in the Children's Center and Powell Hall buildings and our 1st-5th grade explorers will be in the Disciples' Hall and Family Life Center buildings. Check in for all explorers is between 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. in their assigned classroom. Explorers should be signed out from their assigned classroom every day at 12:15 p.m. Please remember that explorers can only be signed out by a guardian or an adult listed on their authorized adult form.

 

Safety is of the utmost importance to us. Our in-person experience will follow state and local CDC guidelines to help provide a safe and fun environment for everyone on campus. We have hand sanitizer stations positioned throughout the campus and we will have designated times throughout the day for our explorers to wash their hands. Masks are optional, but we encourage them for all individuals who have not been vaccinated.

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Wear your class color today!
[PK3 & VPK - red, Kindergarten - orange, First - yellow, Second - blue, Third - green, Fourth - grey, Fifth - black] 

How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! Psalm 36:7

[PSALM 36:7]

Theme: God Rescues Noah [Genesis 6:17-22; 8]

 

Lesson: God keeps His promises.

BIBLE STORY

CRAFT

CRAFT

Paper Plate Ark & Rainbow

CONGO CRAFT

Rain Cloud in a Jar

EXPLORATION STATION

Donation Item: Men’s Body Wash

[FL UM Children’s Home] 

MISSION DONATION

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Wear red today! 

You shall be My treasured possession.

[Exodus 19:5]

Theme: God Gives the Commandments

[Exodus 19:18-20; 20:1-21]

 

Lesson: My loving God gives direction.

BIBLE STORY

CRAFT

CRAFT

10 Commandments Cut Outs/Foldable

CONGO CRAFT

Lava Lamps

EXPLORATION STATION

Donation Item: School Supplies

[Dover Elementary] 

MISSION DONATION

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Wear green today! 

You will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.  

[Matthew 19:21]

Theme: Jesus Calls His Disciples

[Matthew 4:18-22; 9:9-13]

 

Lesson: Jesus is with me.

BIBLE STORY

Treasures in Heaven Popsicle Stick/Yarn

CONGO CRAFT

Fizzing Treasure Rocks

EXPLORATION STATION

Donation Item: Shampoo & Conditioner

[ECHO] 

MISSION DONATION

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Wear yellow today! 

But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

[2 Corinthians 4:7]

Theme: Jesus Heals Ten Lepers

[Luke 17:11-19]

 

Lesson: Jesus is full of healing.

BIBLE STORY

DIY Kaleidoscope

CONGO CRAFT

Penny Experiment

EXPLORATION STATION

Donation Item: Non-Perishable Food

[St. Andrew’s Food Pantry] 

MISSION DONATION

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Wear your VBS shirt today! 

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.

[Matthew 6:20]

Theme: Jesus Visits His Disciples

[John 21:1-14]

 

Lesson: Jesus helps me share His good news.

BIBLE STORY

Egg Carton Fish

CONGO CRAFT

Ice Fishing

EXPLORATION STATION

Donation Item: Bubbles & Balls

[Cornerstone Family Ministries] 

MISSION DONATION

TIME TO SING AND DANCE!

Our explorers love to sing and dance. Click on the Spotify link to listen to songs from this year's VBS as well as songs from previous VBS events.

EXPLORER SUPPORT

If you have questions or need assistance during the week, simply fill out our Explorer Support Form and one of our VBS experts will contact you as soon as possible.

Thanks for contacting Explorer Support. A VBS expert will contact you shortly.

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