Vacation Bible School



VBS for 2023:  June 5th-9th

FREEAbout the Children's Department: VBS 2018 - Babylon by Group Publishing VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT


Who is VBS for?
Our VBS is open to any child in the community who will be entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in the fall of 2023.
When is VBS?
VBS runs from 9 A.M. to Noon Monday through Friday, June 5-9 2023.

What we have planned...

Each day begins at 9:00 A.M. in an opening session in the sanctuary with music and announcements.

Then, the children will go with their assigned groups where they will go to five different stations.  As they rotate through those stations, they will learn a Bible truth, create a craft, listen to Daniel's story, play a game and have a small snack.

Parents are encouraged to come to each day's closing so that they can hear the Bible point of the day and sing along to the music from the program.

  • Each day will have a different Bible point:
  • When things change, God is with you.
  • When you need help, God is with you.
  • When you are afraid, God is with you.
  • When you are lonely, God is with you.
  • When you are thankful, God is with you.

This year’s theme is "Babylon - Daniel's Courage in Captivity."

Come join us for a week filled with bible challenges, games, crafts, bible truths and snacks. You will learn how you are created in God’s image, you are wonderfully and fearfully made, God values you greatly, He loves you so much He sent His only Son to die for you, and that you were created on purpose for a purpose. 

We will end the week with a water slide and an evening BBQ for the children, their families, and members of our church, beginning at 6 P.M. -- complete with a waterslide!  (Be sure to bring swimwear and towels for everyone in your family who would like to enjoy this!

Please call 208-453-1819 with any questions or for further information!!

VBS 2023 Registration


2021's Vacation Bible School was back in the church!

What an exciting time for our church this year as our VBS program this year. We were able to have an in person VBS. A great team of VBS Volunteers from our church and even had the youth from Rigging Christian Church join us to help with the children. We had a Bible story, Bible Challenge, Snack and Craft projects, songs to learn, Bible verses to memorize, along with a short presentation each week for their Mission Project:  Shoes That Grow. We were able to raise enough money to buy 25 pairs of shoes for children who cannot afford to have shoes. We ended the week with a water slide and bbq in which we invited the children and their families to participate in. 

Connie Hoover and Juanita Seale Co-directors

Connie Hoover - Opening and Closing

Bernie Hoover - Bible Challenge

Dorene Christiensen- Storytelling

Barb Moody - Crafts

Scott Hoover and Kelsey Albert - Snacks

Juanita Seale- Games


There were a lot of other people involved "behind-the-scenes," as well.

Joann Kafka - Copies for Registration and Flyers

Kent Marmon - Church Website and Facebook

Edna Middleton- Gideon Bibles

Scott Hoover - Banners

Connie Hoover and Juanita Seale - Advertisement

Debbie and Don Kraft - Decorations

2020 VBS Photo Gallery

We had a "very successful" VBS in 2020!

What an exciting time for our church this year as our VBS program nearly doubled in size from last year using a format entirely new to everyone involved -- about forty families, 79 kids were involved and touched by the hand of God.  A great team of VBS Volunteers put together weekly packets for each of five weeks that included all of the materials needed to go with the "lessons" that were taught through videos created for each week.  The videos included a Bible story, Bible Challenge, Snack and Craft projects, songs to learn, Bible verses to memorize, along with a short presentation each week for their Mission Project:  Shoes That Grow.  The Bible stories were produced by Concordia and were included each week kin the video with an introduction and follow-up by a member of the team.  A lot of new "stars" were born during the creation of the various segments for the videos:

Bernie Hoover - Bible Challenge

Debbie Kraft - Story Telling

Rina Hallock - Story Telling / Mission:  Shoes That Grow

Barb Moody - Story Telling / Activity Pages

Dave Moody - "The Plan of Salvation"

Sylvia Marmon - Snacks

Candis Hoover - Crafts

There were a lot of other people involved "behind-the-scenes," as well.  It takes a lot of dedicated folks to put together a program like this -- there is probably more work involved that there is putting together a one-week in-person program.  It wouldn't have happened had we not had such a great team working together on it!

Bernie Hoover - VBS Chair

Carol Houston - Registration / Packet Preparation

Debbie Krarft - Bible Kits / Packet Preparation

Joann Kafka - "Crafter of Copies" / Packet Preparation

Debbie Lenington - Christian Nurture Committee chair / Virtual Barbecue

Kent Marmon - Camera and Video Tech

Mac McCann - Gideon Bibles

Scott Hoover - Banners

Kit Delivery Team

Carol Houston, Evie Griswold, Connie Hoover, Carol Ann Waddell, Sylvia Marmon,

Debbie Kraft, Barb Moody, Bernie Hoover and Debbie Lenington

We've created a video of selected "clips" from over the five-week Virtual VBS -- a kind of "wrap-up" -- that we hope you'll enjoy!

Click Here to Watch the "Wrap-Up Video"

Christian Resources for kids

VBS chair Bernie Hoover, along with our Christian Nurture Committee, chaired by Debbie Lenington, are pleased to provide recommendations for some special Christian programs available for kids.

The first program is called Lifeway Kids at Home, which is a program to help parents and kids at home.This is a free curriculum with videos and activities to download for children ages first to sixth grade.The is also a preschool curriculum available.LifeWay is offering this for free during the Coronavirus pandemic.

To access LifeWay programs, follow these steps:

1.Go to

2.Log-in or create an account (free)

3.Click the “LifeWay Kids at Home” or “LifeWay Pre-School at Home”

LifeWay Kids at Home

“LifeWay Kids at Home” is designed to help families conduct kids’ Bible Studies at home during seasons when their church must temporarily cancel regular meetings.Each session includes an easy-to-facilitate media-driven experience that features a Bible study video, life application videos and down-loadable activity pages and family discussion guides.The resource also includes a missions moment and a Gospel presentation video.So, once you’re in “LifeWay Kids at Home,”

1.Watch the Intro video,After the video, click the BACK button in your browser to return to the main menu (or swipe left on your phone).

2.Get the Downloads at the top right of this page:print out the Activity Page and one Conversation Guide.

3.Gather your family around your computer or mobile device.Open your Bible to the Scripture passage on the One Conversation page.

4.Watch the video portion together as a family.

5.Talk about the story and the topic of the week with your family.Ask open-ended questions.Share your insights and encourage your kids to talk.

Technical Support:If you have any questions, the Digital Pass Technical Support Team is available during regular business hours, Monday thru Friday, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM CT at 866-7813-3512 or


"Greatest Journey" bible app for kids!

There is a Bible Game app available for kids through Samaritan’s Purse.

GREATEST JOURNEY is a fun, exciting way for kids to explore the Bible and learn how to follow Jesus! Aboard a time-traveling spaceship that players captain, Greatest Journey gives kids a bird’s-eye view of the Old and New Testaments, introducing them to major events in the Bible and focusing on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. GREATEST JOURNEY is based on the international discipleship course created by Samaritan’s Purse for children who receive Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and is FREE, with no in-app purchases or advertisements. It's now available (English only) on the Apple App Store and Google Play in more than 140 countries.