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!
DAY 2: JESUS IS TRUSTWORTHY
Bible Story: Peter Walked to Jesus on the Water (Matthew 14:22-33)
Today’s Point: Jesus is trustworthy even when I doubt.
DAY 3: JESUS IS FORGIVING
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.
DAY 4: JESUS IS WORTH FOLLOWING
Bible Story: Peter Spoke Boldly about Jesus (Acts 3:1–4:24)
Today’s Point: Jesus is worth following even when it gets tough.
DAY 5: JESUS IS FOR EVERYONE
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.
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.
2022 Report to the Association
I would like to thank the association’s churches for their participation and support of the VBS
Ministry. Every year in Missouri alone, over 40,000 children attend a Vacation Bible School. This
is an important ministry where opportunities to witness and to demonstrate the love of Christ
abound. This year, we had an informative round table discussion and curriculum introduction at
our March Early Clinic at LaPa Mexican Restaurant and then we followed up with our VBS
Training for all VBS teams on April 9 at First Baptist Church.
Our VBS Training Team this year consisted of Richard Nations (Rehoboth), Bobbie Bansal
(Fellowship), Leah Sayre (Milan), Amber Balch (Fellowship), Kabir Bansal (Fellowship), Rachel
Nations (Rehoboth), Billy Pippin (LaPlata), Sherry Pippin (LaPlata), and Karen McClaskey
(LaPlata). They did a tremendous job preparing their presentations, lending a helping hand
wherever needed, and doing it all in Jesus’ name!
We once again participated in the LifeWay Association Incentive Program. Any church who
ordered their VBS materials through the THBA, the association got a percentage back for
participating. We received a payment of $325.10, so thank you to all the churches who helped!
Lastly, as this year’s VBS season is beginning to wrap up and come to an end, we are already
preparing for next year’s VBS. Our theme next year is “Twists and Turns: Following Jesus
Changes the Game." Please keep the THBA VBS Training Team in prayer and, more importantly,
keep the children who attend VBS and their parents in fervent prayer that God might work in
their lives. Also, if you haven’t already, please don’t forgot to complete your VBS reports on the
Missouri Baptist Convention website.
Thank you and God Bless!
Scenes from last year’s workshop