The Epic Saga...

A long time ago in a galaxy very nearby, an epic saga began. This is the saga of man's struggle with evil, and the Savior who came to save them all by His scars. Kids will experience a summarized history of the entire Bible, broken into five "episodes" in the tradition of "Star Wars." This fun theme spoofs and pays homage to the space opera franchise that has become a cultural icon, and uses the appeal of "Star Wars" to show kids the TRUE saga of God's Word! Along the way, kids will train to become J-Di's (Jesus Disciples) who will stand for God's Truth and spread His light to the world!

Program Overview

Episode I

"The Greatest Menace"

 
Episode I
The Greatest Menace
Soon after God creates the earth, man falls to a deadly threat called “sin.” forcing all mankind to face death and separation from God. Yet, God sets a plan in motion to rescue man from this deadly menace.
Colossians 1:13-14
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Bible Lesson "A": "Light and Darkness"

This lesson starts with God’s perfect Creation, but then shows how Adam and Eve sinned and caused darkness to reign in the world. This lesson teaches why God separates light from darkness.

Bible Lesson "B": "The Keepers of the Light"

Years after Adam and Eve, and after working through numerous people, God chooses Abraham to be the father of His chosen people, through whom His Light would someday come.
Drama Plot
Lucas explains how the epic war began and introduces the Saber of Light–God’s Word–which is a light to our path and a double-edged sword.
Craft

Sabers of Light

Fun swords made from pool noodles.
Light Sabers Craft
Game

"J-Di Defense Training"

Kids run back and forth through a game area, avoiding being “zapped” by enemies with pool noodles!
Snack

Sabers of Light

Pretzel rods covered in colored icing.
Lightsabers Snack
Song

"The Great 'I AM'"

This contemporary rock song praises God and His many names!

Episode II

"A New Nation"

 
Episode II
A New Nation
Years after God’s promise to Abraham, the Hebrews become slaves in Egypt. But God calls one man to lead His people out of slavery and into His Light, if only the people would abide in Him.
Joshua 24:15
Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve... But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Bible Lesson "A": "A Chosen People"

From the Biblical accounts of Abraham’s family up to slavery in Egypt, this lesson will show that God chose and set apart the family of Abraham, because of his faith, to be the people through whom Jesus would eventually come.

Bible Lesson "B": "Choose Whom You'll Serve"

From the Exodus to the entry into the Promised Land, kids will see that God has promised rest to those who will remain in His light, if we will only choose to follow and trust Him.
Drama Plot
Lucas explains to Luna and J.J. that God has chosen us, and we must all choose whether to stay in darkness or to come into God’s Light.
Craft

Robodroids

Robots made from paper cups and popsicle sticks
Robodroid Craft
Game

"Speeder Racing"

Kids sit on tarps pulled through a course by teammates in a relay race between teams!
Snack

Alien Faces

Build your own aliens from veggies, cheese, pretzels and more!
Alien Faces Snack
Song

"Chosen"

This ballad reminds kids that God has chosen them for His purpose!

Episode III

"The Fall of Israel"

 
Episode III
The Fall of Israel
Through a chaotic and destructive cycle of rebellion against God, the Lord finally sends His people into captivity and oppression. Yet, even now, a Hope is promised for the future...
Matthew 5:16
In the same way, 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 Lesson "A": "Lighting the World"

An object lesson showing how to make an oil lamp illustrates how the heart of David, though imperfect, served as a light for future generations, pointing to God’s future Promise.

Bible Lesson "B": "A Legacy of Light and Dark"

Comparing David and Jeroboam, this lesson shows how David’s example influenced the kings of Judah, and how Jeroboam’s example influenced the wicked kings of Israel for years to come.
Drama Plot
Luna explains to JJ that she came to be a J-Di because Lucas had long ago shown her an example of Godliness by his life. Includes Gospel Presentation.
Craft

Cross Wing Fighters

Model fighter ships made from folded paper.
Cross-Wing Fighter Craft
Game

"Blast Bolt"

A target game where teams try to throw pool noodles (blast bolts) through the opposing team’s goal while defending their own.
Snack

Asteroids

Chocolate and honey-graham coated marshmallow treats.
Asteroids Snack
Song

"I Will Worship"

This worship song is a declaration of love for all that God is!

Episode IV

"The Only Hope"

 
Episode IV
The Only Hope
After 400 years of silence from God, a Light comes into the world and brings a New Promise. Yet, the Messiah is treated with suspicion and finally put to death. Has hope vanished?
1 Peter 3:18A
For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Bible Lesson "A": "The Light Has Come"

From the Gospel accounts, kids will see that the life of Jesus on earth was like the rising of the sun, bringing long-awaited Light to the world for all who would receive it.

Bible Lesson "B": "Life Rises From Death"

From the Gospel accounts, kids will see that Jesus took all the world’s sin upon Himself when He died, putting it to death. Then, when Jesus rose, He left sin in the grave and changed everything!
Drama Plot
JJ’s curiosity about Jesus grows as Lucas and Luna explain that everything in all of history hinges on Jesus and His sacrifice for us. Includes Gospel Presentation.
Craft

J-Di Utility Pouches

Belt pouches for holding gospel tracts, and more!
J-Di Utility Pouch Craft
Game

"Stronghold Assault"

Kids run through a gauntlet of “enemy fire” while trying to get their missiles into the opposing team’s goal!
Snack

Missiles and Moons

Pretzel and cracker-coated cheese balls served with carrots.
Missiles and Moons Snack
Song

"Saber of Light"

This showtune-ish song teaches that Jesus is a Saber of Light!

Episode V

"Return of the King"

 
Episode V
Return of the King
Two millennia after Christ’s departure for Heaven, the promise remains for His triumphant return to earth as King of Kings, vanquishing darkness once and for all!
Revelation 22:5
There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Bible Lesson "A": "Preparing for Dawn"

From accounts of the early church, kids will see how we should spread the Light of Jesus as far as we can during this final “spiritual night,” because the dawn of Christ’s eternal reign is fast approaching.

Bible Lesson "B": "The Final Battle"

This lesson illustrates that Jesus will return and put a final end to darkness, reigning forever as King of Kings. (This lesson does not speculate on timelines or details of the End Times, but instead focuses on Christ’s victory)
Drama Plot
As Lucas explains the certain return and triumph of Jesus, he calls JJ, Luna, and all the kids to hold up the Saber of Light until Jesus returns. Includes Gospel Presentation.
Craft

J-Di Crowns

Crowns made from card stock. Based on 1 Cor. 9:25 and 1 Tim. 4:8. (These crowns are to be "cast off" in the final closing assembly)
Crown of Glory Craft
Game

"Saber Training"

Kids race to knock down as many upright sabers (pool noodles) as they can with their own sabers of light!
Snack

Star Cookies

Iced star-shaped sugar cookies.
Star Cookies Snack
Song

"Mighty Indeed!"

This powerful song shows through all time that God is mighty!

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
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)
Four Bible Versions NIV, KJV, HCSB, ESV
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 Lesson Packs Lesson packs for each day of VBS, provided at four teaching levels. Each Lesson Pack contains TWO lessons--Lesson "A" and Lesson "B," and each lesson covers a period of Biblical history incorporated with object lessons and visuals. These visuals change as each lesson progresses, giving kids a visual reminder of the need for a Savior.
Adult & Teen Lessons Following the themes of the childrens' lessons, but at a more mature level
Music Media Downloadable audio and video 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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