Concordia Publishing House is offering an all-inclusive Starter Kit for its 2012 vacation Bible school (VBS) program titled “Amazing Desert Journey.”
With the theme “Where Jesus Leads Us Home,” the new VBS materials provide a backdrop for a clear presentation of the Gospel message through the contrasting imagery of the desert landscape and the lush oasis. The program is designed to help children understand that their lives in this world are refreshed by God’s Word in the oasis of His church, while Jesus is leading them on their journey to their heavenly home.
CPH VBS Editor Pam Nummela encourages congregations to “give your students a VBS with purpose! ‘Amazing Desert Journey’ has a real theme right out of the Bible that allows kids to connect our real Jesus with real life.”
The Starter Kit ($129.99, item no. 321243WEB) includes a Director Guide, a Preschool Leader Guide (both with CDs), a publicity sample pack, and materials for openings & closings (with Opening Skit DVD), storytelling, music, Bible challenges, crafts, snacks and games. Also included are recruitment tools and leader job descriptions, as well as craft samples.
The Passalong CD ($4.99, item no. 321285WEB) contains all of the VBS songs — including the Preschool and Bible Memory Verse songs — that children can take home after the program has ended.
The 2012 VBS focuses on The Lord’s Prayer, with songs, activities and lessons woven into each petition of the prayer. Daily memory verses reinforce the elements of the prayer so that young participants who aren’t familiar with The Lord’s Prayer can learn it.
CPH encourages congregations that use the program to forward their VBS offerings to the LCMS Project: Clean Water for well-digging and water-purification projects around the world. Learn more about the project at www.lcms.org/vbs.
To order the “Amazing Desert Journey” Starter Kit and for more information, visit www.cph.org/vbs or call CPH at 800-325-3040. Prices quoted do not include shipping charges.
Posted Feb. 22, 2012/Updated Feb. 23, 2012