Thursday, February 16, 2023

VBS 2023 - Stellar from Group

Today I'm happy to share with you Group's 2023  VBS;  Stellar! Space has been in the news quite a bit lately with the appearance of the rare green comment, the discovery of 12 new moons around Jupiter and the "spokes" in the rings around Saturn, and the launch of Artemis - some of the children in your ministry may even have had their names added to the list on Artemis! So, a VBS with a space setting is timely and one which will likely capture the attention of the children in your church and community. An excellent theme/setting is great fun, but most importantly, as I would expect from Group, Stellar has solid Bible teaching and  learning!

Group Publishing
Price - Standard kit - $255.99; Plus Digital kit - $289.99

  1. When life feels dark, shine Jesus' light! - Jesus Comes as a baby to be king (Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 1:18-2:12)
  2. When people don't get along, shine Jesus' light! - Jesus accepts Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-9)
  3. When good things happen, shine Jesus' light! - Jesus enters Jerusalem as a king (Luke 19:28-40)
  4. When people are sad, shine Jesus' light! - Jesus cares for his mother during his crucifixion (John 19-20)
  5. When people need help, shine Jesus' light! - Philip helps the Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-39)
Setting – Stellar VBS captivates kids with rugged moonscapes, colorful constellations, and lunar landers! You can effortlessly transform your church into a gorgeous galaxy with easy-to-find items like kiddie pools, sleds, and fabric-dyed canvas cloth.
Message/Theme – Launch kids on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world. Stellar rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun.
Focus – Evangelism, Application, Content

Strengths –
  • Once again this year, Group's VBS Stellar has amazing, creative, and engaging Bible lessons! I’m so glad to see children engaged in the Bible adventures, and am VERY happy to see station leaders open and read from their Bible – this helps children make the visual connection the event they are hearing/ experiencing is from the Bible!
  • Complete Director's info - excellent and complete safety, security info, and helps to engage children with special needs.
  • I LOVE how the teacher's resources stress why the Bible account matters. Excellent!
  • I LOVE KidVid Cinema and am extremely happy to see it is part of Stellar!
  • I love the Imagination Station again this year!!! Children will LOVE the activities, and get, and most importantly - remember the points! 
  • Love the “God Sightings” – great way to get children to focus on how Jesus is the Light and they are able to "shine" His light!
  • I love all the creative resources to help churches decorate! Group makes creating your own space adventure look easy and fun!
  • “Huddle and a Prayer” time is great – love the way it helps children see their crew leaders are praying for them!
  • Group once again has an excellent Opening and Finale – with lots of energy and an abundance of creative ways to engage children! Love it!
  • Operation Kid 2 Kid has a project which partners with World Vision to publish more than two million Bibles to use in African Nations, Latin America, and the Middle East - in the languages of the area! For each $12 raised FIVE language-appropriate Bibles are provided!
  • Great songs again this year.
  • The digital curriculum is a nice option for churches which want digital again this year - it would be nice as a resource churches on a limited budget could buy on its own.
Would like to see –
  • Ideas to help children serve in their own communities.
  • A more affordable kit option for churches with a tight budget.
Group says, "It starts when they walk in the door. When kids walk into your Stellar VBS they instantly feel the love of Jesus shining through everything you've done to create a special event just for them. Their eyes light up as bright as the decorated stars hanging from the ceiling. Their hands start tapping out the beat to the music as they smile shyly at their friendly Crew Leader. They don't know all the surprising fun in store for them, but they know something special is about to happen. When kids walk out of your Stellar VBS, they'll be equipped and inspired to shine Jesus' light to the world. You've made an impression which will last a lifetime. Ready, set, LAUNCH!

Stellar is an excellent option for a VBS where children will want to be there every day.  Stellar has a strong focus on creatively engaging children in every learning station, solid evangelism, strong Bible content, and application, so if you are looking for a VBS with a focus on these things, most certainly take a look at Stellar from Group!

1 comment:

  1. Love this! VBS is something my family looks forward to every year. <3