Salvation Army Canada - e-TIPS for Youth Workers
e-TIPS for Youth Workers

e-TIPS: tips for youth workers                                                                                                     JANUARY 2018


It’s amazing how quickly Spring Break and Summer VBS programs can creep up on us.  So now is the time to start considering which VBS program and package is the best match for your ministry.  Here are a few we’d like to highlight for you:

Group’s Shipwrecked – Rescued by Jesus: Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive.  Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms.
Day 1 – When you’re lonely…Jesus rescues.  Bible story: Jesus tells about lost things (Luke 15).
Day 2 – When you worry…Jesus rescues.  Bible story:  Martha worries and complains (Luke 10:38-42).
Day 3 – When you struggle…Jesus rescues.  Bible story: Jesus friends try to rescue him in the Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:39-54; Matthew 26:36-56).
Day 4 – When you do wrong…Jesus rescues.  Bible story: Jesus welcomes a criminal before dying and coming back to life (Luke 23:26-24: 12).
Day 5 – When you’re powerless…Jesus rescues.  Bible story:  Peter and John heal a lame man in Jesus’ name (Acts 3:1-26).

Group’s Babylon – Daniels Courage in Captivity:
This summer join Daniel – torn from his home and forced into the king’s service.  Explore exotic sights and smells in a Babylonian bazaar!
Day 1 – When things change, God is with you.  Bible story: Enemies capture Daniel and his friends and take them to Babylon (Daniel 1)
Day 2 – When you need help, God is with you.  Bible story: Daniel interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s dream (Daniel 2)
Day 3 – When you are afraid, God is with you.  Bible story: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego survive a fiery furnace (Daniel 3).
Day 4 – When you are lonely, God is with you.  Bible story: Daniel prays even though it means he might get in trouble (Daniel 6:1-16)
Day 5 – When you are thankful, God is with you.  Bible story: God saves Daniel from the lions (Daniel 6:16-28).

Group’s Polar Blast – Where God’s Love is Cool:
This is Group’s ultimate weekend getaway VBS.  Sled into an iceway to spend the ultimate summer weekend.  Kids chill with new friends and warm up to Jesus – the coolest friend of all.  Each day focuses on one main Bible point.  Each session is 2 ½ hours with a 20-minute Sunday celebration.
Day 1 – Jesus will always welcome you.  Bible story: Jesus welcomes the children. (Luke 18:15-17).
Day 2 – Jesus will always welcome you.  Bible story:  Jesus welcomes a criminal before dying and coming back to life (Luke 23:26-24: 12).

Lifeway’s Game On! Gearing Up for Life’s Big Game:
invites your kids to grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments.  As they fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drumline, your players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook.  He wants them to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another.  Get in the spirit today with Game On! VBS (2 Peter 1:3).  Days at a glance: Jesus cares about me; Jesus gives me hope; Jesus helps me believe; Jesus loves me; Jesus gives me joy.

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