Without further ado, we’re excited to invite your family to be part of Lighthouse’s 2019 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, Roar, kids are going to learn about God’s goodness!
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?
Due to size limitations, we will be offering priority registration from June 2 (7 PM) to June 23 to families who call Lighthouse their home church, and 2) non-churched families. Starting on Sunday, June 23 (7 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 Sunday, June 23, 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 in kindergarten through fifth grade during the previous school year (Fall 2018-Spring 2019). A preschool program is available for children aged 5+ (by December 31, 2019) and potty-trained.
What if my child’s grade is full?
If your child’s grade fills up, we ask that you sign them up on the waitlist we have made available. We cannot guarantee that spots will open up for your child’s class, but we will contact you by July 15 if additional spaces open.
How much does VBS cost?
$40 for each 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Full refunds will be available for canceled registrations up until July 14. No refunds will be offered after July 14.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
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:
- A member or regular attender of Lighthouse
- Able to volunteer at least three 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)
Thank you to all of our youth volunteers that have signed up to help! Unfortunately, we cannot take any more at this time, but a waitlist is available in case more spots open up. We will contact those on the waitlist if anything changes.
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 4 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)
- Parking (help with volunteer shuttle service before and after VBS)
- Set up (on Sunday, August 4)
- Tear down (on Friday afternoon, August 9)
If you have any questions regarding VBS volunteering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is now closed.