See a review of the Answers 2014 VBS theme, International Spy Academy
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!
You can also find the "Super Starter Kit with Contemporary Music" and the "Super Starter Kit with Traditional Music" at these retailers.
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
PROGRAM LENGTH: 5 days
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
SCRIPTURE TRANSLATION: NKJV ot KJV
NOTES: In the Contemporary Music, included are five pop songs featuring the lyrics from each NKJV memory verse set to music by JumpStart3.
Visit Answers 2014 VBS official website page: INTERNATIONAL SPY ACADEMY