Welcome to An Introduction to the UIM Vacation Bible School for 2021!



UIM VBS

"A Mountain Climbing Adventure"

Is  "Intergenerational Family of God" VBS!

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

OR

  Create intergenerational congregational families

OR

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:

This lively interactive VBS takes generations climbing from:

prejudice to caring,

 sinful anger to love,

 fear to courage,

sin to forgiveness

and finally to a celebration of salvation,

by grace through faith on the mountain top!

Generations have grown farther and farther away from God and fellow Chrisitians. Consequently, they no longer have the strength of faith God and fellow believers give to handle, prevent, and heal problems and tragedies. With the critical need for coping abilities because of increasing problems and tradegies, this VBS  takes those who attend from the valley of tears and fears to the mountain top of the Lord where all His help and strength for their faith and lives can be found.

Each step up the mountain of the Lord builds  Christian Character, the theme and mission of our current UIM Year’s Resources. Climbers will be helped to put on Christ and everything He offers their faith and lives to make the climb of their life.  Their efforts will end in a mountain top celebration of life in Christ on earth and salvation in heaven! 

Suggested Schedule for VBS

For Morning - Afternoon or Evening (2hr VBS with Staff Meeting)
                                
    15-30 minutes    Staff Meeting and Prayer    
    2 Hour VBS                              
    10 minutes    Family Time Prayer and Introduction to the Day
    20 minutes    Opening
    15 minutes    Family Time: Apply Lesson (includes Craft and Activity)
    15 minutes    Snack Time
    30 minutes    Craft Time
    30 minutes    Veggie Tales Video, Games, or Second Craft

CLOSING DAY
    15-30 minutes    Staff Meeting and Prayer
    2-3 Hour VBS
    10 minutes    Family Time Prayer and Introduction to the Day
    20 minutes    Opening or Practice for Your Closing Program.
    15 minutes    Family Time: Apply Lesson (includes Craft and Activity)
    15 minutes    Snack Time
At this point you can rearrange your day according to what you desire to do.
        - you can depart to share what you have learned with Nursing Homes, etc.
        - you can begin your Mountain Climbing Picnic.
        - you can follow through with craft(s) and video and then begin your Picnic.
    30 minutes    Craft Time, Video or Practice for Your Closing Program.
    30 minutes    Veggie Tales Video or Games.

 

Day One:

“Loving All My Neighbors”

Climbing From Prejudice to Caring

BIBLE PASSAGE: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Leviticus 19:18b

BIBLE STORY PUPPET PLAY:
“The Good Samaritan”
Based on Luke 10:25-37

Crafts: Tambourine, Mountain Climbing Journal

Day Two 

“Doing Things God’s Way”

Climbing from Sinful Anger to Love

BIBLE PASSAGE: As for God, His way is perfect.”  2 Samuel 22:31a

BIBLE STORY PUPPET PLAY:
Joshua and Jericho
Based on Joshua 5:13-6:20

CRAFTS: Mountain Climbing Banner, Bible Passage Place Mats


Day Three:

“In God’s Hands”

Climbing from Fear to Courage

BIBLE PASSAGE:  Do not fear for I am with you.” Isaiah 41:10.  

BIBLE STORY PUPPET PLAY:
Daniel in the Lion’s Den  
Based on Daniel 6

CRAFTS: Mountain Climbing Survival Pack, "Don’t Be Afraid" Door Hanger

 

Day Four:

“FORGIVEN To FORGIVE”

Climbing from Sin to Forgiveness

BIBLE PASSAGE: “Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
Colossians 3:13b 

BIBLE STORY PUPPET PLAY:
Forgiving Seventy Times Seven
Based on Matthew 18: 21-22

CRAFT: "Forgiven" Soap, Butterfly Tissue Collage

 

Day Five:

“A Mountain Top Celebration!”

Climbing to Faith and Salvation

BIBLE PASSAGE “... a Savior has been born to you:
He is Christ the Lord.”   Luke 2:11b

BIBLE STORY PUPPET PLAY:

Christ is Born!   Based on Luke 2:1-20

CRAFT:  Trekking Pole,Christmas Celebration Ornament, Logo Wind Chimes

 

 

This VBS Includes:

Pre-registration Publicity: Reproducible Poster, Registration Form, Invitations, Bulletin Insert,  Newsletter and Newspaper Press Release, as well as Radio Promotion Suggestions.


Five  Days of:
Opening and Welome, VBS Theme Song, Daily Theme Songs,  Family Group Skits, Active Litanies, Bible Story Puppet Plays, Climing Board Activities, Reinforcing Object Lessons, Review Family Group Times and Crafts.

Suggestions for  special Closing Day

Reproducible

Leader’s Guide

Teacher and Helper Lesson Guide: Walk through daily lessons. Opening, Review of Lesson and Application, Craft, Lesson Activity, and Memory Work.


Reproducible Song Book:      
VBS Theme Song, Daily Theme Songs and Action  Litanies


Reproducible Craft Leaders Guide: 
Crafts support daily themes and include a Lesson Application       Activity.

 

 

 


TO REVIEW "EXCERPTS" FROM THIS VBS

ON THIS WEBSITE

Click on "Free Resources"

 

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!

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CCIC ON THIS WEBSITE:

Go to "Resources" and click on "Foundational"