“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee” (Ps. 56:3).
God wants us to show our trust in Him by being obedient to Him.
Students will show their trust in God’s plan by obeying commands He has revealed in His Word.
Gen. 39; 40
God’s Faithful Presence
“Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, . . . for the LORD thy God is with thee” (Josh. 1:9).
God is with us even when our circumstances are hard.
Students will pray about their needs and identify one way to serve God faithfully.
“We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Rom. 8:28).
God is in control and working out His plan in His time.
Students will express their trust that God will work out His plan in His time.
God’s Willingness to Forgive
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23).
God convicts us of our sins and stands ready to forgive us.
Each student will acknowledge that he or she is a sinner and will ask God to forgive and make him or her His child.
Gen. 43—45; 50:15–21
“Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good” (Gen. 50:20).
God’s plan is trustworthy because God is good all the time.
Students will brainstorm ways they can show their trust in God and God’s plan by showing forgiveness to someone who has hurt them.
With RBP VBS, no teacher ever has to be without a copy of the salvation message. RBP VBS is a fully integrated, gospel-centered program that weaves the salvation message into each lesson! Our Vacation Bible School programs are built around a solid theological framework and motivated by a desire to teach Bible truths using age-appropriate methods. VBS could be your biggest evangelistic outreach event of the year! Don’t limit your potential impact by using programs light in content and evangelism.
Customers know that we truly are the evangelistic VBS—and have been since we started back in 1972. Even the world’s largest evangelistic outreach ministry to children has recognized this! RBP is the only VBS publisher recommended by CEF®! Find out why at rbpVBS.org/CEFrecommends.
We know that decorating is an important factor when choosing a VBS program. Our director’s guide, teacher books, and decorating CD help directors imagine what Cowabunga Farm can look like at their church. We provide decorating ideas that any church can do on its own, and also recommend using any of the 30+ decorating items from our catalog.
Just as many Christian schools around the world need new roofs or desks or places for the students to sleep, they need books. Students and their parents do not have money to pay for books. In fact, many schools don’t even have enough money to pay the teachers!
As your Cowabunga Farm “farmers” work on their lessons, they are reading! They couldn’t do their activity sheets if they couldn’t read and write. Yet there are students around the world who struggle to do both of those things. They cannot practice reading because they have no books. They cannot learn to write because they have never read good writing. They cannot practice solving math problems because they have no workbooks. They cannot learn about faraway places. And most important of all, they cannot grow as children of God if they cannot read the Bible or books that help them understand and apply it. You can be a part of the solution!
Your VBS offering can go to Christian schools in Africa and Asia to fill a bookcase or maybe even an entire library! Your students can read about places like Liberia, Tanzania, Kenya, Bangladesh, and India. Now they have the opportunity to help kids in those countries learn to read, write, and do math—and definitely to learn about living for Christ.
An offering of $100 would pay for fourteen books; $350 would buy fifty books; and $700 would provide a school with 100 books! Chris Hindal, who is in charge of raising money for Christian schools in faraway places, says, “You can cast the vision for your children to look beyond themselves and see their potential to help others. Help them set a goal.” He is asking your VBS to see how many books you can send. Your gifts will propel children in Africa and Asia to a lifetime of learning.
Please consider adopting Operation Books as your VBS missions offering project.