All Higher Things VBS programs are packed with features including...
- Opening and Closing Worship using Daily Orders of Prayer adapted from those found in Lutheran Service Book.
- Bible Breakaways that teach and reinforce the day's bible story in a fun and humorous way through the eyes of Martin and Katie Luther.
- Catechism Study where participants will actively engage in activities and games geared to show them the gifts Jesus gives in Confession and Absolution.
- Snacks, Games, and Crafts that all reinforce the theme of the day with opportunities for discussing "What Does This Mean?"
- Music selection for each day drawn from the liturgy and hymns of Lutheran Service Book. MP3 organ accompaniment files are provided to assist in learning and singing the music.
- Preschool materials with Bible stories, games, and crafts geared for the youngest of the young in your program.
- Adult Bible Studies to lead grownups and older youth in the study of the same bible stories and Catechism lessons.
- Director's and Leaders' Guides for each section of the program, complete with material and supply lists, lesson outlines, and helpful hints and tricks for organizing and running your VBS program for Preschool through upper elementary grades using either a morning or evening schedule. Designed to include the older youth of the congregation as assistants, reinforcing the annual Higher Things Conference Theme.
- Higher Things' great formula of "Worship, Work and Fun" adapted to the younger kids for a week. They can "Dare to Be Lutheran" and have a blast while they do!
- Permission to reproduce any of the material for use in your congregation's VBS program.
Use any of our timeless VBS programs:
Higher Things® "From Above" VBS
Catechism Chief Part: Holy Baptism
The Higher Things® "From Above" VBS follows the 2013 conference theme.
Download the From Above VBS preview here.
VBS Preschool Age Suggestions
Many have asked how to use our VBS material with preschool age children. Download this helpful supplement full of guidelines and suggestions for working with younger children as well as alternative games, crafts and snacks for those ages.
Click here to download the Preschool Age Suggestions in PDF format.
Higher Things® "Crucified" VBS
Catechism Chief Part: The Apostles' Creed
The Higher Things® "Crucified" VBS follows the 2014 conference theme.
Download the Crucified VBS preview here.
Head to http://higherthings.org/vbs to order the Te Deum VBS.
Higher Things® "Te Deum" VBS
Catechism Chief Part: The Lord's Prayer
The Higher Things® "Te Deum" VBS follows the 2015 conference theme.
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Higher Things® "Bread of Life" VBS
Catechism Chief Part: The Sacrament of the Altar
The Higher Things® "Bread of Life" VBS follows the 2016 conference theme.
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Higher Things® "Here I Stand" VBS
Catechism Chief Part: Confession and Absolution
The Higher Things® "Here I Stand" VBS follows the 2017 conference theme.
Download the Here I Stand VBS preview here.