Higher Things® Vacation Bible School

Coming Soon:
2017 Higher Things® VBS!

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.
  • Catechism Study where participants will attend various restaurants and dinner parties as they learn about what gifts Jesus gives in the Sacrament of the Altar.
  • 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 grown ups 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.

And you can use any of our previous timeless VBS programs:

Higher Things® 2013 "From Above" VBS

The Higher Things® 2013 "From Above" VBS is on sale. A complete preview of all the material for Day 1 is available to download here. The cost of the materials is $75 USD for either Digital or CD purchasing method.

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Additional Resources

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.

Crucified 2014 VBS

Download the Crucified 2014 VBS preview here.

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Head to http://higherthings.org/vbs to order the Te Deum 2015 VBS.

Te Deum 2015 VBS

Download the Te Deum 2015 VBS preview here.

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Bread of Life 2016 VBS

Download the Te Deum 2015 VBS preview here.

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