To Mars And Beyond VBS 2019

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.  



Every year, we dig into all the VBS curricula, programs, and themes to give you everything you need to know to choose the perfect VBS for your church.



Pre-Order To Mars and Back VBS by Cokesbury HERE.



“One small step for your kids, one giant leap for God’s Kingdom!”


BIBLE POINT: To Mars and Beyond by Cokesbury is a far out theme made for space travelers of all sizes. Your VBS kids will learn about the amazing depth and breadth of God’s power while exploring the universe he created!


Explore where God’s power can take you!

Kids are encouraged to “Go Beyond” with each day’s Bible content highlighting true stories of God’s power! First, on Day 1, your kids will see God’s power displayed in the faith of Daniel as he trusts God in the lion’s den. Following, Day 2 tells the story of Queen Esther as she sees God’s power through the boldness he gives her. Then, kindness is the key as kids see God’s power through the eyes of the Good Samaritan on Day 3. Jesus heals 10 lepers on Day 4 to reveal the power of thankfulness. Then finally, on Day 5, kids will see how Jesus filled His disciples with hope on the road to Emmaus.


EPIC JOURNEY: One of our favorite things about To Mars & Beyond VBS is its ambition to make an epic visual, auditory and hands-on experience that matches the epic-ness of God’s power. In other words, the scale of decoration and music matches the scale of their message; we believe that this will really help drive the point home to your kids when they journey back home to earth after VBS.


“If I fly on the wings of eagles far beyond the stars…there You are!



ASTRO TUNES: The music of To Mars & Beyond is a fitting electronica set with nuances of R&B, rock, and pop that your astronauts will love. Hyperspeed into the story of Daniel in the lion’s den on Day 1 with Even When the Lions Roar. Next, Safe Inside Your Love reinforces the omnipresence and protection of God. Inspiring acoustic/synth song Love that Makes the World Go ‘Round reminds your kids to love their neighbor all over the Milky Way, and even their enemies. Movin’ On is somewhere in electric pop with a hint of 90s R&B, and rejoices in the goodness of God, and how His plans are better than ours. God Can Do looks back on instances where God showed his power, like healing the blind and the leper, closing the lion’s mouth, and changing the minds of kings. Lastly, Mars and Beyond bonus track is a fun, bassy song to get kids excited and ready to blast off!


EXTRAS:  Check out some of our favorite add-ons to Cokesbury’s Power Up VBS to Bring your awesome VBS into 3D!

EP3-20 Plush Puppet: Robot EP3-20 Puppet is astrally adorable and ready to get your kids excited about galactic journey ahead. Its name comes from the week’s Vector Verse, Ephesians 3:20. Voyagers, assemble!


Galaxy Glasses: Whoa! We’re not in Kansas anymore! See stars with filtered galaxy glasses that distorts light into a prism shape. It’s made with strong cardstock and will make an awesome goodbye gift.


Galaxy Slime Kit: What planet is this from?! Have a blast without the debris. This kit has everything you need to make to full batches of sparkly, ooey-gooey Galaxy Slime with no mess.


On a Space Trek? Choose a design you like and get a free digital mockup of your VBS t-shirts today to get your team excited!