VBS 2020
August 17-21
Registration Closed

ROCKY RAILWAY VBS:
Jesus’ power pulls us through!

Update 8/27/20: CDs and bible memory buddies are available for purchase from Group Publishing or Concordia Supply

Click on the images below to go to the website to purchase these items:

bible buddies

Note: you may need to find 9 friends to share the cost because it only comes in packs of 10 -- or, consider giving them out as stocking stuffers!

     
You can purchase a hard copy of the CD or a unique code to download the music to your device!

We want to give a HUGE thank you to God for providing such an amazing VBS team this year - from video production to our youth helpers to all our parking lot service servants - we are SO grateful for each person who lent their talents, time and heart to serve our community through VBS this summer! We love you guys! Now rest up because VBS 2021 is just around the corner!

Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.

Join us on August 17th to August 21st for our re-imagined VBS program:

  • If you did not pick up your stay-on-track kit on 8/14, you may pick it up before the Parking Lot Service. Come to the Information table with balloons and please wait in a socially distant line at 5:30 or 6:30 PM
  • 9:00 AM Everyday of VBS: New Video Content will be available daily on the VBS website and via email link for registered friends
  • Each evening of VBS, join us for a parking lot service at the church with a different activity to supplement the Bible point (reservation required)
  • Dinner and Jesus? Yes, please! You can order Chick-fil-A for Thursday! (more info on our Parents' Page)

Children from Pre-K to those entering 5th grade will explore how the power of Jesus pulls us through! Each day, your kids will discover God's love through high-energy praise songs, Bible stories, fun skits, and their own Stay-On-Track kits for at-home exploration.

Our VBS program is open to the public. Activities are best suited for children entering Pre-K through 5th grade.  Children 4 years and under are definitely welcome to join us but will need PARENT HELP with the Stay-on-Track kit contents. This year's VBS is designed to provide a virtual and in-person experience so that your family can safely participate at home and in-person with our nightly, socially distant parking lot services.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us.

Share Your VBS Photos @oakdalekidsmd

 

 

Kids Korner

Welcome to "Kids Korner" where you'll find everything kids need to bring VBS into the home.

Each day of VBS will bring a new video complete with:

  • Sing & Play Express Praise songs
  • Bible Buddy of the Day
  • KidVid story about a real kid who is relying on Jesus to pull them through life’s challenges, with corresponding discussion questions to keep the conversation flowing
  • Bible Adventures for Preschool
  • Bible Adventures for Elementary
  • Announcements

We hope this will provide all you need to ensure your children are having a spectacular Staycation VBS experience! (Recordings are about 40 minutes and are perfect for pause and play!)

Check out what's in your Stay-On-Track Kit with Ms. Jessica who will walk you through which craft and snack to do each day during VBS week!

 
 

Time Stamps:
0:35 Giving Back | 1:30 Day 1 Craft & Snack | 4:00 Day 2 Craft & Snack | 6:00 Day 3 Craft & Snack | 8:20 Day 4 Craft & Snack | 10:10 Day 5 Craft & Snack | 12:00 Extra Info

Kids Music Videos

 

 

Parents' Page

Resources, News and Videos
Click the Newsletter tab for updates

We will have two celebration slots (services) each night of VBS to accommodate the safe outdoor gathering restrictions in the parking lot. Please use the sign-up genius link above to sign up for EITHER Group A OR Group B.

Please note that we will be taking photos and video for promotional purposes. If you would like to opt out of this waiver please contact  (Kids' Pastor).

Feel free to bring chairs, blankets, dinner, water - whatever you need to be comfortable - as we participate in the evening parking lot service!

 
*** In light of the thunderstorms forecasted for Friday, 8/21, the movie night activity will be rescheduled for the fall. We hope you'll be able to join us then!
 
*** We will let you know by 3 PM if we have to cancel the evening's parking lot service because of inclement weather.

 

All Parking Lot Service participants must complete a health screening questionnaire for their family (you may submit one completed form per family with the understanding that all questions and answers apply to all members in your household). You will complete and submit the form when you come to pick up your Stay-On-Track kit on Friday 8/14 or during the week of VBS!

Health Screening Questionnaire


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Resources to help you keep the Conversation Flowing

VBS might be over after Aug 21, but we hope it will be a great springboard for growing mini-disciples! Here are some things YOU can do at home to help your disciple-in-training own his/her faith:

  • You can use Discovery Group questions with your kids (even 5 year olds!) to help them learn about God and the Bible:
    • Use the passages from our Bible story of the day
    • Start the discussion off with "What are you thankful for today?"
    • Read the passage and ask, "What do you notice about God here?"
    • Ask "What do you see about people?"
    • Say: Let's think of one "I will" sentence. What will you do until we meet again now that you have read this story?
  • Ask your child what today's Bible point was
  • Pray together - just tell God "Thank You for VBS and help me to be your disciple"
  • Check out all the resources on our Disciple-making page of the Oakdale website!
  • Discovery Groups - more!
  • Join Ginny on Zoom at 1 PM each day this week to discuss how you can bring discovery groups into your home and grow your family's faith! (click here for link)

 

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