VBS 2023

Ministry Coordinator

Mrs. Bobbie Bansal, Fellowship Baptist Church, Kirksville
Phone:  314-399-0226   Email: bobbie.bansal@gmail.com

Following Jesus Changes the Game!

Spin the spinner, beat the clock, skip ahead, level up, and play to win! You’ll need to bring your A-game for this VBS. Twists & Turns is a fantastical celebration of games of all kinds. From classic tabletop games to video games and more, kids will play their way through VBS while learning that Jesus guides them through all the twists and turns of their lives. They’ll find that even when they mess up it’s never “game over.”

SCRIPTURE VERSE:  Make your ways known to me, LORD; teach me your paths.  Psalm 25:4 (CSB)



     Bible Story: Peter Followed Jesus (Matthew 4:18-20; Luke 5:1-11)
     Today’s Point: Jesus is holy and that changes everything!

     Bible Story: Peter Walked to Jesus on the Water (Matthew 14:22-33)
     Today’s Point: Jesus is trustworthy even when I doubt.

     Bible Story: Peter Denied Jesus and Was Restored (Luke 22:31-34, 54-62; John 18:15-18; 21:1-19)
     Today’s Point: Jesus is forgiving even when I sin.

     Bible Story: Peter Spoke Boldly about Jesus (Acts 3:1–4:24)
     Today’s Point: Jesus is worth following even when it gets tough.

     Bible Story: Peter Told Cornelius about Jesus (Acts 10)
     Today’s Point: Jesus is for everyone, including me.

Links to Resources  

Visit Lifeway’s VBS website to get more information on available products and resources. 

Create worksheets using puzzle makers:

Pinterest Boards for some great ideas: Decorations   Snacks    Crafts & Activities 

Facebook Groups (These are private groups so you will have to request membership):
      Lifeway VBS Community – An online community for churches who use Lifeway VBS to
            share activity, decorating and teaching ideas.
      VBS 2023″Twists & Turns” (Lifeway-Unofficial) – For all things VBS. Not an official Lifeway group.   
   VBS 2023 Directors – For VBS directors to find inspiration, ideas and encouragement.



2021 Report to the Association 

This year more churches in our association decided to implement an in-person Vacation Bible School and kids were ready!  We praise God for His guidance and His strength as we navigate through these challenging times.  Our THBA VBS team attended the Missouri Baptist Convention Training Conference in Chillicothe, MO on March 1, 2021. We all gained valuable tools and information, including COVID considerations, that equipped us for the association’s training conference on April 24, 2021.  Our early conference this year for VBS Directors and Pastors took place on Saturday, March 6 at Fellowship Baptist Church. There were 11 people present, with four churches represented.

We had a wonderful Association Training team who worked very hard this year at preparing for our conference; we covered both Concrete & Cranes and Designation Dig curriculum, teaching ideas, and decorations this year. We had 42 people present with 7 churches represented.  I want to recognize our Training team for their willingness to serve and pray through this season:

    Richard Nations, Thousand Hills Baptist Association Director of Missions
    Bobbie Bansal, VBS Coordinator and Concrete & Cranes Review
    Amber Lash, Preschool VBS and Crafts
    Kelly Williams, Children’s VBS
    Sunshine Williams, VBX
    Kabir Bansal, Adult VBS and Children & Salvation
    Karen McClaskey, Concrete & Cranes decorations
    Billy & Sherry Pippin, Snacks
    Walter Griffin, Missions
    Rachel Nations, Safety at VBS 

Continue to pray for God’s blessings on the upcoming THBA VBS Training Team as they begin to prepare for VBS 2022 and the training conferences offered by THBA!  What a fun and exciting way to share the Lord and His love with our communities! The LifeWay VBS theme for 2022 is: Spark Studios: Created in Christ – Designed for God’s Purposes. Kids will learn that God’s creativity didn’t stop in Genesis. The Master Artist is working to redeem, reclaim, and transform us–His creation–to the design He planned for us. Kids will see the beautiful truth that they are God’s workmanship as they learn to use their talents to bring glory to Him. Key Verse: Ephesians 2:10 – For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. 



Thousand Hills Baptist Association
1701 Jamison Street
Kirksville, MO 63501
Phone: 660-342-7658
Office email:  1000hillsba@gmail.com
Director of Missions email:  rdnations@gmail.com




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Association VBS Training

Good conversation!
Great ideas!