Welcome to Mentor Baptist’s Vacation Bible School page. Here you can learn what Vacation Bible School is all about, find answers to your questions, and sign up!
(note: if you’re just looking for the registration form, you’ll find that here)
What is Vacation Bible School?
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a non-denominational program that teaches kids basic Bible truths about God’s love, His Word (the Bible) and salvation, in fun and interactive ways.
What will my child do at VBS?
In addition to hearing an exciting Bible story each day, kids will enjoy delicious snacks, play lively games, create incredible crafts, and learn memorable songs. In each activity, the general theme or that day’s lesson will be reinforced. Plus they’ll have the opportunity to share God’s love with other kids around the world in our mission project.
What is this year’s theme?
Jump into a video game world at Mentor Baptist’s totally original Vacation Bible School, Quest Arcadea! Kids will join the characters Pip, Gem, and Bear as they begin an exciting journey. Along the way they’ll learn that life with God is an incredible adventure, and He has equipped them for every part of it.
What will my child be learning each day?
Each day kids will begin their class time with a cartoon featuring the characters of Quest Arcadea that mirrors the Biblical truth we’ll be focusing on that day. Then with a Bible story and memory verse teachers will cover a topic pertinent to kids’ everyday lives.
Monday 1 – Start Your Adventure
• Bible Story – Paul’s conversion.
• Memory Verse – 1 Timothy 6:12b – Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called
Tuesday 2 – Equipped with Other Believers
• Bible Story – Jethro helps Moses.
• Memory Verse – Ecclesiastes 4:9 – Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor
Wednesday 3 – Equipped with God’s Word
• Bible Story – Jesus uses God’s Word in the desert.
• Memory Verse – Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path
Thursday 4 – Equipped When in Need
• Bible Story – Friends help Paul escape in a basket.
• Memory Verse – Philippians 4:19 – My God will supply every need of your according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus
Friday 5 – Equipped with the Holy Spirit
• Bible Story – The Holy Spirit is given at Pentecost.
• Memory Verse – John 14:26 – The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you
When is VBS?
VBS is July 29th – August 2nd from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. On Sunday, August 4th, families are invited to join us for service at 10:45 am to see a recap of the week and watch the kids perform their songs. After church a free hot dog lunch will be provided. Families can enjoy some food, then spend time going head to head in a few of our fun VBS games.
Who can attend VBS?
VBS is open to potty-trained 4 years old to children who have completed 6th grade. While most parents opt to drop their children off, if necessary adults are welcome to stay throughout the evening.
If I drop my child off who will they be with?
Children are placed into classes based on age/grade level. Each classroom as well as each activity center is equipped with a number of adults who have been thoroughly screened and background checked.
What if my child has special needs or allergies?
Before the start of VBS parents are asked to fill out a registration form. Part of this form covers any special needs your child might have. After the form is filled out the appropriate adult parties are informed of your child’s need and the best way to address it.
Why should I bring my child to VBS at Mentor Baptist?
While a lot of churches offer VBS programs, you’ll only find Quest Arcadea here. Each year we strive to create an original program that we think kids will love and that will help them grow spiritually.
How can I sign up?
Click here to fill out a registration form, or feel free to call the church office at 440-942-8278.
How can I get my child ready for VBS?
Kids should come wearing “play” clothes and tennis shoes, as they will be spending plenty of time running around during games and getting creative during crafts. While nothing is required to bring to VBS, your child is always welcome to bring his or her own Bible to follow along during the classroom time. Get your little gamers signed up today for the adventure of a lifetime!
Need help registering? Don’t see the answer to your question here? Feel free to contact the church office at 440-942-8278.