2021 Vacation Bible School

Director: Dale Shy

2021 Vacation Bible School- Pack your bags and grab your gear, VBS 2021 is headed to present-day Israel where an epic adventure of discovery awaits. Discover long-hidden treasures, amazing finds, and exciting evidence that proves biblical events were not just stories. They really happened.

At Destination Dig, kids will unearth more than just dirt. They’ll discover real-life archaeological finds that have helped to uncover the truth about Jesus. Stories from the Bible will leap off the pages as kids explore where Jesus walked and examine artifacts that bring the world of the Bible to life. As junior archaeologists, kids will study tangible pieces of the past to learn the truth about who Jesus is and why He came. Along the way they’ll discover the truth of Jeremiah 29:13 that God reveals Himself to us when we seek and search for Him with all our hearts.

Day 1: Jesus Came as God Promised

BIBLE STORY: Jesus Was Born (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:18–2:6)

THE POINT: Jesus is the Savior God promised.

BONUS VERSE: For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us. Isaiah 9:6a

ARTIFACT: Pottery jars holding the Dead Sea Scrolls

Day 2: Jesus Demonstrated God’s Power

BIBLE STORY: Jesus Healed a Blind Man (Psalm 146:8; Isaiah 35:5-6a; John 9:1-41)

THE POINT: Jesus has the power God promised.

BONUS VERSE: If this man were not from God, he wouldn’t be able to do anything. John 9:33

ARTIFACT: Pool of Siloam

Day 3: Jesus Was Betrayed and Rejected

BIBLE STORY: Jesus Experienced Betrayal and Rejection (Psalm 41:9; Isaiah 53:3,7; John 13; 18:1– 19:16)

THE POINT: Jesus knew what would happen and still followed God’s plan.

BONUS VERSE: The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28

ARTIFACT: Caiaphas’ steps

Day 4: Jesus Died and Rose Again

BIBLE STORY: Jesus Is Alive (Isaiah 53:5,9-11; John 19:17–20:18)

THE POINT: Jesus fulfilled God’s plan to be our Savior.

BONUS VERSE: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live.” John 11:25

ARTIFACT: Rolling grave stone

Day 5: The Bible Is True

BIBLE STORY: Philip Told the Good News (Isaiah 53:7-8; Acts 8:26-40)

THE POINT: The Bible is true and helps us tell others about Jesus.

BONUS VERSE: For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. Romans 1:16

ARTIFACT: Qumran Scrolls

Vacation Bible School

Site Locations:

Worship Rally Dig Site

Bible Study Tent

Artifact Crafts

Mess Tent Snacks

Recreation Ruins

Missions Market

Desert Cave Music!



In 1968, a Baptist church on the west side of Columbus decided to hold its regular Vacation Bible School. Someone from that church invited Shirley, a nine-year-old girl, to attend along with her three brothers and sisters. The children had nothing better to do during the week, so they decided to attend. The family didn't have time to attend church; they spent their weekends getting together with friends and family to drink and play cards.
The parents were invited to the family night service on the last night of the VBS. Thinking their children would get bored during the week and drop out, they promised to attend only if the children attended VBS the entire week. Due to God's leadership in providing faithful, loving, caring teachers and a well organized VBS, the children enjoyed the experience and attended each session.
The parents kept their promise and attended family night. They were proud of the things the children learned and made during VBS and seemed to have a good time meeting the workers, but were glad when the evening ended.
A few weeks later, Shirley received a visit from her VBS teacher, Mrs. Hartley. She invited Shirley to sing in the children's choir during the church's upcoming revival. She offered to pick Shirley up if she needed a ride. Shirley liked her teacher and wanted to sing in the choir; her parents took her to each service of the revival so they could hear her sing. That initial contact with the message of Christ in VBS, plus the concern of a dedicated worker, has had the following results so far: Shirley's entire family of seven is saved; her father is a Southern Baptist preacher and her mother is a Sunday School teacher. Shirley's grandmother was saved at the age of 63. Shirley's aunt, uncle, and three of their children are saved; her uncle leads music in a Baptist church. Shirley's neighbors, a family of five, are all saved.
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