Calvary Christian Church

Vacation Bible School 2019

Welcome to The Incredible Race!
Our Vacation Bible School program for 2019 is almost here!

SAVE THE DATE

June 24 -28, 2019
Mon-Thurs (9am-1pm)
Fri (4pm-8pm)

READY, SET, GO!

It’s a Vacation Bible School like no other!

Kids will discover that, no matter where we live, what shade of skin we have, or what language we speak, we are all part of the same race—the human race—and all part of the same family from Adam and Eve. One Family, One Race, with One Savior!

As they examine the events surrounding the tower of Babel, kids will learn that God is calling people from every tribe and nation through his Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. And that he wants us to share this good news in kindness and love with our neighbors nearby and far away.

Why This Theme?

Our culture is very confused about race. If we are all descendants of Adam and Eve, why are there so many races? The Incredible Race teaches kids biblical answers to this question and more in a way that they will easily understand. No matter where we live, what shade of skin we have, or what language we speak, we are all part of the same race—the human race—and all part of the same family from Adam and Eve.

As kids examine the events surrounding the tower of Babel, they will learn that God is calling people from every tribe and nation through his Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. And that he wants us to share this good news in kindness and love with our neighbors nearby and far away.

Join The Incredible Race and experience God’s love for every tribe, language, and nation!

FROM THE MINUTE YOUR KIDS ARRIVE AT THE INCREDIBLE RACE, THEY’LL FIND FUN WAITING TO HAPPEN!

The day begins at the Checkpoint Assembly, a supercharged opening complete with entertaining welcomes, catchy songs, a teaching moment, and prayer. Then we’re off to four fun rotation sites:

Refueling Station

Here, as the kids receive clues and accept challenges, they’ll discover the tower of Babel account isn’t just ancient history, but incredibly important to how we live today.

Runway Cafe

The snack spot! Kids will enjoy global goodies at this yummy spot while completing food-related challenges.

Globe-Trotting Games

The recreation location! At this spot, kids attempt fun physical challenges of international proportions, with games from all over the world!

World-Class Science & Crafts

Electrifying science experiments to perform, creative crafts to invent, high energy songs to sing, and fun memory verse games to play!

DAY 1: READY, SET, GO:
BEFORE BABEL

BIBLE PASSAGES
Racing Through Genesis
Genesis 1–11

REFUELING STATION LESSON FOCUS
As the race starts, we explore the beginning of the human race and why nobody has run a perfect race through life.

MILE MARKER MEMORY VERSE
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
The cycle of sin
How the world got divided into continents.

Bo the Anaconda

WORLD-CLASS SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Experiment: Light It Up! & Let It Rain
Crafts: Table Top Futbol & Tie the Snake

RUNWAY CAFE
Circles and Salsa, Brazilian Brigadeiros

COOL CONTESTS
Guessing Game

GLOBE-TROTTING GAMES
South American Games

ANIMAL PAL
Bo the Anaconda (South America)

 

Experiment: Light it Up!

DAY 2: HITTING A ROADBLOCK:
AT BABEL

BIBLE PASSAGES
Tower of Babel
Genesis 11:1–9

REFUELING STATION LESSON FOCUS
On this leg of the race. we stop at the Tower of Babel and check out the important and loving roadblock God provided there.

MILE MARKER MEMORY VERSES
Its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the the face of all the earth. (Genesis 11:9)

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
Ziggurats
Languages

Jamal the Camel

WORLD-CLASS SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Experiment: Flying High, Full of Hot Air
Crafts: Mini Globe and Let’s Face It

RUNWAY CAFE
Tower Treats, Pita Chips and Dip

COOL CONTESTS
Team Cheers

GLOBE-TROTTING GAMES
Asian Games

ANIMAL PAL
Jamal the Camel (Asia)

 

 

 

Experiment: Flying High

 

DAY 3: ONE RACE, MANY NATIONS:
AFTER BABEL

BIBLE PASSAGES
The Table of Nations
Genesis 10
Psalm 139
Acts 17:26

REFUELING STATION LESSON FOCUS
On leg three, we see how the human race develops into people groups with different languages, cultures, and physical features, but how we are still all one race.

MILE MARKER MEMORY VERSE
And he made from one man every nation. (Acts 17:26)

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
One blood, one race
I’ve got DNA—why I look like I do

The Pup Patrol

WORLD-CLASS SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Experiment: DNA & Spot the Color
Crafts: Mud Hut Mission Bank & Pipe Cleaner People\

RUNWAY CAFE
Shades of Cake, Chapatis

COOL CONTESTS
Dress-Up Day

GLOBE-TROTTING GAMES
African Games

ANIMAL PALS
The Pup Patrol (Africa)

 

 

Experiment: Spot the Color

DAY 4: ONE WAY – JESUS:
BABEL AND THE GOSPEL

BIBLE PASSAGES
The Gospel and a Glimpse of Heaven
Revelation 7:9–10

REFUELING STATION LESSON FOCUS
On our fourth leg, we discover the need to yield our lives to God as he reaches out to all nations, tribes, and peoples with his love through Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.

MILE MARKER MEMORY VERSE
The Father has sent his son to be the Savior of the World. (1 John 4:14)

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
God provides just one way to be saved.

Agape and Phileo the Polish-Swans

WORLD-CLASS SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Experiments: Polishing Pennies & Rainbow Float
Crafts: Mosaic Cross & Backpack Zipper Pull

RUNWAY CAFE
Leaning Towers of Chees-a, English Scones

COOL CONTESTS
Bible Verse Challenge

GLOBE-TROTTING GAMES
European Games

ANIMAL PALS
Agape and Phileo the Polish Swans (Europe)

 

Experiment: Polishing Pennies

DAY 5: GREEN LIGHT – GO:
WHY BABEL MATTERS TODAY

BIBLE PASSAGES
The Good Samaritan
Luke 10:25–37

REFUELING STATION LESSON FOCUS
On this final leg, we learn that because God loves all people groups, we ought to treat others with love and respect, not prejudice and judgment.

MILE MARKER MEMORY VERSE
If God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (1 John 4:11)

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
God provides just one way to be saved: Jesus Christ.

Racer the Roadrunner

WORLD-CLASS SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Experiment: Go! & All Bandaged Up
Crafts: Kindness Cards & Travelers Tic-Tac-Toe

RUNWAY CAFE
Global Cheese Balls, Big Apple Mini Pies

COOL CONTESTS
Mission Money Mania

GLOBE-TROTTING GAMES
North American Games

ANIMAL PAL
Racer the Roadrunner (North America)

 

Experiment: All Bandaged Up