Welcome to An Introduction to the United Intergenerational Ministry Vacation Bible School program



Amusement Park Adventure

Host "Family VBS"

Actual Families

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

 

A Brief Summary of "An Amusement Park Adventure." This UIM VBS program is uniquely designed to strengthen generations in faith to handle the up and down roller coaster ride of life. It accomplishes this mission through lively stories, songs, skits, litanies, interaction, and teachable crafts all done in the context of an amusement park atmosphere filled with fun arcade games, simulated and even real (if you desire) rides, and faith-lifting experiences. Life can have some ups and downs just like a roller coaster. Lives and souls are being lost when people do not know where to go for help to handle the downs of life. This VBS demonstrates, in practical ways, where to go for help to cope with the problems and difficulties of life - and that is to Christ. However, everyone will be having so much fun they will hardly notice that they are learning important faith-filled coping skills. That’s what makes this VBS so wonderful! It offers so much fun and so much learning simultaneously and  effectively to help save lives and souls through faith in Christ!


How This UIM "Amusement Park Adventure" VBS Works!

Bible Stories, Bible Verses, Skits and Learning Applications Open Each Day.

After Each Day’s Opening in a large group, small family groups
rotate through FOUR Exciting Stations:
Carnival Crafts
Virtuous Vendors
Application Arcade... and,
THE AMAZING MIDWAY!

First, this UIM VBS creates caring family groups. Then, it equips these groups to handle the ups and downs of life by faith, specifically so that they can pass on their faith and copeing skills to present and future generations and help  to save both lives and souls. With generations growing less able to cope with problems through faith, the life and soul saving aspect of this VBS make it one of the most valuable and needed VBS Programs available today. Presented as an amusement park adventure, this VBS is also  one of the most delightful VBS programs available!


Four Days of Lessons are Planned around Four Themes.

The Fifth Day is reserved for Review and Closing.

 


 

Day One Theme:

Riding the Rollercoaster

OBJECTIVE: Help family group members better see and understand how God helps us through the ups and downs of life.

Bible Story: God Took Care of Joseph - with an emphasis on the rollercoaster ride Joseph took of being most loved by his father then sold into slavery, held in high esteem by Pharaoh and then thrown into prison, and finally second in command of all Egypt.

Bible Words: Romans 8:28:  And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,for those who are called according to His purpose.


Day Two Theme:

Mastering the Maze of Life

OBJECTIVE: Help family group members find their way through the maze of up and down struggles of life in and through their faith just like Job, so they can pass the test.

Bible Story: Job Passes The Test - Shares Job remaining faithful under the worst of circumstances to help those who hear his story do the same.

Bible Words: Philippians 4:19:  And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.


Day Three Theme:

Persevering for the Prize

OBJECTIVE: Help family group members train and persevere in faith specifically to help them through the ups and down of life by faith  and, in so doing, receive the Crown of Life.

Bible Story: The Perseverance of Paul - Shares how Paul’s perseverance and ours leads to an eternal prize of salvation, the Crown of Life.

Bible Words: 1 Corinthians 9:25: Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.


 

Day Four Theme:

Renewed by Water and the Spirit

OBJECTIVE: Help family groups members better understand how the forgiveness and faith received in and through Baptism strengthens us and helps us through the ups and downs of life.

Bible Story: Nicodemus - Shares how being born again through water and the Spirit in Baptism strengthens us to make it through the ups and downs of life.

Bible Words: Romans 6:4: We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.



Day Five: Closing Day ....

Your Choice: REVIEW - OUTREACH -

HOST A CARNIVAL!

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 a program for families, neighborhood, and/or congregation. Schedule your Closing Program at the end of Closing Day before Party and Snacks, in place of community outreach, in the evening following Closing Day, or the following Sunday.

Suggestions for community outreach: present your Closing Day Program at a nursing home, sing a few songs during visits to shut-ins or  at a hospital children’s ward or  at a soup kitchen etc.

Additional Closing Day Options: Take a trip to a Park, visit a Maze in your Area, or host a carnival with rides and games. Remind participants that life can be challenging just like rides and games, but that God helps us through every challenge.


Four Openings for this UIM VBS Include:

  • A VBS Theme Song
  • Daily Theme Song
  • Bible Story with Skit
  • Interactive Board Activity
  • Bible Verse
  • Lively Litany
  • Object Lesson
  • Closing Prayer.

This UIM VBS includes a Closing Interactive Worship for Day Five. (Basically Day Five is a Review of this VBS)

    Closing Worship Includes:
  • Songs from Days One thru Four
  • Skit
  • Family Group Review and Sharing Time
  • Bible Verse
  • Lively Litany
  • Closing Prayer

This UIM VBS "Amusement Park Adventure" provides:

  • Large Group Leader’s Guide for Four Opening Lessons and One Closing Day Lesson.
  • Teacher and Helper Guide for Small Family Group Times of fun and learning.
  • Instructions for 4 Stations lead by Station Leaders.
    • Station One: Application Arcade - Throwing balls to learn lesson concepts.
    • Station Two: Carnival Games, rides (tractor pulling a trailor etc.), throw objects in bottles, pop balloons, also face painting, balloon art, mazes, etc.
    • Station Three: Family Group Time - Review of the Lesson, make family banner, Origami, invitations to closing VBS Program, etc.
    • Station Four: A Teachable Craft - Instructions for 8 Crafts. SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED. Craft supplies will need to be purchased or obtained by requesting items from your congregation.

      We know this UIM VBS will be a wonderful blessing to all those who lead and attend.