Vacation Bible School 2018


When: August 6th – August 10th, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – VBS
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM – An optional family dinner
Where: Resurrection Lutheran Church
Who: Preschool (age 3/potty trained) through 5th grade (grade just completed)
Cost: $20 per child ($60 maximum per family)
Etc: Optional $5 Music CD’s for purchase at the Connect Corner
Continue below for registration and volunteering information.
All questions can be directed to Andrea Scharmer at


Aye mateys! Calling all bucaneers for a week of jolly-good, swash buckling fun learning about how Jesus rescues us! Each night of VBS is chocked full of action…large group worship, Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks, and so much more. All are welcome, so be sure to invite your favorite land-lubber (neighbor, friend, family member) to join you in the adventure. Don’t miss out!

Volunteers – Teen Crew Leaders:

Calling all lads and lasses who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade to be teen crew leaders for “Shipwrecked” VBS. It’s not for the lily-livered, but will surely be a good time. Crew leaders are called to lead and mentor a group of 6-8 kids age 3 through 5th grade each night of VBS. Teen crew leaders need to commit to attending the entire week of VBS (from 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM) as well as a training on Sunday, August 5th.

Volunteers – Adult:

Yo ho, ho! All hands ahoy! Nearly 100 volunteers are needed to make “Shipwreck” a success this year. Whether you are an old salt (experience VBS volunteer) or an inexperienced scallywag (never have volunteered for VBS), we could use you on the crew. Even if it’s just for one night. If you are a teen, you need to have completed 9th grade to volunteer for these positions. Here are our volunteer opportunities:
  • Decorating  The decorations team will meet a few times on evenings and weekends prior to VBS to help create and assemble the sets and decoration for the Worship Center, education hallway, and Gathering Place. They will also set up the decorations the week before VBS starts and help tear down decorations the last night of VBS.
  • Registration  The registration team needs help the weekend before VBS (prepping name tags, etc) and during the week to check kids in, answer questions, and sell CDs. Monday of VBS the team will need help starting at 5:00 PM. The rest of the VBS week the team will start at 6:00 PM.
  • Preschool Team – There are a variety of positions to assist with in Preschool (games, snacks, story time, crafts, and adult crew leader). If you are the parent of a preschooler, this is a great way to participate with your child and help them feel comfortable with the hustle and bustle of VBS. We try to put 1 adult or more with each rotation of preschoolers.
  • Photography During the week, we take photos of the children for daily closing video/slides as well as taking candids. We need 1-2 people to take photos and assist with staging the photos/props.
  • Dinner Team – There are three areas to participate with the dinner team:
    • Help prep the dinners starting at approximately 3:30 PM
    • Serve dinners from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
    • Clean up after the dinners from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Snacks Team The snacks team prepares the snacks for the kids each night. This if from 6:30 PM to 8:15 PM.
  • Crafts The crafts team sets up the items needed for the evenings craft, helps the children make the craft each night, and helps clean up the craft room from 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM.
  • Games  The games team helps set up the games for the night and assists the children in participating the nightly games and also helps chaperone the games (kids can get pretty excited!). This is from 6:30 PM to 8:15 PM.
  • Drama – Helps with the drama/story telling station each night from 6:30 PM to 8:15 PM.
  • Adult Crew Leader  As an Adult Crew Leader, you will travel with one of the color groups (red, yellow, green, or preschool). You will assist the teen leaders as mentors and support them as needed if the children get unruly. You may also have to escort children to and from the restroom so the teen leader can keep the other children on task. It is critical that you are early on Monday as often we have teens at sport registration that first night. Each night is from 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM.
  • Floater  I can help wherever you need me! I understand that I might be in games one night and snacks the next.