VBS: June 25 – 29, 2018

‘Game On!’

 

Grab your megaphones, lace up your cleats, and tune up your horn. It’s time to gear up for the big game! It’s go time! Whether you’re the type to root from the stands, march in the band, cheer on the field, or hustle to the line, the time is now—it’s Game On!

Kids are under so much pressure—to perform well, to be the best, to balance schedules that are full to the brim, to excel in every arena. From that vantage point, life’s big game can seem like no fun. But when we step back, we realize that the goal is not competing in our own strength. God has already given us everything we need! He’s given us His complete Word as the ultimate playbook. He’s given us Himself, which gives us a reason to celebrate. He wants us to join His team, to train hard, to celebrate our salvation, to encourage one another, and spur each other on. So what are you waiting for? This is Spirit Week 2018. It’s Game On!

 

VBS is for children age 5 – 6th grade. Children age 0-4 will not be able to participate unless their parent or caretaker is a registered VBS volunteer.

All children must sign a liability release to participate in VBS.

Click here to register your child for VBS.

Click here to register as a volunteer.

VBS Information

When is VBS?

June 25-29, 2018 (6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
On-site registration will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Volunteers should arrive by 8:30 a.m. each morning to be in their designated area.

Is there a cost for VBS?

No cost to attend VBS.
Optional: VBS Music CD $3 each and VBS t-shirt $7 each.

Who is VBS for?

General public: Children five years old through completed 6th grade. Due to space limitations, only five-year-olds and up will be allowed to participate in VBS.
Children of volunteers: Birth through age 4 can participate when a parent volunteers to serve during VBS.

Registration Procedures

All children as well as volunteers must be registered.
Go to www.orbcnet/vbs to register.

  1. Submit a liability form for each attending child (not needed for volunteers). It is a 2 step process so be sure to check your email for the final step. This is done once per year and is valid for ALL ORBC activities that year.
  2. Register your child to attend.
  3. Register yourself to volunteer (must be IBC member and have background check on file)
  4. Purchase an optional t-shirt and/or music CD for each child. (NOTE: Volunteers shirts are free and do NOT need to be ordered. Volunteer shirt size is requested when registering).
  5. Make an optional donation to VBS
  6. Order your Chick-fil-A meals online for Family Night (Orders must be placed by 5pm on Tue 6/12/18).

DEADLINES:

  • All child buddy requests must be registered by May 6 as we have 100 children to place.
  • T-Shirt orders MUST be placed by May 6 as we order in bulk to receive a discount and can’t keep adding one or two T-shirts.
  • All children must be registered by May 20 to receive a packet in the mail.
  • Chick-fil-A meals must be ordered by 5pm Tue, June 12

All children not pre-registered must go to a first-time registration station, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on June 25. Avoid long lines, register by June 3!
If you want your child in the same group as one of their friends, then both children must be registered before May 6. Due to the number of children anticipated, only ONE friend request can be honored per child.

Items Not Permitted

Wheeled shoes, skateboards, and gum

Dress Code for Children

Children are encouraged to dress in comfortable clothes for the day. During our Sunday Service program, children are encouraged to wear their VBS t-shirt and jeans or shorts.

All volunteers must complete a background check prior to volunteering at VBS.

Click here to begin your Background Check

Also go to the Volunteer Assignments page for find out where you are assigned for VBS.

Director’s Goal

Love children into the Kingdom of God! And have fun doing it!

Vacation Bible School (VBS) Theme

Game On! – VBS invites kids to grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments. As they fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drumline, players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook. He wants them to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another. Get in the spirit today with Game On! VBS.

VBS Scripture

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence.
2 Peter 1:3

VBS Motto

Gear Up!
Get Ready!
Game On!

Our VBS Purpose Statement

VBS is a fun-filled, spiritual adventure for boys and girls that provides concentrated Bible study and encourages real-life application. The intention of VBS is to reach people of all ages, leading them to know and respond to Jesus Christ as led by the Holy Spirit.

God’s Blessings at Oak Ridge

God has chosen to bless the ministry of VBS at Oak Ridge Baptist Church. We are committed to providing a VBS program that reaches a high number of children, while maintaining our high standards of quality.

Measurable Goals

  • 100 Children and 30 Workers
  • 10% Attendees from no church background
  • 50 expressed conversions or re-commitments
  • Connect Families with Family Night Closing Program
  • Follow-up of 100% of the students; enroll families in Bible Study
  • Enroll in Children’s Jump Start