Vacation Bible school. VBS. A summer staple. A much-needed break for mom during a time when neither school nor mom’s day out programs typically meet. At the height of unforgivingly hot Fort Worth summers, it’s almost a requirement to give the kiddos some organized indoor fun. This year, we are thrilled to update our guide for parents looking to provide one (or two, or three . . . we won’t judge) VBS experience for their kiddos in Tarrant County. If you would like to add a VBS to this guide, please email [email protected]
May 29 – June 1
Graceview Baptist Church — Ages :: four years – 5th grade // Cost :: FREE // Contact :: Michele Drake // This program is free and open to kids four years old through 5th grade, whether Graceview is their church home or not! Kids will gather each evening for a time of worship, crafts, games, Bible study — and a whole lot of fun!
June 3 – 5 & 6 – 8
The Hills Church — Ages :: nursery – adults // Cost :: FREE // Contact :: Patty Weaver // Broadway-style musical with Bible class adventure time. Learn about Jesus as a family when you experience three days of music and fun through the story of The Lost Sons. “We were lost, but now we’re found.”
June 8 – 10
Bear Valley Community Church — Ages :: all // Cost :: FREE // Contact :: Amy Goble // This year, kids bring their parents with them to VBS! Your whole family will participate together and create amazing family memories as you venture into an uncharted island to survive and thrive! This program is free and includes dinner the first night, lunch the next day, and breakfast the following morning!
June 10 – 13
Northwest Church of Christ — Ages :: birth – 6th grade // Cost :: FREE // Contact :: Megan Hutson // This year’s theme is Mystery of Christ and will explore biblical truths while enjoying snacks, crafts, classes, and fellowship!
June 11 – 15
Crown of Life Lutheran Church — Ages :: three years – 6th grade // Cost :: FREE // Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms.
June 18 – 21
Altamesa Church of Christ — Ages :: three years – completed 4th grade – // Cost :: FREE // Contact :: Andria Tucker // The toys all come to life to help kids discover the great joy of knowing Jesus and being a part of God’s big story! Program runs from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
June 18 – 22
First United Methodist Church of Hurst — Ages :: kindergarten – 6th grade // Cost :: FREE // Contact :: Jennifer Acker // Join Romper the River Otter at VBS 2018, experience the ride of a lifetime with God, and hear stories about acceptance, peace, joy, and more! This year will focus on Isaiah 43:2, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.” You won’t want to miss this rafting adventure of exciting music, amazing science, creative crafts, fun recreation, memorable Bible stories, meaningful worship, and quiet reflection time to remind you that God is always with you as you ride the rapids of life!
Sagamore Baptist Church — Ages :: completed kindergarten – completed 6th grade // Cost :: FREE // Contact :: Taylor Garmon // LifeWay’s 2018 VBS invites your kids to grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments for a jam-packed week of fun, truth, and team building! Sagamore provides a safe, free, week-long event in the west Arlington/east Fort Worth community!
University Baptist Church — Ages :: completed kindergarten – completed 6th grade // Cost :: FREE // Contact :: Tricia Ryan // Life’s big game can seem overwhelming, but the goal is not to compete in your own strength. God has already given you everything you need! He’s given you his complete word as the ultimate playbook. God wants you to join his team, to train hard, to celebrate salvation, to encourage one another, and to spur each other on. So get in the spirit — IT’S GAME ON! Program runs from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
June 25 – 29
Peace Lutheran Church — Ages :: three years – 5th grade & special-needs adults // Cost :: FREE // Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms.
July 8 – 12
Eastern Hills Baptist Church — Ages :: five years (entering kindergarten) – 12 years (exiting 6th grade) // Cost :: FREE // Contact :: Kim Herron // Putting the Bible back in vacation Bible school, we’re gearing to praise God, learn, and have fun. Program runs from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
July 9 – 13
St. Stephen United Methodist Church — Ages :: five years – 6th grade // Cost :: FREE // Contact :: Ruby Westbrook // Rolling River Rampage VBS adventure invites children on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! Along the river, children discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything. Relevant music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation, group dinner, and memorable Bible stories will help kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of amazing grace!
July 16 – 20
Birchman Baptist Church — Ages :: five years – 6th grade // Cost :: $5 (T-shirt) // Contact :: Jessica Moore or Elisa Randall // Join the team at GAME ON!™ for a week of gearing up for life’s big game. Kids will learn that God has given them everything they need through his divine power. Each day, kids will make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks, sing cool songs, and learn about missions.
July 23 – 27
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church — Ages :: potty trained – 4th grade // Cost :: free-will offering // Contact :: John Parsons // Participants learn about and experience God’s love for all through stories, crafts, and games. Snack and lunch provided.
July 26 – 28
Connect Church — Ages :: three years – 6th grade // Cost :: FREE // Contact :: Stacie Oglesby // Come learn about how Jesus rescues people in many different situations! Registration required at http://cnnct.ch/VBS18.
July 29 – August 2
Genesis United Methodist Church — Ages :: three years – completed 5th grade // Cost :: FREE // Contact :: Cheryl Couch-Thomas // Join the crew for Shipwrecked VBS! Come ashore for an action-packed week where kids will discover that Jesus rescues even when they are in difficult situations.