BOLT VBS (2020)
BOLT VBS (2020)
SAY YES TO VBS!
The team at GO! Curriculum has designed a 3-day at-home/virtual VBS that is custom made for churches and families during the COVID19 shutdown. We have thought through every aspect of the VBS experience and made it so user friendly that any family can easily do it at home.
With minimal preparation, easy to follow instructions, and a video that leads kids step-by-step through each day, BOLT VBS is the perfect quarantine-friendly solution for your church or family.
It's so simple!
Instead of bringing kids to your VBS, bring VBS to your kids!
What is BOLT all about? What this highlight video:
2 WAYS TO PURCHASE
Single Family License. . . $25
- Permission for a single family whose church is not hosting BOLT
- Access to the "Family Portal" where you will find...
- 3 days of video content (approx. 25 minutes per day)
- Parent and Leader Guide with step-by-step instructions
- Game directions
- Materials list
- Coloring sheets
- Origami instructions
- Spotify playlist with featured BOLT VBS music by "Citizen Way"
Church License. . . $185
- Includes all of the items from the Family License (see above) plus...
- Permission for all families in a single church campus + guests
- Multi-site churches must purchase separate licenses for each campus
- Full video file downloads
- Separated video components for "build your own video" ability
- Still and motion title slides/logos
- Promotional materials
- Invitations for family outreach to neighbors
- Parent email template
- Social media posts
- "Sweet Sleep" missions component
Beyond the license, there are no additional costs necessary for a church. BOLT is designed to be easy on the budget. We have purposefully chosen games and crafts that utilize materials most families already have or can easily and inexpensively obtain.
This makes BOLT an incredibly budget-friendly VBS option.
A SIMPLE VBS SOLUTION
Watch the full Day-2 sample video below to see how it all works.
BOLT is more than just a video...
During BOLT, the video will prompt kids to play fun games that illustrate what it means to listen to, focus on, and follow Jesus. Each game has been chosen using the following criteria:
- Scalable for any size group from 2 to 2,000
- Easy to explain and execute
- Minimal materials
- Age-appropriate for ages 5 to 85
- Adaptable for different locations
- Safe for kids
In addition to games, each video also illustrates how to do an origami craft. There's a comic sports-casting duo who provides humorous play-by-play as the kids make the origami craft along with origami super-star, "Hans Handerson."
Each day of BOLT has beautifully illustrated Bible stories and powerful, Christ-centered teaching built into the lesson. Periodically, families will be asked to pause the video and read from the Bible or discuss a question. This makes it so easy for parents to lead their kids towards a heart-changing encounter with Jesus.
Here's a breakdown of what families will be learning:Day 1: Parable of the Sower and the Seed (Luke 8:4-15)
- Big Idea: I can listen to Jesus
- Memory Verse: Psalm 119:105
Day 2: Jesus Walks on Water (Matthew 14:22-36)
- Big Idea: I can focus on Jesus
- Memory Verse: Proverbs 3:5
Day 3: Jesus Chooses His Disciples (Luke 5:1-11, 27-32)
- Big Idea: I can follow Jesus
- Memory Verse: Romans 8:39
CHART-TOPPING CHRISTIAN MUSIC
BOLT VBS features music by Ben Calhoun of the chart-topping Christian band--Citizen Way. Their hit song "Bulletproof" has almost 13 million plays on YouTube alone. It's as if Ben himself will be leading your kids in worship. If you would like to listen to the 3 featured songs (plus many more), you can stream them through this Spotify playlist.
SWEET SLEEP MISSIONS
BOLT VBS has partnered with "Sweet Sleep" to provide an optional missions component that is designed for families to experience at home.
"Sweet Sleep" exists to demonstrate God's love and hope in Christ to the world's orphaned and abandoned children, improving their quality of life. Together, our families can provide beds, mosquito nets, and Bibles for the children of war-torn Uganda.
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What age range is BOLT VBS designed for?BOLT is designed for kids ages 5 through 85. It's something fun for everyone!
Can BOLT be adapted for use as a live "virtual VBS" online experience?
Absolutely. With the purchase of a church license, we provide all of the videos and materials as well as the permission you'll need to create a live online experience. If you want each video broken into their individual segments, we provide that too. We even give you the video scripts in case you want to reproduce some of the video segments with your own teachers.
How do you recommend using BOLT VBS?
For churches looking to use BOLT with their families, you can use it any way you imagine, but we suggest that you schedule the VBS just like you normally would. With our curriculum, every home can be a virtual VBS. Encourage all of your families to experience BOLT on the same 3 day schedule. You could even do a Zoom party at the end of each day so that everyone can share their experiences together as a church.
How many people do you need for BOLT VBS to work?
BOLT works whether you have 2 people or 2,000. If your area is still under quarantine, a single family can perform BOLT by themselves with as few as one parent and one child. If parents feel comfortable gathering with more people, they can invite as many neighbors, friends, and family as they would like.
Because of this, BOLT is the perfect outreach event! You can even encourage leaders who do not have children of their own to host BOLT virtual VBS in their own neighborhood. Think of it as the ultimate backyard VBS event to help Christian families share the Gospel in a fun way at home.
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