VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

FAMILY TAILGATE KICK-OFF PARTY
Sunday, June 10th @ 5:00 pm

Monday, June 11th-Thursday, June 14th
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
(Doors open at 5:40 pm)

VBS is for children who have completed Kindergarten – 5th grade. It’s an exciting week of games, crafts, singing, snacks and most of all, learning more about Jesus!

Our theme for 2018 is GAME ON!!
Motto: Gearing Up for Life’s Big Game

2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness though the knowledge for him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

REGISTRATION LINKS:

BUCHANAN K-5 REGISTRATION
VOLUNTEERS-BUCHANAN

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the daily schedule for VBS?
Doors open at 5:40 pm. Dismissal begins at 8:30 pm.

DAILY SCHEDULE:
5:40-6:00 pm — Pre-Worship Rally Music.
6:00-6:40 pm — VBS Worship Rally and daily Bible story!
6:40-8:15 pm — Children rotate through the following stations: Small Group, Craft/Missions, Recreation and Snack.
8:15-8:30 pm — Closing time in the Worship Center.
8:30 pm — Dismissal

2. What are the daily themes this year?
Yes!!  We will announce each night what our theme is for the next day!

3. How do I register my kids or volunteer to serve?

THERE ARE TWO WAYS:
Volunteer:
Click the appropriate registration button on this page, starting March 5th.
Children: Register in person starting Sunday, April 15th and all Sundays leading up to the event, at our VBS Kickoff Event, or Monday, June 11th beginning at 5:40 pm.

4. We pre-registered. What else do we need to do?
If you pre-registered, you’re all set. Our Worship Rally begins at 6:00 pm, but the doors will open as early as 5:40 pm. When you get here, simply…

  • Park your car and walk your child into the Worship Center atrium.
  • Once inside, check in at a kiosk: type in your phone number, select your family, click the white box next to your child’s name, click “check-in” at the bottom right. Two name tags will print: One with your child’s name & security number and a parent pickup tag with matching security numbers. (You will repeat this check-in process and receive new tags each day.)
  • Once you have your tags, enter the Worship Center, find your child’s group and drop them off with their leader.

  • Be sure to hang on to the security pick-up tag that was printed at the kiosk, 
 you’ll need to show it to pick your child up during dismissal.

NOTE: All pre-registered families will receive an email from us about a week before VBS with important details and reminders for the week.

5. We didn't pre-register. Is it too late?
No, it’s definitely not too late! You can register in person the evening of Sunday, June 10th at our Kickoff Event or the evening of Monday, June 11th beginning at 5:40 pm. Just park and come to the registration tables located in the foyer outside the worship center. Once you’ve got your child registered, doors will open at 6:00 pm and at that time you can bring them to the worship center and drop them off with their assigned group.

6. HOW CAN WE BUY a VBS t-shirt AND CD?
VBS t-shirts and CDs will be on sale on the porch of the portable on Sunday mornings through the month of April and May, at Kickoff Night on June 10th and during the week of VBS, while supplies last.

7. I volunteered to help with VBS. Where do I need to park and check in?

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY VBS VOLUNTEERS
VBS Volunteers Parking & Checking In:
Once inside, check your children in at a kiosk. Then check in with your director in the area in which you serve or in the area designated by your director.

NOTE TO TOUR GUIDES: After checking your children in at the kiosk, all tour guides will check in with your directors in the foyer area in front of the Children’s Chapel doors. If you have children registered for VBS you may drop them off at 5:40 pm. It is super important that you arrive by 5:20 pm to get checked in, drop your kids off in the then be in your own group in the worship center by 5:30 ready to greet your kids.

NOTE: Volunteer's children will remain in the worship center with one of their tour guides. You may pick them up AFTER outside dismissal is complete for your group. For the safety and security of dismissal time, please do not pick them up beforehand.

8. What do I do if I need to pick up my child early from VBS?
If you need to pick your child up early, you will need to arrive at the information desk BEFORE 8:00 pm. After you show your security pick-up tag at the info desk, someone will get your child and bring him/her to you. If you arrive after 8:00, you will need to wait outside until children are brought out for dismissal.   

NOTE: For the safety and security of all children, no adults will be allowed into the building after 8:00 pm. 

9. Will an offering be taken up during VBS week?
Yes! This year’s offering will go to support

10. Tell me about the Kickoff Event?
Don't miss our exciting VBS Family Tailgate Kick-Off Party; Sunday, June 10th!
We'll begin in the Worship Center at 5:00 pm with our VBS Kick-Off service! This is a time for the whole family to get a taste of the adventure we'll take together during the week. After the service, we'll move to the parking lot for more fun! We'll be grilling out and have snow cones, bounce houses, popcorn, and games for families to enjoy. We'll also offer t-shirt and CD sales along with VBS registration for anyone who didn't pre-register…meaning no long lines for you on Monday evening!