Vacation Bible School 2017

Without further ado, we’re excited to invite your family to be part of Lighthouse’s 2017 VBS! The hope for each VBS is that our children would know Christ, either for the first time or in a deeper way. With this year’s theme, Maker Fun Factory, kids are going to explore the love of their amazing Creator.

You may have some questions.

What does a day at VBS look like?

After checking into their crews (age-specific classes), children start the day by singing songs together in the sanctuary. Each crew then cycles through a rotation of various stations in 40 minute intervals (teaching, crafts, recreation, snack, video). Each crew and each station are supervised by adult volunteers. All the crews then reassemble in the sanctuary at the close of the day to sing a few more songs before being picked up by their parents.

Who can attend Lighthouse’s VBS?

Due to size limitations, we will be offering priority registration from June 11 to July 2 to families who call Lighthouse their home church, and 2) non-churched families. Starting on Sunday, July 2 at 6 PM, we will open registration to all applicants.

If you attend a church other than Lighthouse, we kindly request that you not apply for VBS until July 2, after the priority registration period has ended.

My child is _____ years old. Can she attend VBS?

The main VBS program caters to children who were inĀ kindergarten through fifth grade during the previous school year (Fall 2016-Spring 2017). Please note that is a different aging rubric than we have used previously. A preschool program is available for children aged 5+ (by September 1, 2017) and potty-trained.

How much does VBS cost?

$40 for the first child, $35 for each subsequent child. This includes all VBS materials, a VBS t-shirt, and a VBS music CD (one per family).

The following grades have reached capacity:

  • PreK/TK
  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade

If you have any questions, please contact vbs@lighthousesouthbay.org.

Registration is closed.

In order for our VBS to run smoothly, we depend on incredible volunteers from our church! We hope that you’ll consider serving in this year’s VBS!

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers must be:

  • Christian
  • A member or regular attender of Lighthouse
  • Able to volunteer at least two full days of VBS (8:15 AM – 12:15 PM)
  • Junior high-aged or older (6th and 7th graders will be required to participate in special training prior to VBS)

What will volunteers be doing?

VBS volunteers meet together at 8:15 AM each day for some light breakfast and a devotional before the VBS program begins at 9 AM.

Volunteers are assigned to a specific area of ministry. We will consider people’s preferences, butĀ based on VBS needs, we may not be able to accommodate everybody.

Opportunities to serve include:

Crew Leading (assisting with age-specific classes as they rotate through stations)
Organized Recreation
Day care (for young children [1-4 y.o.] of volunteers)
Pre-K/TK
Crafts
Parking (help with volunteer shuttle service before and after VBS)
Medical
Photography
Set up (on Sunday, July 30)
Tear down (on Friday afternoon, August 4)

 

If you have any questions regarding VBS volunteering, please contact vbs@lighthousesouthbay.org.

VBS Volunteer sign ups have closed.