Vacation Bible School

Thinking Ahead: When It’s Time to Say Good-Bye to Big Fish Bay

Thinking Ahead: When It’s Time to Say Good-Bye to Big Fish Bay Before you say good-bye to Big Fish Bay, host a cookout, picnic, or fish fry. Be sure lots of friendly church members are there to greet and interact with guests. Sing some VBS songs and quote VBS verses. Invite…
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Game Time: Leviathans vs. Otters

Game Time: Leviathans vs. Otters Invite VBS families back to Big Fish Bay for a game or sports day. Divide volunteers from your church into two groups: leaders/teachers/workers and everyone else. Choose a two-team sport that your church members enjoy. Teams should choose names from…
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A Puppet Matinee!

A Puppet Matinee! If you only do the Will Ketchit Skits during VBS, consider presenting a matinee performance of the Big Fish Bay Puppet Skits. Here are three possible ways to present the skits: Have your church’s puppet team present them. Invite…
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Have a Family Fun Fair in Big Fish Bay after VBS

Have a Family Fun Fair in Big Fish Bay after VBS Keep having fun and learning after VBS! Use the Big Fish Bay postcards to invite students and families back to your church for a Big Fish Bay family fun fair. And when you visit students for follow-up, invite the family…
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Summer Days in Big Fish Bay

Summer Days in Big Fish Bay RBP’s 2020 VBS program, Big Fish Bay: Hooked on God’s Mercy, has so many great ideas that no church could include them all in one week of VBS. So why not stretch the fun and learning to include more…
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VBS 2020 Now Shipping!

VBS 2020 Now Shipping!
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Rotation Names in Big Fish Bay

Rotation Names in Big Fish Bay When you call rotations by theme names, every place in VBS becomes part of Big Fish Bay. For example, snack time is now Tall Ship Treats, and that little extra touch helps students become sailors! Decorating the locations according to…
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‘Operation Safe Harbor’ Missions Project

‘Operation Safe Harbor’ Missions Project ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Regular Baptist Press is once again emphasizing orphans. As the RBP team prayed about next year’s VBS missions project, God led them to choose orphans as the offering recipients. Then, tying it in with the 2020 theme, Big
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When VBS Goes Dark

When VBS Goes Dark LEXINGTON, N.C.—Higher Ground Baptist Church added to the excitement of Giddyup Junction: Taking God’s Love to New Frontiers by going dark. Nighttime in the city can’t compare to a starlit night on the prairie. Using fluorescent paint and fabrics, glow-in-the…
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Still Looking for a Missions Project?

Still Looking for a Missions Project? Already had your VBS? Consider the Character Count missions project as a special offering for a Labor Day picnic, harvest offering, or a Christmas giving project! The need doesn’t end when summer is over. What do prisoners in local jails…
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Spread the Good News of God’s Love through Follow-Up

Spread the Good News of God’s Love through Follow-Up The Good News went to many new frontiers through your VBS. Students were reached with the gospel, to the glory of God. But after VBS, how can you help them grow and keep the good news of God’s love spreading?…
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Don’t Trash Your VBS Decorations

Don’t Trash Your VBS Decorations Your students loved riding into Giddyup Junction, and the decorations were a big part of taking them out West. But it’s true—what goes up for VBS must come down. After VBS, what do you do with all those crepe paper…
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Regular Baptist Press 2020 VBS Available for Preorder

Regular Baptist Press 2020 VBS Available for Preorder ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—The 2020 Regular Baptist Press Vacation Bible School, Big Fish Bay: Hooked on God’s Mercy, is available for preorder at 2020.rbpvbs.org. Big Fish Bay features a nautical theme built around Psalm 103:8, “The LORD is merciful and…
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Baker Book House VBS Kickoff Showcases Camp Moose-on-the-Loose

Baker Book House VBS Kickoff Showcases Camp Moose-on-the-Loose GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Most people wouldn’t associate the month of January with Vacation Bible School. But January is known as the sweet spot for VBS—it’s when many churches begin thinking about what theme will best fit their ministries in the summer.…
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