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BLAST OFF with the first VBS to land on Mars! Cokesbury’s To Mars and Beyond will help kids explore the wonders of God’s universe. They’ll become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God’s power can take them. Beginning in your Assembly Area—an outpost on Mars— they’ll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they’ll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too. Add to the adventure with out-of-this-world fun, learning, and timeless Bible stories that inspire kids to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine!

One small step for your kids... one giant leap for God’s Kingdom!

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You’ll find everything o you need t d when e t r a t s t e g ne of o e s o o h c you Super o w t e s e h t s! Starter Kit

Super Starter Kit. 9781501862908. $174.99 Super Starter Kit Plus Digital. 9781501876509. $219.99


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Whooosh is an intergenerational VBS that utilizes African American culture, history, music, and art to teach biblical truths. Guided by six church Kids, who by faith, take flight on Holy Spirit-powered bicycles, participants will move across the country visiting various sites where they’ll experience God’s power, presence, and steadfast love, through pick-up games, spontaneous shows, interactive art, music, and craft activities. With Whooosh you’ll visit the following places: • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Washington, DC) • National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington, DC) • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati, OH) • American Jazz Museum (Kansas City, MO) • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (Kansas City, MO) • Black Wall Street (Tulsa, OK) • Colonel Allensworth State Historical Park (Near Bakersfield, CA) Starter Kit 9781501869006.


“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was going to receive as an inheritance. He went out without knowing where he was going.” (Hebrews 11:8, CEB)


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Remembering a Dream! Genesis 28:10-22

After a dream, Jacob sets a stone as a reminder of where he met God.



Crossing the River! Joshua 4:20-24


After crossing the Jordan River into the Promised Land, the Hebrew children build a memorial of stones.


A New Song!

Psalm 149; Hebrews 4:12

The psalmist encourages new music to praise God.


Lesson For All People! Mark 11:15-19

Jesus declares that God’s house is a place of prayer for all people.



Living Monuments! 1 Peter 2:4-6; 2 Peter 1:5-8

Peter writes about the building blocks of Christian character.


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Page 6 Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth (Group)


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Page 11 Miraculous Mission: Jesus Saves the World (Concordia)


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Quickly compare VBS options and choose the best one for your needs. To Mars and Beyond: Explore Where God’s Power Can Take You

Whooosh: Take Flight to Where God Leads You

Roar: Life is Wild, God is Good



Abingdon Press



One small step for your giant leap for God’s Kingdom! To Mars and Beyond will help kids explore the wonders of God’s universe. As they journey through space, they’ll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too. Add to the adventure with out-of-this-world fun and timeless Bible stories that inspire kids to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine!

With Whoosh, participants will be encouraged to allow God to lead them as they journey to places of freedom, fun, and opportunity, remembering God’s miracles as they go. They will take flight with faith in Jesus Christ; touch down in the Bible; dream, praise, play, and learn; and experience God’s awesome presence and love! This intergenerational VBS utilizes African American culture, history, music, and art to teach biblical truths.

Make your VBS the mane event! This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.

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Bible Stories

Faith! Daniel Daniel Trusts God in the Lions’ Den (Daniel 6); Boldness! Queen Esther Takes a Stand (Esther 4–9); Kindness! The Good Samaritan Helps a Fellow Traveler (Luke 10:2537); Thankfulness! Jesus Heals 10 Lepers (Luke 17:11-19); Hope! Jesus Comforts Friends on the Way to Emmaus (Luke 24: 13-35).

Remembering a Dream! (Genesis 28:10-22); Crossing the River! (Joshua 4:20-24); A New Song! (Psalm 149; Hebrews 4:12); For All People! (Mark 11:15-19); and Living Monuments! (1 Peter 2:4-6; 2 Peter 1:5-8).

The Israelites are slaves for the Egyptians (Exodus 1; 5; 6); God sends plagues on Egypt (Exodus 7:14–12:32); The Israelites enter the wilderness (Exodus 14–17); Jesus dies and comes back to life ( John 16–21); The Israelites build a memorial to remember God’s goodness ( Joshua 3–4).

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Age Levels





Starter Kit Prices

9781501862908. Super Starter Kit: $174.99 9781501876509. Kit Plus Digital: $219.99

9781501869006. Starter Kit: $84.99

1210000308924 Ultimate Starter Kit: $184.99 1210000308917 Ultimate Starter Kit Plus Digital: $224.99

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Music in Kit

Complete Music CD includes 11 songs plus instrumental tracks and PowerPoint® slides with lyrics for projection.

