Vacation Bible School

To Mars and Beyond

June 17-21, 2019 (Monday-Friday), 9 a.m. to 12 noon

PLUS: VBS Celebration Sunday, June 23


More than 500 children participate in our hallmark VBS program each year! Our theme takes us into the universe to explore the wonders of God’s vast creation. Kids will journey through space while learning about timeless Bible stories that inspire faith in God — who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine!  Get ready to “lift off” on a fun learning adventure!


Preschool and Elementary VBS

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 noon
Open to children ages 3 years (as of 1/1/19) through completed Grade 5
Cost: $45 per child, $135 family max

Register now — Preschool and Elementary VBS

Preschool (age 3 by 1/1/19 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 the day’s Bible topic.  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. They end their time in Closing Worship and return to their homeroom classroom for pickup.



Elementary (Completed Kindergarten-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 where you will drop off your child. 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 the Preschool and Elementary VBS program, contact Erika Hiland at 651.762.9126 or

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

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. with Volunteer Appreciation Lunch following on Friday
Cost: $15
Required training session:  Sunday, June 16, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in Sanctuary Room 204

Register now — VBS God Squad

God Squad is our leadership program that provides opportunities for middle school students to work alongside high school and adult volunteers to lead an amazing VBS experience for our 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 each morning 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

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. with Volunteer Appreciation Lunch following on Friday

Required training session (choose one):

Sunday, June 9, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in Sanctuary Room 204

Thursday, June 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Great Hall Fireside Lounge

Register now — High School Volunteers

Register now — Adult Volunteers

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

Volunteers who are 18 and over 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 about VBS volunteer opportunities, contact Laurel Bornholtz at 651.762.9171 or

Financial Assistance Available

Thanks to the generosity of many church members, we are able to offer financial support for children and youth (preschool-grade 12) to participate in our programs – including summer events. For more information or to complete a scholarship request form, contact Mary Post at 651.762.9131 or

VBS Registration Information

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