See a review of the MennoMedia 2014 VBS theme, Welcome!
MennoMedia has done an excellent job of presenting a 5 day VBS program that teaches children how we can "Give and Receive God's Great Love" by showing (and accepting) hospitality. I like their title "Welcome!" because to me that one words sums up the idea of hospitality.
The program designed for children 3-11 and can be expanded to include children in 6th-8th grades. A Preschool Planning Guide is also available. You can use "Welcome!" as either a traditional 5 day VBS or as a once a week Bible Club program.
The lessons remind me a lot of the ones I write. They are clear presentations of Bible stories that are wonderful to hear and easy to follow. They have plenty of fun ideas for games, crafts, and activities. And they can be adapted to use with a wide age range of children, depending on the activities chosen.
Their music is chosen to be uplifting and thought provoking. It teaches about how we relate to God.
MennoMedia says that "The creation of VBS materials, from start to finish, is based on Bible stories," and "We want children to have fun while learning about God!"
Well done, MennoMedia!
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"There are many stories about hospitality in the Bible and people welcomed each other in unusual and amazing ways," says Mary Ann Weber, managing editor for curriculum at MennoMedia. "Welcome! Give and Receive God's Great Love highlights some of the stories as it invites children to learn about God, who welcomes each one of us."
Welcome! features stories drawn from Genesis, 1 Samuel, Luke, and Acts. In each of the five stories presented here, children will learn how God's love can be shown by making friends, seeking peace, and accepting hospitality from others.
VBS MOTTO: Give and Receive God's Great Love
PROGRAM LENGTH: 5 day program than can also be used as a midweek or club program
AGE RANGE: Preschool through 5th grade
SCRIPTURE TRANSLATION: New English Translation
NOTES: has a room and space decorations ideas sheet
Visit the MennoMedia 2014 VBS official website page: WELCOME