Friday, January 25, 2013

Go Fish - Gotta Move - Scope, Sequence, & Music!

Gotta Move! VBSI'm looking forward to the opportunity to share Go Fish's 2013 VBS - Gotta Move - with you . . . and will be doing so as soon as it is available for me to review. In the mean time, I thought I'd share their scope and sequence with you and one of the songs from their VBS - their music is my Top Pick for VBS Music again this year. So first of all, the scope and sequence . . . 

  1. His Grace, Our Obedience (Genesis 6-7)
    God created us to be near to Him.  Children will see the difference in how God made man compared to every other living thing in creation. They will also look at the story of Noah in a new way and see how he walked with God even though no one else in his generation did.  Children will learn that we are only able to be close to God through His grace and the favor He gives us.  Our response should be to walk in obedience.
  2. His Word, Our Commitment (Joshua 1 & 3)
    On this day children will see how God showed the world His mighty power through the Israelites.  Even though they were a special group of people chosen by God, He expected them to show their commitment to Him and His Word.  Just as the Israelites were responsible to take the Word of God with them to the Promised Land, we as Christians should be committed to knowing Scripture so we have it with us wherever we go.
  3. His Son, Our Response (John 1)
    God had provided the perfect place for Adam.  During the time of Noah, He washed away all of the sin outside of the ark.  He provided the Israelites with His Holy Word and great men of faith to lead them.  However none of these things could eliminate the power of sin.  It was only through the sacrifice of God’s Son that we could be saved from the penalty of sin forever!  Jesus gave glory and honor to God through His life, death and resurrection.  Children will learn that by walking with Jesus, they too can bring glory and honor to God.
  4. His Forgiveness, Our Repentance (Luke 15:11-32)
    God is faithful to forgive our sins when we come to Him in repentance.  By studying the parable of the lost son, children will see the similarities between themselves and the prodigal son.  They will review the seriousness of sin, how it hurts God, and will learn about living in the freedom and joy of forgiveness.
  5. His Spirit, Our Trust (John 14)
    God has given the Holy Spirit to those who trust in Him.  Children will hear what Scripture says about the power and promise of the Holy Spirit living in them.  As they learn the fruits of the Spirit they will learn what it means to allow the Spirit to produce fruit in their lives. The gospel will be clearly presented on this most important day.
Looks like 2013 with Go Fish will have a strong emphasis on evangelism and equipping children to share the Good News of Jesus with their friends and family! As Go Fish says, "Gotta Move! is a Vacation Bible School curriculum designed to give children a biblical understanding of what it means to be a Christian and walk with God. Through each lesson children will see that God provides everything we need to be close to Him. However, He does require a response - having faith means we Gotta Move!"

I'm looking forward to sharing it with you as soon as I can! In the mean-while, enjoy this song - and don't forget, I'm giving away some Go Fish CD's on January 27th!! 

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