VBS and Bible Club Curriculum
Shout for joy to the Lord!
“Every week, children’s worship leaders work up a sweat keeping younger kids engaged and older kids from being 'too cool' to sing or dance. While we may feel successful as leaders when kids are singing along, God is more interested in the posture of children’s hearts than the actions of their bodies. If you want your kids to stop going through the motions of worship and start to truly worship God, use this curriculum!”
John Murchison, Managing Editor, Austin Stone Resources
This new curriculum by Jared Kennedy, Mandy Groce, Tessa Janes, Kara Jenkins, and Fletcher Lang teaches children the “why” behind our worship and leads them to respond to God’s grace and goodness through fun, active praise. Each of the five days of curriculum work together to engage kids in lively, responsive praise rooted in the truths of the gospel.
Starter kit provides everything your church needs to plan, advertise, and run a successful, praise-focused VBS: a director’s manual, lessons, crafts, and games for preschoolers and elementary students. A studio-recorded children’s worship CD and hand motions videos.
Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet Song CD by Sojourn Music
Kids love to sing, clap, and dance. Each time we lead kids in worship, we instinctively call them to worship responsively: “Clap your hands! Sing out! Shout hallelujah!” One of the dangers in teaching kids to worship this way is that we sometimes call for responses without showing kids a clear picture of the Father they are responding to. The songs on the Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet Song CD teach children the “why” behind our worship and calls them to respond to God’s grace and goodness through fun, active praise.
Download the lead sheets, chord charts, and hand motions for free below:
Are You Close To God? by Jared Kennedy
Explain the gospel of grace clearly and winsomely to children. Use the illustrations on each page to show and tell kids how God has come to us through Jesus, and how we can receive his love by saying yes to him and putting all of our trust in him. Available in packs of ten.
Uncover the treasure of God's amazing grace!
“What an important truth for kids to hear: that their worth comes from Jesus, not their performance! And what a fun way to tell it!" Jack Klumpenhower, Author of Show Them Jesus
This five-day, pirate-themed curriculum by Jared Kennedy, Fletcher Lang, Lindsey Blair, Mandy Groce, and Tessa Janes can be used in Bible clubs and VBS. Whether using a treasure map to teach about God’s plan or a skeleton to explain how God makes dead people walk, PROOF Pirates helps kids uncover the treasure of God's amazing grace.
PROOF Pirates: Finding the Treasure of God's Amazing Grace, Family Devotional by Lindsey Blair, Timothy Paul Jones, and Jonah Sage
This family devotional introduces kids to God's amazing grace through a fun-to-read pirate story about a boy named Jesse whose parents send him on a scavenger hunt. Along the way, kids will learn key truths about God's grace using the popular PROOF acronym (God's grace is Planned, Resurrecting, Outrageous, Overcoming, and Forever). God's grace and not our performance makes us who we are.
PROOF Pirates Song CD by Sojourn Music
The message of grace is that what we do or what we look like does not determine who we are as Christians. What God determined for us through the work of His Son Jesus makes us who we are. Kids need grace to make them silly with joy in God and strong in their budding faith. That's our prayer for this album.