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Vacation Bible Camp is an excellent opportunity for outreach, not only to your church family with children but also to the greater community. Learn how Church of the Resurrection plans and organizes Vacation Bible Camp around a common theme and executes for all age levels.
In this Resource, you will find: detailed lesson plans for Early Childhood through 5th grade, large group time drama, graphics and videos, volunteer training materials, missions details and more. Everything you need to provide an amazing experience for your kiddos is included, from detailed craft plans and snack ideas to recreation plans and how to pull off a successful shaving cream party. Feel free to use bits and pieces or the entire thing!
Our theme, Jesus & Me, was based on the books Wonder, Auggie & Me and 365 Days of Wonder written by R.J. Palacio. If you haven’t had a chance to read them, we encourage you to do so! She has also written a book for younger readers titled We’re All Wonders. These books inspired a move to Choose Kind, teaching empathy, compassion and acceptance. In the story, the children learn from a favorite teacher about precepts (rules for very important things, mottos, famous quotes and things to help motivate and guide us). We decided to take the week of VBC to teach our kids three precepts:
You should treat people in the same way that you want people to treat you. Matthew 7:12
“I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as you ever can.
-Commonly known as John Wesley’s Rule
Note: To show movie clips or a full movie in public style forums, such as Vacation Bible Camp or Worship or a church wide movie night, a church needs a video license with permissions from various studios for use . CVLI (https://us.cvli.com/) covers a wide variety of movies studios and distributors, Disney is one of the studios covered under this license. Please note that Disney does have a restriction against using their Logo in any promotional materials.
Published: November 27, 2018
Author: Nick Ransom, Amy Fulton, Mike Petersma, Gail Gunnerson, Denise Mersmann, Christie Walker, Anna Terlouw, Krista Pishny, Jaime Kernaghan, Sara Steffens and Travis Morgan
Source: Church of the Resurrection
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