Lights! Camera! Action!

Get ready for the summer's biggest blockbuster as you take kids on a backstage tour of Big Picture Studios! In a media-driven culture, kids will be challenged to be discerning in their entertainment choices, learning to influence their world for Christ instead of letting the world influence them. Along the way, they'll have a blast with famous director "Cameron Axshon" and "Gloria Gonn," his leading lady, plus their mysterious Bible-preaching lighting director, who calls himself "Lights." Teach your kids that Jesus is the REAL star!

Program Overview

Day 1

"Learning Discernment"

 
Day 1
Learning Discernment
Judge carefully what you give your attention to! Many of the world’s offerings are VILE!
Psalm 101:3
I will set before my eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless men I hate; they will not cling to me.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Bible Story Lesson: “The Right Choice”

The story of Abraham and Lot. Adapted from Genesis 13, 14, and 19

Bible Application Lesson: "No Vile Thing"

An object lesson showing why giving attention to what is vile hinders our ability to follow God.
Drama Plot
“Lights” urges the director not to make a vile movie. Includes Gospel Presentation.
Craft

Big Star Sunglasses

These fun sunglasses let kids show their style!
Big Star Sunglasses Craft
Game

"Crab Kick"

Crab-walking kids kick a ball to score goals
Snack

Black Caviar

Raisins in chocolate syrup served on graham crackers.
Black Caviar Snack
Song

"No Vile Thing"

This song comes from Psalm 101:3 and is set to fun music!

Day 2

"Don't Compromise!"

 
Day 2
Don't Compromise!
Even a small amount of evil can poison something that is otherwise good.
Ecclesiastes 10:1
As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Bible Story Lesson: "Wisdom and Worldliness"

King Solomon Gets Off Track. Adapted from 1 Kings 3, 9, and 11

Bible Application Lesson: "A Little Yeast"

An object lesson showing how a small amount of folly or evil can poison our whole lives.
Drama Plot
The director tries to “spice up” a film by adding trashy scenes, but “Lights” sets him straight. Includes Gospel Presentation.
Craft

Clapper Boards

Kids will remember to “edit” out evil with these fun clappers!
Hollywood Clapper Board Craft
Game

"It's Outta Here!"

Dodge-ball where kids try to knock over pins.
Snack

Movie Cameras

Made of cheddar cheese, pepperoni, and pretzel sticks.
Movie Camera Snack
Song

"God's Way!"

This spoof of “On Broadway” reminds kids of GOD’S Way!

Day 3

"What Makes A Hero?"

 
Day 3
What Makes A Hero?
The world’s heroes are often poor role models. Look to Jesus to see a TRUE hero!
3 John 11A
Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Bible Story Lesson: "Heart Throbbers"

The story of David vs. Absalom. Adapted from 1 Samuel 16 and 17 and 2 Samuel 15 thru 18.

Bible Application Lesson: "Hero Shopping"

An object lesson which compares how the world’s heroes measure up to Christ.
Drama Plot
“Lights” explains to the director and leading lady what makes a TRUE hero. Includes Gospel Presentation.
Craft

Hero Handprints

These handprint crafts remind children to imitate Jesus!
Hollywood Hero Handprint Craft
Game

"Overflow"

Teams race to fill a bucket of water one cup at a time.
Snack

Premiere Bow Ties

Made with pretzels or apples, bananas, and chocolate.
Hollywood Bow Ties Snack
Song

"H-E-R-O!"

This up-tempo song reminds kids that Jesus is the ultimate hero!

Day 4

"Everlasting Awards!"

 
Day 4
Everlasting Awards!
Unlike the world’s shallow awards, God’s awards last forever!
Hebrews 12:2A
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Bible Story Lesson: "And the Glory Goes To..."

Nebuchadnezzar Learns a hard lesson about claiming God's glory. Adapted from Daniel chapters 1, 2, and 4.

Bible Application Lesson: "Awards that Last"

An object lesson comparing temporary worldly awards with God’s eternal rewards which glorify God.
Drama Plot
As the leading lady boasts of her awards, “Lights” describes EVERLASTING awards from God. Includes Gospel Presentation.
Craft

Crown of Glory Awards

These crowns remind kids of the REAL Crown of Glory we should work for.
Crown of Glory Craft
Game

"Capture the Treasure"

A variation on “Capture the Flag.”
Snack

"Crosscar" Awards

Awards made of cheese and cracker sticks.
Cross Award Snack
Song

"I Will Worship You"

This worship song reminds us to fix our eyes on Jesus.

