Heroes of Faith VBS 2022

Day 1: God speaks to Samuel

We learned about a young boy named Samuel and how God called him to be his prophet in Israel. Samuel learned to listen to the Lord.
We listen to God through his Word, the Bible. There he speaks to every situation in our life. We learn why we have troubles in this life, and we learn about our Savior, Jesus. Listening to God’s Word, your kids are heroes of faith, too.

Day 1 memory treasure:

"Speak, Lord, your servant is listening" (1 Samuel 3:10).

Below are some of the activities we enjoyed on Day 1!

Art

Our younger kids made a starry nighttime background with a banner of our Bible treasure. The older kids painted a similar background and included a lamp stand in the design.

Games

The kids ran an obstacle course, pretending to be Samuel running to Eli in the middle of the night. The older kids  also had a team bed-making race!

Science

The kids participated in fun listening activities that experimented with different sounds and decibels.

Day 2: David and Goliath

We learned about a young boy named David. He was a hero of faith who trusted that the Lord would give him victory over a Philistine warrior named Goliath. He inspired others to trust the Lord’s promises, too.
We can trust the Lord to keep the promises he has made to us in his Word. Your children are heroes of faith as they find their strength and help in the Lord.

Day 2 memory treasure:

"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped."
(Psalm 28:7).

These are some of the activities we enjoyed on Day 2!

Art

The younger kids created a scene of a stream to show where David found his stones. The older kids made a game out of rocks, which also reminded them of the stones David used against Goliath.

Games

Accuracy challenges reminded the children of how David defeated Goliath by trusting the Lord, not by using his own strength or skill.

Science

The kids got to see how small they would be compared to Goliath. They then used realistic slingshots to help them imagine what it would have been like for David to fight against Goliath.

Day 3: Naaman's servant girl

We learned about a young servant girl who shared her faith with the family she served. Even though she had been taken away from her family and brought to another country, she shared the good news of her God with people she could have considered her enemy.
We can share the promises that God has made to us, too. Your children are heroes of faith who can share the good news of their Savior with all people.

Day 3 memory treasure:

"For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard" (Acts 4:20).

These are some of the activities we enjoyed on Day 3!

Art

The kids made candle holders to remind us to let our light shine like the servant girl did. The younger kids also made speech-bubble suncatchers.

Games

The kids played water games that reminded them of when Naaman dipped himself in the Jordan River.

Science

The kids learned about sediments by making sediment bottles. These remind them of the servant girl’s master, Naaman, who listened to the prophet Elisha and was cleansed of his leprosy in the Jordan River.

Day 4: King Josiah

We learned about a boy named Josiah who became the king of Israel when he was very young. By that time, the people had forgotten about God’s Word.  While his workers were making repairs to the temple, they found the scrolls of God’s Word. Josiah had them read the scrolls to the people and led the people in following the Lord once again.
Just as King Josiah led his people back to God's Word, we can lead others to God’s Word, too. Your children are heroes of faith as they share God’s powerful Word with their friends and family.

Day 4 memory treasure:

"Faith comes from hearing the message and the message is heard through the Word of Christ." (Romans 10:17).

Below are some of the activities we enjoyed on Day 4!

Art

The kids made scrolls with a Bible verse on them, which reminded them of how King Josiah found the Word and shared it with the people.

Games

The younger kids pretended to build up and fix the temple with blocks. The older kids played a Bible treasure hunt.

Science

The Bible was hidden in the temple because the people had forgotten about it. The older children made hidden messages with lemon juice on paper. Ironing them revealed their hidden messages. The younger children used white crayon on white paper and painted over it to reveal their hidden messages.

The week's events ended with a program where the children sang songs and told parents and guests about all they had learned!

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