Welcome to An Introduction to the UIM Vacation Bible School


Is  "Intergenerational Family of God" VBS!

Place dads, moms, and children together into their actual families


  Create intergenerational congregational families


Transform  classrooms of students (kindergarten - 8th grade) into "caring family groups" of mixed ages with helpers and leaders as adults


A Brief Summary of this VBS:

Puts faith into action!  Each Opening, along with a Board Activity, Litany, Object Lesson and Songs with well-known tunes that teach the lesson,  hosts a visit from a different prophet to introduce the Bible passage for the day. The prophets are a little strange to hold everyone’s attention.

Each day, family groups move from Tent Time Instructions, to the Opening, then to Craft Shop 1, to Tent Time for activities that teach the lesson and a snack, to Craft Shop 2, and then they return to their tents for clean up and departure.  Craft Shop leaders are dressed in clothing that takes everyone back to Bible times as their crafts teach Bible lessons that strengthen faith and inspire action. 

"Faith in Action" is the perfect VBS for welcoming all of God’s children to Christ,

the theme and mission of this UIM Year!


  Lessons are Planned around Four Themes:

Day One Theme: From Darkness into Light
Objective of Day One Lesson: To experience "Christ the Light" as our way out of the darkness of sin.

Day Two Theme: Called by God
Objective of Day Two Lesson:  To hear the Good News of our salvation and share it.

Day Three Theme: Faith to Go
Objective of Day Three Lesson:   To discover how God, through Christ, strengthens our faith to go.
Day Four Theme: Faith to Be.
Objective of Day Four Lesson: To discover how we can be more like Christ

Closing Day Outreach
The last or closing day of this VBS is designed to say "thank you" and share VBS with your host congregation. It also provides opportunity for outreach to your community.  Time is set aside for practice of songs and perhaps a skit to present to your congregation during regular Worship.  You may  choose to invite parents and congregation to a  special VBS program scheduling it  the evening of  Closing Day, immediately following Closing Worship before Party and Snacks or in place of community outreach. If you decide to do community outreach:  plan a trip to  nursing home (s), shut-ins, a hospital or soup kitchen, etc to sing songs learned during VBS.  



(To See How This VBS Works Every Day):

Click on "Free Resources" to Review:

Day One Opening

Day One Family Tent Time

Day 1 Crafts

By God’s grace and through the wisdom and power of His Word,

UIM Resources supported and reinforced by the foundational church growth program  CCIC,

can and already are helping to grow God’s Church!