Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Our VBS Store is up and running with all the 2012 VBS programs in stock—kits and supplies are now shipping! Plus we guarantee you won't find better service or prices anywhere! Give us a call at (800) 854-1531 or place your order online at

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Sky Starter Kit
Sky VBS Starter Kit
only $142.19
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Rocky Point Lighthouse Starter Kit
Rocky Point Lighthouse
Weekend VBS Starter Kit
only $58.49
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Sonrise National Park
SonRise National Park
VBS Starter Kit
$79.99 only $63.99
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Adventures on Promise Island starter kit
Adventures on Promise
Island Starter Kit
$69.99 only $55.99
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Babylon VBS kit
Babylon VBS Starter Kit
$124.99 only $112.49
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Amazing Desert Journey VBS
Amazing Desert Journey
VBS Starter Kit
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Bug Zone VBS kit
Bug Zone VBS Starter Kit
$79.99 only $71.99
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IncrediWorld VBS kit
IncrediWorld Amazement Park VBS Starter Kit
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Group's 2012 Weekend VBS: Rocky Point Lighthouse

Rocky Point Weekend VBS from Group PublishingRocky Point Lighthouse, Group's Weekend VBS™, is designed for churches that haven't done VBS, are considering skipping VBS, or can't get enough VBS! Kids learn to shine God's light during this easy VBS.
  • Perfect for churches where a traditional 5-day VBS isn't the answer!
  • Fits any church's schedule and budget!
  • Plan for just 6 hours total! (includes a 1-hour Sunday Celebration) 
  • Use as a preview for your 5-day summer VBS—to attract visitors
Your Weekend VBS Kit comes complete with all you need to get started. Director and Leader Manuals provide step-by-step instructions. Plus, you’ll get student resource samples and essential media tools.

You can do a weekend VBS as a 3-day preview to get families excited about your traditional VBS. It also works great to hold before your back-to-school fall events to introduce neighborhood kids to the wonderful programs your church offers its families.

Helpful music & media tools are included in your Starter Kit! The Music Leader Version CD includes all 5 Rocky Point Lighthouse songs, and the 2-disc set gives you instrument-only tracks and bonus "Seacoast Sounds". Plus, the Program Resources DVD will allow you to see Rocky Point Lighthouse in action, includes 2 "kid story" segments to show during each session’s Lighthouse Landing...and more!

Your student resource samples will guide you in selecting the most critical (and fun) program products for your VBS kids. Inside your sample pack you’ll find Rocky, the Bible Memory Buddy, a "Shine God’s Light" Wristband, a "Shine God’s Light" Poster & Sticker set...and four other great samples!

Rocky Point Lighthouse Starter Kit: $58.49

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

2012 VBS Timeline: 4-6 Months Before Your VBS

Welcome to February! It's not too early to begin planning for your 2012 Vacation Bible School program. After all, summer will come sooner than we think.

Here are some things to begin doing now in preparation for your 2012 VBS. First, start praying. You may want to organize a prayer team to start praying for potential leaders and workers for your VBS. Then set a budget. Take a look at all the VBS options available and start deciding which ones look best for your church and community. Start choosing VBS Starter Kits to preview. Visit Shop VBS to select several kits to preview for 30 days, risk free. Starter Kits have already started shipping and will continue to ship this month and those following.

Decide how many VBS programs you will hold this year. Will you do a traditional VBS plus a sports camp? Perhaps a weekend VBS? Some churches hold a VBS week during Easter break in addition to one over the summer. You may want to keep several Starter Kits so you can plan for multiple special events throughout the year. 

Also pray about whether to include preschoolers in your VBS program this summer. Many of the VBS Starter Kits come with a separate preschool director's guide. Pray about who will lead your preschoolers and who God is calling as your preschool helpers. Including preschoolers can become a great way to meet new families in your neighborhood. Visit Shop VBS to preview some of the VBS programs written especially for preschoolers such as Jesus in Nazareth and Joseph in Egypt. If you decide to hold a completely separate preschool VBS, either of these All-in-One Preschool VBS Programs will fit the bill.

Click on the VBS Planning Timeline below to see the larger and expanded view. Print a copy for each of your VBS team members.

When you order your VBS Starter Kit from Shop VBS at, you'll be guaranteed of the best price anywhere. When you spend over $99 you'll also receive FREE shipping! Visit Shop VBS to listen to music and video clips, see the daily Bible lessons and Bible points, and download the complete VBS Planning Timeline. Watch for a VBS Comparison Chart we're putting together to help you decide which program(s) you'd like to review.