Complete Music CD with praise songs, traditional songs and hymns, and hip-hop. Includes learning/teaching and accompaniment tracks.

Sing & Play Roar Music Leader Version 2-CD Set


Video/Multimedia Components

Adventure Video DVD/CD-ROM, Music Video DVD, and Decorating/Publicity CD-ROM; sold separately or together in the Mega Media Pak (also included in both Super Starter Kit options)

Worship DVD with introduction video, music videos, and movement instructions/demos

Sing & Play Roar Music DVD; KidVid™ Stories: God is Good DVD; Ultimate Director Go-To Recruiting & Training DVD; Decorating Places: Roar DVD

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Student Music

Student Take-Home CD


Sing & Play Roar Music CD


Student Books

Preschool/Kindergarten (ages 3–5), Younger Elementary (grades 1–2), Older Elementary (grades 3–6), Youth, and Adult

Preschool/Kindergarten (ages 3–5), Younger Elementary (grades 1–3), Older Elementary (grades 4–6), Teen, and Adult

Little Paws Preschool Bible Pack and Roar Some More Bible Book (Elementary)


Leader Books

Director Guide, Preschool/Kindergarten Leader, Elementary Classroom Leader, Youth Leader, Bible Storyteller, Music Leader, Craft Leader, Science Leader, Assembly Leader, Recreation Leader, Decorating Guide, Reflection Time Leader, Mission Leader (download only), and Snack Leader (download only).

Director’s Manual, Preschool/Kindergarten, Younger & Older Elementary Bible Leaders; Arts & Crafts, Music & Movement, Heritage/Drama/ Games Leader, Recipe Guide, and Outreach/ Follow-up Leader are in the kit. (Teen and Adult Leaders include Music CDs; sold separately.)

Roar Ultimate Director Go-To Guide; Sing & Play Roar and Safari Celebration Leader; KidVid™ Cinema Leader; Imagination Station Leader; Wild Bible Adventures Leader; Hungry Herd Cafe Leader; Stampede Sports Leader; Spotlight VBS™ Leader (with online software); Preschool Director; Preschool Exploration Stations Leader; Preachool Bible Discovery Leader; Preschool Games Leader; Preachool KidVid™ Cinema Leader; Preschool Craft & Play Leader; Preschool Closing Circle Leader.

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Decorating Helps

Decorating Guide, Decorating Mural, Bible Story Poster Pak, Large Logo Poster, Decorating Poster Pak, Theme Banner, Wall Coverings, Pennants, Garland, Photo Booth Backdrop, Fiber Optic Galaxy Light, Foil Balloons, and more

Outdoor Banner, Promo Poster, Decorating and Publicity Poster Pak, Iron-ons, plus more decorating tips are in the Director’s Manual

Decorating Places: Roar DVD; Roar Clip Art & Resources CD;

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Bilingual Edition releasing in February 2019


See for publicity materials, t-shirts, crafts, reproducibles, the EP3-20 Robot Puppet, and more!

Go to for FREE online tools: custom church website, planning tools, personalized eCards, and much more!

All-new Bible Memory Buddies & KidVid Cinema™ with stories of kids in Zambia who experience God’s goodness. Ultimate Starter Kit Plus Digital contains all you need plus a USB drive wtih digital resources, clip art, and free music downloads, including the full-length theme song.

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Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth

Brave the Wild

Who Is My Neighbor?

Miraculous Mission: Jesus Saves the World


David C Cook

Herald Press

Concordia Publishing House

Imagine leaving a life of privilege and power to face angry mobs, painful imprisonment, and chain-breaking earthquakes—all to spread the life-changing truth of God’s love. Learn the jaw-dropping story of the Apostle Paul…straight from Paul himself! In an ancient “anything goes” culture, Paul will inspire kids to share the truth of God’s immeasurable love today!

Brave the Wild VBS invites kids to join the adventure of believing God’s promises! Each day kids will see what happened when a Bible hero trusted God to keep His promises. Your kids will learn the theme verse (Psalm 145:13) by heart and be encouraged to count on God to always keep His promises. They will discover that when they choose to believe God’s promises, they’re in for the adventure of a lifetime!

Neighbors are more than people who live next door, or people in our families or communities. From looking at how to be a neighbor to diving into what it means to live out our faith, this interactive VBS series will lead children deeply into Bible stories focused on God’s care and compassion for neighbors close at hand and around the world. Join us as we discover neighbors near and far!

In this big, vast, amazing universe, we sometimes feel small and on our own. Yet God loves us each so much that He sent Jesus, His Son, to be our Savior. Join us for VBS 2019 and explore God’s miraculous mission, as we learn about His plan of salvation from creation to the cross.

