Answers 2014 VBS - AiG

See a review of the Answers 2014 VBS theme, International Spy Academy

Our Review:

OK, this is one of my favorite VBS programs, without doubt.  I love the secret agent idea and again (like in LifeWay's Agency D3) there is an emphasis on apologetics.

Nice work, AiG!  (Answers in Genesis.)  This is a very good VBS program that will help its participants understand that Jesus is God and that other religions do not lead to heaven.

At the International Spy Academy (ISA) kids train to become Special "Agents for the One True God." Each day, in small groups called "Truth Force Squads" they visit 4 fun stations; including ISA Headquarters, Classified Crafts, Agents in Action (Games), and Top Secret Snacks.  

Everything is geared to reflect the theme and the lesson for the day... even the snacks. They have great names like "Hot on the Trail Mix."  (Yeah... Isn't that wonderful?  I laughed so hard when I heard this one at the official preview that I actually disrupted the meeting!  I promised I was going to put it in my review!)

There are hands-on activities each day that help the kids discover the truths about the One True God.  And the crafts are designed to be able to take home and share what they have learned for the day.

AiG has made it easy for folks with any size budget to do this VBS. I don't think you can go wrong.  For instance, the Starter Kit can be purchased either with or without music.  And the Super Starter Kit (the one with the music) comes in two different versions; one with contemporary music and the other with traditional music.

Another nice feature is that you have the option of either performing the skits each day or using prepared videos with the skits already on them.

Take a good, long look at this one!  Maybe the Answers 2014 VBS International Spy Academy is just what you need this year!

Find and compare prices for the "International Spy Academy VBS Starter Kit" at places like:, FamilyChristian.comand others.

You can also find the "Super Starter Kit with Contemporary Music" and the "Super Starter Kit with Traditional  Music" at these retailers.

About Themselves:

With this Answers 2014 VBS program, "kids learn how we can know that the Bible is truly God’s Word and how they can have a personal relationship with their Creator and Savior.”

"Two words: Real life. In this day and age, it’s vital that we teach our children that the Bible is more than just a dusty book of stories. We need to show them God’s Word connects to every area of our lives and is as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago, so they will know its amazing message of salvation is true!"

VBS MOTTO: Agents for the one true God


MSRP: $189.88 – super starter kit (Either Traditional or Contemporary)
--$99.99 – starter kit 


AGE RANGE: Toddler through 6th grade, with additional books for teens/adults. Groups can be multi-age or by grade.

MISSION PROJECT: Deliver Hope – raising money to help with delivering food and the Gospel to kids around the world


NOTES: In the Contemporary Music, included are five pop songs featuring the lyrics from each NKJV memory verse set to music by JumpStart3.

Daily Lessons:

  • Day 1:  Uncovering Counterfeits
    Passage: Elijah and the Prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:20–39)
    Apologetics Lesson: 
    False views of God bombard our kids daily. Agents will discover how to identify the true God of the Bible from counterfeit religions.
    Memory Verse: Isaiah 45:5
  • Day 2: Finding Fingerprints
    Passage: Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13–17)
    Apologetics LessonMost counterfeit religions deny that Jesus is God. Agents will find that Jesus is truly God, a member of the Trinity.
    Memory Verse: Matthew 28:19
  • Day 3: Cracking Codes
    Passage: Moses and the Burning Bush (Exodus 3)
    Apologetics LessonAll-powerful. Unchanging. Perfect. All-knowing. Agents will crack codes to learn more about the Great I AM!
    Memory Verse: Exodus 3:14
  • Day 4: Collecting Clues
    Passage: Gospel Presentation (Genesis 1–3; Gospels)
    Apologetics LessonCan we have fellowship with God? Agents will collect clues to reveal the only way to the one true God is through His Son Jesus.
    Memory Verse: John 3:16
  • Day 5: Hot on the Trail
    Passage: The Greatest Commandment (Mark 12:28–34)
    Apologetics LessonThe one true God loves and cares for us unendingly. Agents will discover that God wants us to love Him and to share His love with others.
    Memory Verse: Mark 12:30


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