Day 5

"Light it Up!"

 
Day 5
Light it Up!
Instead of being influenced by the world, impact your world for Jesus!
Matthew 5:16
I Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Bible Story Lesson: "This Little Light of Mine"

How Tabitha Let Her Light Shine. Adapted from Acts 9:36 thru 43.

Bible Application Lesson: "Spread the Light!"

An object lesson which shows how we can reflect God’s Light to those who are in the darkness.
Drama Plot
“Lights” and the gang get ready to light the world through the love of Jesus! Includes Gospel Presentation.
Craft

Megaphones

Make some noise and let the world hear about Jesus!
Hollywood Megaphone Craft
Game

"Lamps and Lights"

Teams react to the words “lamps” and “lights” by chasing each other.
Snack

Autograph Books

Graham cracker sandwiches with icing and pretzel sticks.
Hollywood Autograph Book Snack
Song

"In, Not Of"

This fun song reminds us to be lights to the world!

What You'll Get

Fast Facts

Quick information about this VBS

 
Question Answer
For Ages? 3 through 6th grade (Teen and Adult materials also included)
Teaching Levels? Up to four as needed (3s & 4's, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th, plus Teen and Adult lessons)
Bible Versions? NIV, KJV, HCSB, ESV, NLT, NKJV
Length of Program? Five days / 2 1/2 hours per day
Scale of Program? Scalable program can run in small churches and large churches
Reproducible? Yes. You are free to re-use or re-print materials freely for use within your own ministry.
Format? Digital web-based. Print your own materials as needed or teach straight from your mobile devices. No physical materials provided.
Cost? $99, plain and simple.
Sure, you might incur other costs depending on how you choose to use our program (printing, crafts supplies, and so on), but all you'll pay US is the price we're showing you. We won't nickel-and-dime you.

Web-based

Stored for you on our servers...

Our products are digital, not physical. That means you won't have to wait for us (or pay for us) to ship you a box full of stuff. Instead, we deliver all of our materials to you INSTANTLY by hosting it all "in the cloud" on our website. This allows you to get started right away, without having to keep track of books, discs, or other stuff. You and your staff can simply log in to our website from any computer or mobile device, and all of your materials are right there waiting for you, right at your fingertips, wherever you are!

Better still, our servers will always have the most recent, up-to-date versions of our materials, all backed up regularly and waiting for you to access, now or years in the future, anytime you need them! It's a faster, smarter, and less expensive way to do VBS! See our information below about what this VBS includes!


What's Included

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Included Components Description
For Ages 3 through 6th grade (Teen and Adult materials also included)
Six Bible Versions NIV, KJV, HCSB, ESV, NLT, NKJV
Director's Guidebook Overview of VBS with tips and directions for planning and operating VBS
Drama Guide Drama scripts with Gospel presentations for every day of VBS
Teaching Director's Guide A guide for planning and distributing the VBS lessons
Bible Story Lessons Bible story-based lessons at four teaching levels for each day of VBS
Bible Application Lessons Object lessons for Bible application at four teaching levels for each day of VBS
Adult & Teen Lessons Following the themes of the childrens' lessons, but at a more mature level
Music Media Downloadable audio tracks for the VBS songs
Music Guide Song lyrics, chord charts, and written hand motions for VBS songs
Crafts Guide Directions, supply lists, templates and diagrams for all VBS crafts
Games Guide Directions, rules, supply lists, and diagrams for VBS games
Snacks Guide Directions, supply lists, and recipes for all VBS snacks
Age Group Guides Directions for Age Group Leaders
Missions Guide Suggestions and fundraising tools for VBS missions projects
Registration & Scoring Directions and materials for offline registration and scorekeeping
Decorations Guide Suggestions and ideas for VBS decorating
Advertising Guide Pre-designed printable flyers and posters and other promotional materials
Banner Artwork Provide our artwork to your local sign shop to produce large advertising banners
Discipleship Materials Free follow-up materials for newly-saved children
Gospel Tracts A selection of printable gospel tracts to pass out to kids or adults
Clip Art VBS character art in different ethnicities, along with a selection of logos, posters, and general VBS clip art
T-Shirt Artwork Provide our artwork to your local t-shirt shop to produce VBS t-shirts