Paul begins his second missionary journey (Acts 15:36–16:5); Paul and Silas are put in prison (Acts 16:16-40); An angry mob searches for Paul and Silas (Acts 17:1-9); Paul preaches about Jesus (Acts 17:16-34); Paul continues his journey (Acts 18:1-5).

Abraham BELIEVED God’s Promise (Genesis 12, 15, 17, 21); Isaac WAITED for God’s Promise (Genesis 22, 24–26); Jacob RECEIVED God’s Promise (Genesis 26–28, 32); Jesus IS God’s Promise (Matthew 2–5); Joseph BRAVED God’s Promise (Genesis 37, 39–42).

Love God and Your Neighbor (Mark 12:28-34); Who Is My Neighbor? (Luke 10:25-37); Living Peacefully (Genesis 26:12-33); Everyone Is Invited! (Luke 14:1-24); Sharing with Others (Acts 2:42-27, 4:32-37).

God Made the Universe (Genesis 1–2:2); God Promises a Savior (Genesis 12:1–7 and 15:1–6); Jesus the Savior Is Born (Matthew 2:1–12); Jesus the Savior Is Risen (Matthew 27:27–28:10); Jesus the Savior Reigns (Acts 1:1–11; Luke 24:44–53).



K–Grade 5 with adaptations for ages 4–5 and grades 6–8

Pre-K to Grade 5

1210000307767 Starter Kit: $152.99 1210000307774 Starter Kit Plus Digital: $187.99

9780830777303 Digital Starter Kit: $129.99

9781513804378 Starter Kit: $164.99

078777101213 Starter Kit: $169.99

Celebration Music Leader Version 2-CD Set

3 original songs


Music Leader Guide with audio and music scores, Song Action Videos, Early Childhood Music, Bible Challenge Memory Verse songs, and a Passalong CD/DVD sample (19 songs in all).

Celebration Music DVD; Ultimate Director Go-To Recruiting & Training DVD; Decorating Places: Athens DVD

10 video episodes; 3 music videos; optional missions video segments


1 Program Overview Video; 1 Theme Promo Video; 8 Song Action Videos; 10 Skit Videos; 5 Mission Project Videos; Decorating Overview and Decorating Site videos; and Volunteer Overview and Volunteer Site Videos

Celebration Music CD

Songs are all sharable


Cosmic Waves Passalong CD and Cosmic Waves Downloadable Music Card, each featuring audio and video for the 19 Miraculous Mission songs

Postcards From Paul Student Book


Student Book (Grades K–5); My Book of Stories (Early Childhood student book)

Little Dipper Early Childhood Leaflets and Stickers (Pre-K/Kindergarten); Shooting Star Early Elem. Leaflets (Grades K–2); Dazzling Comet Elem. Leaflets (Grades 3–5)

Ultimate Director Go-To Guide®, Celebration Leader Manual, Shopkeeper Manual, Paul’s Adventures Drama Leader Manual, Arena Games Leader Manual, Oikos Leader Manual (in the Oikos Teaching Kit).

Worship (Opening & Closing), Bible Adventure, Snacks & Games, Crafts & Science.

Director Guide, Worship and Drama Guide, Active Response Guide, Bible Response Guide, Creative Response Guide, and Early Childhood Leader Guide.

Miraculous Mission Director Guide, Firefly Early Childhood Guide, Wonderful Creation Craft Guide, Miraculous Mission Opening & Closing Guide, Observation Station Bible Challenge Guide, Starry Night Storytelling Guide, Galaxy Snack Guide, Blastoff Games Guide, and Liftoff Music Guide (includes CD/ DVD Content).

Decorating Places: Athens DVD; Athens Clip Art & Resources CD;

Digital Decorating Guide provided; Decorating resources available through Outreach

Decorating suggestions listed along with the dramas in the Worship and Drama Guide

Decorating videos for each site and step-by-step written instructions





Group’s Holy Land Adventure VBS is the one-of-a-kind Bible Times VBS!

Daily Parent Guide




This year, all of our digital materials will be included on one all-inclusive Director USB (included in Starter Kit).



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Help kids dive deep into God’s Word! NEW DESIGN! CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible

This engaging, interactive Bible offers four-color icons and illustrations throughout with a wealth of notes, historical facts, book introductions, devotionals, and other interactive elements to capture inquisitive young minds. The Deep Blue Kids Bible encourages a thirst for God’s timeless message as young readers join three life-like kids in discovering the Bible and what it means to their lives. For ages 7–12. Common English Bible.

Coming in April.

