Vacation Bible School

What an amazing week at Vacation Bible School! Thank you to all participants for joining us for the incredible week. Special thanks to the God Squad and volunteers who make the week possible. There is no way this program could happen without your incredible gifts. Check out all the video antics on our YouTube Channel and on our Facebook page.

VBS Donations by the numbers:

  • 721 food items were donated to the St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center.
  • Over $1,350 donated to Lutheran World Relief for irrigation work in Kenya.
  • 842 pairs of socks and 543 pairs of underwear were collected for the St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center.
  • Personal Care items were collected for the St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center.

Participants: Ages 3 years (as of 1/1/18) through completed Grade 5

Cost: $35 per child or $105 max per family
9 a.m.-12 noon; Monday-Friday

Preschool (age 3 by 1/1/18 through age 5): Your child will begin with their age group in a homeroom classroom in the Sanctuary building. After a brief time to gather the whole small group, preschoolers will join the Elementary students for a portion of Opening Worship for exciting songs and a quick peek at our Bible topic for the day. Once dismissed from worship, preschoolers will travel with their crews to a full variety of stations, including Music, Games, Snack, Crafts, and Bible Story Time.

Elementary (Completed K-Grade 5):  Your child will be with a crew of kids in their age group. Each small group is assigned a row in the Sanctuary; drop off of your child at that row. The morning includes a fun time of worship with exciting songs, skits and a sneak peek at the Bible topic for the day. After worship, groups will rotate through a variety of stations, including Music, Games, Snack, Crafts, and Bible Story time. The Elementary students will end with closing worship in the Sanctuary and wait for parents to pick them up in the same row as drop off.

For more information about VBS Participants, contact Erika Hiland at 651.762.9126 or

God Squad: Completed Grades 6-8 (Junior Leaders)

Cost: $15
8:30 a.m.-12 noon; Monday-Friday

Required Training Session: Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Meet on the main level. Lunch is served. 

God Squad is our Junior Leader program that provides opportunities for our middle school students to work alongside high school and adult volunteers to lead an amazing VBS experience for children.  God Squad leaders might lead games, make crafts, be buddies to kids who need help, or play with children of all ages — wherever help is needed!  God Squad meets in the Youth and Sports Center Gym at 8:30 a.m. for check-in and devotions, then head to their morning assignments.  The cost includes a special God Squad t-shirt and Friday’s appreciation lunch for VBS volunteers.

For more information about God Squad, contact Josh Carlson at 651.762.9168 or

Volunteers: Completed Grades 9-12 and Adults

Cost: Free
8:30 a.m.-12 noon; Monday-Friday (with Appreciation Lunch following on Friday)

Required training session (choose one on your registration): Sunday, June 10, 11:45 a.m. or Thursday, June 14, 6:30 p.m.

High school youth and adults are invited to be leaders at VBS. Help lead a group of kids from station to station, or be the “expert” at the station, ready to lead and teach the group all about crafts, games, snacks, music or Bible time.

Volunteers who are over 18 must complete a background check. If you have not filled one out in the past 12 months, please download and complete the background check form. Return completed forms to Laurel Bornholtz.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Laurel Bornholtz at 651.762.9171 or

VBS Registration Information

Questions about the VBS registration process?  Contact Lisa Heyer (Children’s Ministry Team Support, Registrations, and Baptism Ministry) at 651.762.9175 or