What do I need for my VBS?
New to Lifeway’s VBS? Are you a first-time VBS Director? Overwhelmed by all of the resources in the catalog and not sure what all you need? Don’t worry … it’s as easy as 1-2-3!
Here are the THREE essential resources you need to buy. (After 1-2-3, everything else is optional.)
#1—Get the Directors Kit. This is a “one per church” item that includes all of the administrative and early planning resources that every VBS Directors will need. The Directors Kit is the first thing available every year, so that you can start planning as early as October 15th! Here’s a look at everything that’s included in the Directors Kit …
#2—Choose your Starter Kits. With Lifeway VBS, Bible study and rotations materials are bundled together to save you money and time! But there are several to choose from. So how do you know which one is right for you? Simple! All you need to know is how you plan to group kids at VBS. Will you keep kids of the same age/grade together or do you plan to put several different ages/grades together in one room?
If you’re keeping the same age/grade together (e.g. one class of 1st graders, one class of 2nd graders, one class of 3rd graders, and so forth), then you’ll want to choose the closely-graded resources included in the Preschool Starter Kit and the Kids Starter Kit.
- The Preschool Starter Kit includes everything you need to get started for one class of Babies–2-year olds, one class of 3s–Pre-K kiddos, and one class of kindergartners plus all of the preschool rotations. If you have more than one class, just add on another Preschool Starter Kit to your order or purchase the items a la carte.
- The Kids Starter Kit includes everything you need to get started for one class of 1st–2nd graders, one class of 3rd–4th graders, and one class of 5th–6th graders, plus all of the rotation guides for Grades 1–6. If you’ll have separate classes for each grade, simply purchase an additional Kids Starter Kit.
If you’re planning to group a wider age-range of kids together (for example, 3-year-olds through kindergartners or 1st–5th graders all together), you’ll want to get the Multi-age Starter Kit. This handy kit gives you one of everything you’ll need for a multi-age group of preschoolers (Bible study and rotations) as well as broadly-graded group of 1st–6th graders (Bible study and rotations).
#3—Grab your Worship Rally Pack. Don’t make the rookie mistake of only getting the Worship Rally CD Set or the DVD Set. If you’re doing Worship Rally, you need everything in this pack. So why not save yourself the headache of not being able to find what you need the week before VBS and save a little moola too? Purchasing the Worship Rally Pack saves you money over purchasing each piece separately. (Note: No disc drive? No problem! Choose the Digital Worship Rally Pack and get immediate digital downloads.)
Directors Kit + Starter Kit + Worship Rally Pack
It really is as easy as 1-2-3! (Now if only DOING VBS was this easy!)
wondering if there is a cd or download of the musical, the whole musical, not just the music. we are interested in doing it with puppets and a recording would be amazingly helpful.
Melita Thomas says
Yes, there is! It’s called the “Music Rotation and Musical CD.” It has rehearsal tracks and performance tracks for all of the music, as well as a recording of the drama to help kids learn their lines. https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/vbs-2022-music-rotation-and-musical-cd-P005834335
Lorie Brayboy says
I attended your VBS preview and I would like to ask one of your presenter a few questions would it be possible for you to share her email with me. Her name was Jenni Carter she spoke on Prayer The Best Way to Empower your VBS. Any help would be appreciated.
I am so frustrated! After talking to a customer service representative, I have been unable to get to page 18 of the catalog which is the overview of the week for preteens. I am waiting for my materials to arrive via USPS and only have 6 weeks to get my act together with my teaching partner. I wish the online availability was easier to navigate!!!
Melita Thomas says
Sorry you’re having trouble, Yulanda. We actually don’t have a “day at a glance” in the catalog for Preteens … it’s the same as what’s listed for children (Grades 1-6). If you need your curriculum immediately, we offer it as a digital download. Here’s the Preteen Leader Guide: https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/vbs-2022-vbx-preteen-bible-study-leader-guide-digital-P005837921
Rhonda Clark says
I have ordered worship rally pack twice. Both are defective.
Melita Thomas says
Hi Rhonda! Please contact our customer service team at 1-800-458-2772 and they’ll be happy to help!