What's Needed

Items you'll need to supply

 
Item Explanation
Classrooms Needed 4 Minimum. Up to 8 for large programs.
Volunteers Needed One adult for every ten children, plus five
Supplies Needed for Crafts, Games, Snacks, etc. Our crafts, games, and snack projects all call for low-cost supplies which can be purchased from nearly any discount store like Walmart. Alternately, many of the supplies can be purchased at discounts from various vendors online. The specific items you'll need are detailed in the VBS materials themselves, and the quantities needed depends upon the number of children you will have.
Paper If you choose to print everything we supply, you'll need 500-1000 sheets or more of paper. See "Printing Solutions" below.
Ink or Toner If you choose to print everything we supply, you'll probably go through a couple of ink cartridges. Laser printing may be more cost-effective. See "Printing Solutions" below.
Printing Solutions It may not be necessary for you to print many of our materials. Using smartphones or tablets, you and your staff can access our materials from those devices and work straight from their screens. Or, you can have multiple people login to our website and ask them to print a portion of the materials you need. For example, you could ask teachers to print their own lessons, etc. Smaller churches will surely not need to do as much printing, and larger churches will tend to be more capable of larger amounts of printing. Higher amounts of printing will cause increased costs in paper and toner. However, even if your ministry spends as much as $150 for ink and paper, the cost of our VBS still comes in lower than most of our competitors.

Price Comparison

Our cost vs. their cost

When comparing VBS prices, you need to know about additional expenses you'll incur. With our VBS, you'll need to buy some paper and some ink or toner. But with our competition, you'll have to buy a whole lot more! Check out the cost breakdowns below for a VBS of 100 children:

TruthQuest Full VBS Kit: $99

Includes everything from the "What's Included" section above, and it's all re-printable. To use it for a VBS of 100 children, you'll just have to buy some paper and ink or toner:

TruthQuest VBS Additional Costs
Cost for copy paper you'll need $25
Cost for ink or toner you'll use $65
Base cost ($99) plus additional costs ($90) $189

TruthQuest Total Cost: $189

(Excluding supply costs for crafts, games, snacks, etc.) This would be the cost for using our VBS for 100 children. Compare this with our competition:


Competition's Starter Kit: $99

Includes single copies of guides for the VBS Director, Snacks, Games, Crafts, Assemblies & Drama, Preschool Lessons, K-1st Lessons, 2nd-3rd Lessons, 4th-6th Lesson Guide, and Student Discipleship, along with some sample trinkets and DVDs. But, in order to use their VBS for 100 children, you'll also have these additional costs:

Competitors VBS Additional Costs
NOTE: Items with an asterisk (*) are included in the Starter Kit, but additional copies will likely be needed and must be purchased separately.
Cost for Preschool lesson guide* $15
Cost for K-1st lesson guide* $15
Cost for 2nd-3rd lesson guide* $15
Cost for 4th-6th lesson guide* $15
Cost for Teen & Adult Lesson Guide $30
Cost for a set of nine teaching posters $10
Cost for Take-Home lessons for 100 kids $100
Cost for Helper Guides for 20 volunteers $19
Cost for Crafts Guide* $8
Cost for Games Guide* $8
Cost for Snacks Guide* $8
Cost for Discipleship Guides for 100 kids $130
Cost for Gospel Tracts for 100 kids $10
Cost for 100 Advertising Flyers $30
Cost for 20 Advertising Posters $12
Cost for digital banner artwork to send to a sign shop $10
Cost for 20 Decorating Posters $12
Cost for 5 station rotation signs $10
Cost for 100 VBS Certificates $30
Cost for 120 VBS name tags $6
Cost for VBS Music $30
Base cost ($99) plus additional costs ($523) $622

Competition's Total Cost: $622

(Excluding supply costs for crafts, games, snacks, etc.) This would be the cost for using their VBS for 100 children. That's over THREE TIMES the cost of TruthQuest!


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