God doesn’t fit well in a superhero genre: For example, if the real God were to appear in a Spiderman or Batman comic, the bad guys wouldn’t stand a chance and the plot would finish on page one! But when you pause to consider what superheroes have in common with us, the idea of basing a VBS in that genre becomes feasible. What kinds of things make us like superheroes? Come see what the Bible says about it! Geared toward students entering Pre-K through 6th grade, our annual vacation bible school will be held June 29th through July 2nd, from 9:15 a.m. until noon.

The Workshops


Worship-opolis

It all begins and ends in the city, where superheroes will meet each day for pep-talks, prayer and praise.

Charging Terminal

Every Superhero needs to maintain energy levels for the battles of life. Each day, we’ll stop and re-charge our understanding of the Bible lesson, using snacks and finger foods.Mr. WordPress

Puzzle Lair

In order to memorize daily lessons and Bible verses, our Superheroes will meet with the puzzle master for game-centered learning.

Research Lab

New discoveries are made when we explore God’s creation. At our top-secret facility, Superheroes will learn about God’s grace through experiment and object-manipulation.

Dr. Time’s Portal

Superheroes will cross time and space with Doctor Time to re-live each day’s Bible story through drama, puppetry, and creative storytelling.

MIND CRAFTS

Creativity and adventure come together in the decorative arts! Here, superheroes will employ artistic technology to equip their arsenal of faith.

The Lessons


Weakness

Every superhero has a weakness. Our weakness is sin. On Monday, we’ll look at mankind’s origin story to learn what got us into all this mess, and we’ll see how God has shows mercy to those who repent of their sins.

God created the universe and everything in it and said, “it is good”, yet we live in an obviously broken world. What happened with Adam and Eve is the origin-story for all heroes, and their story helps us understand our own brokenness and need for redemption.

Memory Verses:

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. – Romans 3:23-24

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9

Identity

Every superhero gets a new identity. Ours comes from Jesus, and what he did for us on the cross. Tuesday, we’ll hear the story of a criminal who lived his entire life doing wrong, but who was given a new life in Christ at the eleventh hour. Nobody’s perfect. We are sinners our whole life long. But is that all that we are? God calls us to live a new life – to be born again – and find our identity in Christ.

Memory Verses

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. – 2 Corinthians 5:17

For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. – Romans 10:13

Superpower

Every superhero has superpower. Weak though we are because of sin, God has given us defensive armor and one awesome weapon, which we can use to wage war against sin and the Devil and all his schemes.

Wednesday, we’ll look at what this “armor of God” is, and see how important it is to wear it!

Memory Verses

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. – Ephesians 6:10-11

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. – James 4:7

Mission

Every superhero has a mission. Our mission is to bear fruit for the Kingdom of God. On Thursday, we’ll see how staying rooted in Jesus keeps us growing in faith, and results in all kinds of good . We’ll study the “fruit of the Spirit” and how they help us to love God and our neighbors as ourselves.

Memory Verses:

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23a

By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. – John 15:8

When & Where


Timetable

Superheroes will spend the week in one of five teams, generally grouped by age.They’ll spend about 20 to 25 minutes at each workshop, rotating from one adventure to another.

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Map

We’ll begin each day in the sanctuary at 9:15, after which superheroes will rotate between workshops in the fellowship hall, until returning to the sanctuary for the closing session at 11:35. Remember parents, you must come inside to pick up your superhero!