9781609262204. Wilderness Trail Hardcover. $29.99; $19.99 9781609262198. Wilderness Trail Paperback. $22.99; $15.49

Also available:

9781609261351. Bright Sky Hardcover. $29.99; $19.99* 9781609262112. Compass Decotone. $36.99; $9.99

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9781609260811. Bright Sky Paperback. $22.99; $15.99* 9781609262044. Ocean Sail Decotone. $36.99; $24.49 9781609261993. Lighthouse Decotone. $36.99; $20.99 9781609261917. School of Fish Soft-Touch Hardcover. $36.99; $24.49

*Quantity pricing available. More CEB Deep Blue Kids Bibles are available at

Deep Blue Toddler Bible Storybook Daphna Flegal and Kerry Blackwood

Nineteen Bible stories written in a simple and easy-to-understand way that will introduce little ones to God and Jesus. Includes all the traditional favorite Bible stories that capture the hearts and imaginations of very young children (toddlers–age 2). Abingdon Press. 9781501840135. Hardcover. $12.99; $9.99


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Deep Blue Bible Storybook: Miracles of Jesus Brittany Sky and Daphna Flegal

Perfect for ages 3–6, the Deep Blue Bible Storybook: Miracles of Jesus contains nine of the best-loved miracle stories from the New Testament, written in understandable language and delightfully illustrated in full color. Abingdon Press. 9781501840630. Hardcover. $9.99; $7.99

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9781501815010. Deep Blue Bible Storybook, Hardcover. $21.99; $14.79 9781501849572. Deep Blue Bible Storybook Activity Bulletin Book. $29.99; $21.99 9781501840616. Deep Blue Kids Bible Dictionary, Hardcover. $19.99; $14.99 | 800.672.1789 | Resource Consultants


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NEW NIrV Seek and Explore Holy Bible Hunting for God’s Treasure

NIV Adventure Bible Polar Exploration Edition

9780310763512. $24.99; $17.49

9780310765059. Hardcover. $29.99; $19.99

Engage your child’s whole being—heart, soul, and mind. As children journey through the Bible , they’ll be joined by nine different animal friends who guide children to the different sites throughout the Bible that lead them through the story of God’s people. Features a full-color interior, single-column text, 4 child-friendly Bible maps, 8.75 point text, and a presentation page. For ages 6–10. Zonderkidz.

NIV Bible for Kids

Perfect for those looking for a convenient Bible size and readable text for children. Features easy-to-read 9.4-point print size, exclusive Comfort Print® typeface, presentation page, words of Jesus in red, ribbon marker, and a choice of attractive bindings. Ages 8–12. Zonderkidz. 9780310764175. Hardcover, Gray, Large Print. $29.99; $23.99 9780310764199. Hardcover, Turquoise Hearts, Large Print. $29.99; $18.99 9780310764250. Gray Leathersoft™. $24.99; $18.99 9780310764229. Pink Leathersoft™. $24.99; $18.99


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Embark on a fun, exciting trek through God’s Word with the NIV Adventure Bible, now in an all-new polar exploration theme. Features full-color images, articles about BIble people and life in Bible times, memory verses, fun Bible facts and activities, book introductions, a dictionary/concordance, color maps, and more. For ages 8–12. Zonderkidz.

NEW NIV Gift & Award Bible for Kids

Now with a larger font size that is easier to read, this is the perfect gift for holidays, graduations, confirmations, and other special milestones for ages 8–12. Features easy-to-read 7.5-point print, exclusive Comfort Print® typeface, presentation page, two-column format, and words of Jesus in red. Zonderkidz. Coming in January. Each, $7.99; $6.49 9780310765844. Pink. 9780310765851. Blue. | 800.672.1789 | 800.672.1789 | Resource | Resource Consultants Consultants


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Everything you need to give your children and their friends a memorable experience is available with one of our VBS program kits (as well as all the extras.) Choosing a VBS kit makes things easy for you and your volunteers, and the helpful VBS pros at Cokesbury are available to walk you through the process.


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Where in the world universe do you want to go next summer? Take flight on a bicycle ride adventure... Brave the wild adventure of God’s promises... Roam across the plains on an African safari... Rocket across the sky on a mission to Mars... A Vacation Bible School program from Cokesbury is a travel itinerary to learning, adventure, and most of all—fun!

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Cokesbury has all the best VBS options— everything you need to make your VBS a success! Free standard shipping at when you order $35+ of eligible items.

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Here’s how to order: • Visit • Call Cokesbury at 800.672.1789 • Contact a Resource Consultant Use our in-depth chart to compare VBS studies! See pages 12–13 inside this catalog or view the chart online at!

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