Vacation Bible School isn’t over until next year’s theme is revealed. The kids and parents get all pumped up about the theme, the art work, the new songs, and bible messages they’ve got a whole year to look forward to. Early reveals also give leaders like you the opportunity to kick start your preparations right away for next year’s theme!
We gathered all the latest news and updates coming out from your favorite VBS curriculum publishers. The top 2 publishers, Group and LifeWay, always hold off announcing until June knowing that they hold the biggest audience. While up-and-comers like Answers & Orange try to catch the pre-June attention with clever reveal parties hosted on Facebook Live. We also keep tabs on classics like CPH, RBP, Cokesbury, Mega Sports Camp, Go Fish, Abingdon Press and Bogard Press.
Without further ado, here’s our list of the 2019 VBS theme reveals.
2019 VBS Theme Reveals!
Group Easy VBS 2019 – ROAR!
Life is Wild – God is Good
Start working on your ROAR! Group’s Easy VBS for 2019 is a wild ride through the African Savannah to reveal God’s character of goodness – and we’re not Lion. Rhinos, Giraffes, and Lions illustrate true stories from the Bible that display how good God truly is! (Nahum 1:7)
“At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.”
Read our in-depth review of ROAR! VBS HERE.
Pre-Order ROAR! by Group HERE.
LifeWay VBS 2019 – In The Wild
Amazing Encounters With Jesus
Grab your camera and set off into the wild to encounter the beauty of a natural world that declares God’s glory. LifeWay’s VBS for 2019 explores some of earth’s most beautiful creatures and sets up encounters with the one who created them all, Jesus! (John 20:31)
“Are you ready for an up close and personal encounter with Jesus? The adventure of a lifetime awaits!”
Read our in-depth review of In The Wild VBS HERE.
Pre-Order In The Wild VBS by LifeWay HERE.
Answers VBS 2019 – The Incredible Race
Exploring God’s Love for the Nations
You’re off on a race around the world to “explore God’s love for the Nations!” The Tower of Babel leads us to discover we’re all part of one incredible race of people descended from Adam and Eve. Your Vacation Bible School will answer a ton of important questions your kids (and church) are asking today.
“A race filled with fun clues to find, loaded with interesting challenges to attempt, and a global scavenger hunt like you’ve never seen.”
Pre-Order The Incredible Race by Answers VBS HERE.
Cokesbury VBS 2019 – To Mars And Beyond
Explore where God’s power can take you!
Blast into a galaxy of discovery to teach your VBS kids about the God who does exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). Against the exciting backdrop of interplanetary adventures, kids, teen helpers, and adult leaders will never forget their trip to Mars and beyond.
“One small step for your kids…one giant leap for God’s Kingdom!”
Pre-Order To Mars and Back VBS by Cokesbury HERE.
Concordia Publishing House VBS 2019 – Miraculous Mission
It’s a space mission with a twist as the God of the Universe sends his Son to save the world. When we feel oh so small in a universe that is oh so big, we can know that we’re not alone when we remember Jesus’ mission to be “God with Us” here on earth. Your kids will learn of God’s great big love that crosses galaxies to save them (John 3:16).
“God’s Word stands alone with real stories about real people.”
Pre-Order Miraculous Mission VBS by CPH VBS HERE.
Orange VBS 2019 – Power Up
Ready, Player One? Your Vacation Bible School can “Level Up” with Bible content that points kids to God’s desire for relationship with them. With 2 Peter 1:3 as their key verse, kids will know that God’s power gives them everything they need to lead a godly life. In 2019, you’ll get your turn to drop a quarter in the slot and play!
Read our in-depth review of Power Up HERE.
Pre-Order Power Up VBS by Orange VBS HERE.
Bogard Press VBS 2019 – Farm Fresh Faith
If you got the Bogard Press catalog for Jungle River Adventure, you were probably surprised to see that they’ve already locked in their VBS theme for 2019! Announcing Bogard Press’s 2019 VBS Theme… “Farm Fresh Faith – God’s Faithfulness to Joseph.” With Psalm 36:5 as the key verse, it appears that kids will learn that God (like a good farmer) cares for His own with faithfulness that reaches the clouds – just like He did for Joseph! We can’t wait to see all the barnyard fun and Gospel truth of this brand new VBS theme. 2019 come quick.
Read our in-depth review of Farm Fresh Faith HERE.
Group’s Holy Land Adventure VBS 2019 – Athens
Follow the Apostle Paul on his missionary journey to the ancient Greek city of Athens. Your VBS kids will thrill of the true-life adventures Paul experienced as he traveled the known world to tell people about Jesus. Paul left his life of privilege behind to face persecution and danger to spread the life-changing truth of God’s love.
Every day of Vacation Bible School, kids will hear and experience the true stories that marked the spread of the Gospel in the first century. It’s a great opportunity to build their knowledge of the historic Christian faith while embracing the love God has for them.
Read our in-depth review of Athens HERE.
Pre-order Athens by Group VBS HERE.
Bookmark this page to find all the latest VBS theme news from Group, Lifeway, and so many more!
Maybe the most important part of knowing what the 2019 VBS theme will be is your chance to start scouring the thrift stores and garage sales to collect set pieces, costumes, and props. Is this scenario familiar to you? You take a pickup load full of old junk to the Goodwill, including that floppy old raft and oars your husband has kept since college. The very next day, you find out that next year’s VBS is a white water rafting theme!!
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