Vacation Bible School 2018

Without further ado, we’re excited to invite your family to be part of Lighthouse’s 2018 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, Shipwrecked, kids are going to learn about how Jesus Christ rescues us!

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 20 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?

Priority registration has ended. You can attend if you attend Lighthouse, are unchurched, or attend a different church.

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

The main VBS program caters to children who were in kindergarten through fifth grade during the previous school year (Fall 2017-Spring 2018). A preschool program is available for children aged 5+ (by September 1, 2018) 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).

What happens if I have to cancel my kid’s registration?

If you need to cancel, contact vbs@lighthousesouthbay.org. Full refunds will be available for canceled registrations up until July 15. No refunds will be offered after July 15.

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

Please contact vbs@lighthousesouthbay.org to be added to the waitlist for the following closed classes: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade

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 – 8th graders will be required to participate in special training prior to VBS)

As of July 8th, daycare is closed. Please email vbs@lighthousesouthbay.org with any questions. 

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, but based on VBS needs, we may not be able to accommodate everybody.

There will be an All Volunteer Meeting the Sunday before VBS, August 5 at 1 PM to go over the details of the week. After the meeting, we’ll be setting up the church for VBS!

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, August 5)
  • Tear down (on Friday afternoon, August 10)

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