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“...train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.� I Timothy 4:7, 8












2012 c a ta l o g

Challenge young “athletes” to run the race of faith passionately committed to

2012 In-depth Bible lessons Challenging Scripture memory Daily Gospel presentation Maximum impact on churched and unchurched families Meaningful service projects

Jesus Christ and His Word

Profound Content transforms young hearts and minds presents a grace-filled Biblical world and life view teaches that each person must personally respond to God's offer of salvation calls kids to wholehearted obedience in following Christ Olympics theme makes VBS fun and meaningful VBS “Athletes” are challenged to follow in the faithful footsteps of Old Testament hero Joshua

costumed “eyewitness” storytellers bring God’s Word to life fun-filled Maranatha Marathon Contest includes Scripture memory drills and service projects

Exciting activities motivate kids to learn God's Word and serve others age-graded “Training Manuals” engage kids in service at VBS, at home, and in the community Game Rules (daily Scripture readings) help establish personal devotions theme-related songs and crafts reinforce daily Scripture memory and Bible lesson content

Winning Content for Maximum Impact! Effective Scripture Memory Daily Gospel Presentation Whole-Family Focus • kids learn verses that reinforce lesson truths • exciting daily drills help kids retain Scripture for a lifetime


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• theme-related, illustrated • siblings learn the same concepts and “Race of Life” age-appropriate Scripture memory verses • high-impact evangelistic • parents explore God’s Word with their message is memorized to share kids by helping them with simple with others “homework” each day

HIGH PRAISES! “The only curriculum that really gets kids into the Bible — reading, memorizing, & doing extra activities all connected with the Word of God. Kids & parents love these programs.” —Children’s Ministries Director Laurie Beavers, Lynnwood, WA “Reachout Adventures doesn’t sacrifice sound biblical instruction for mere entertainment. Yet it’s great fun for kids and provides plenty of creative options to adapt to any situation. The Scripture memory piece enhances the eternal benefits of this VBS.” —Pastor Chad Steenwyk, Holland, MI “Structured and flexible — easily adaptable for different facilities, group sizes, and budgets. Very effective at discipling kids from our church while also presenting the gospel to unchurched children and families. We love VBSRA!” ­—Director of Children’s Ministries Robin Gorab, Colorado Springs, CO

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support the Church in fulfilling Christ’s call to evangelize and disciple children and their families. Our commitment is to create high caliber, spiritually engaging, Christ-centered VBS curricula whose profound, grace-filled content and Christian world and life view are presented through fun-filled challenge and adventure.

Reachout Coaching & Community

Placing a high priority on knowing and caring for our customer churches and their VBS directors, Reachout offers free personal coaching by seasoned Reachout VBS directors who provide expert advice, individualized planning help, and prayer support. Client churches are also networked if desired with other area Reachout churches for in-the-trenches fellowship, encouragement, and resource sharing.

“Rules for the Race” Bible Lessons Olympion’s exciting Rules for the Race Bible lessons challenge VBS “Athletes” to follow Joshua’s heroic example of wholehearted obedience to God.

Engaging costumed storytellers—Biblical heroes, heroines, vultures, and spies—coach the Athletes with compelling “eyewitness” accounts tracking ancient Israel’s dramatic odyssey to the Promised Land.

“A stellar example of scholarship with a burning heart…these creative educational tools effectively advance deep spiritual truths.” —Senior Teaching Pastor Joe Novenson, Lookout Mountain, TN “These programs are biblically faithful, creatively designed, and gospel-focused.” —Pastor Tom Ascol, Cape Coral, FL “I recommend this program because it proves you do not have to sacrifice in-depth Bible teaching to have a creative, fun-filled week with children.” —Children’s Ministry Coordinator Sue Jakes, Presbyterian Church in America

3% Discount Deadline: March 2, 2012 Guaranteed Order Deadline: March 9, 2012

Seeing the Israelites clear hurdles and win victories by faith, Olympion’s Athletes are inspired to respond personally to the Word of God and run on His team as true champions in life’s marathon race of faith. Lesson One The Israelites Choose to Disobey Lesson Two  The New Israelites Choose to Obey Lesson Three  Rahab’s Choice Lesson Four  Achan’s Choice Lesson Five  Your Choice 

Numbers 13:1–14:35 Joshua 1:1–11, 16–18; 3:1–5:12 Joshua 2; 5:13–6:27 Joshua 7:1–8:29 Joshua 23–24; 8:30–35 Deuteronomy 27–30

Upcoming Adventures

• Upward Bound 2013 14830 Wallingford Avenue North Seattle, WA 98133-6620 1-866-GO•VBSRA (468-2772) (206) 365-0860 fax: (206) 365-6516 email: website:

Reach for the summit with this extraordinary trek focused on the incarnate, upward bound journey of Jesus Christ.

• Genesis 1: Space Probe 2014

Cruise the cosmos on an awesome Genesis adventure to seek out the Lord of the Universe.

• Summer Seaquest 2015

Plumb the depths of the adventure-filled book of Jonah to meet the God who saves.


Starter Kit Get a head start on your VBS planning with this “grandstand” view of Olympion’s curriculum. Kit contains all you need to start running with Olympion! • Director Guide • Teacher Guide (Director’s version) • Grades 1–6 Teacher Guide • QuickStart Guide • Bible Lesson Curriculum plus our NEW “At a Glance” overview • Student Training Manual • Student Sticker Set

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Student Name Button Leader’s CD Publicity Poster Publicity Postcard Record Sheet samples Wristband

Free 30-Day Review

30-DAY REVIEW! Pay $49.99 (plus s & h) and have it credited toward your Director Kit purchase when you place your full order. Or, return it after 30 days and we’ll refund you the cost of the Starter Kit. #100 Starter Kit $49.99

3% Discount Deadline: March 2, 2012 Guaranteed Order Deadline: March 9, 2012

Student Materials Student Packet Training Manual

Contains age-graded memory work, daily Bible reading, worksheets; “Olympion Champions” sticker page; original theme-related Gospel presentation; content-reinforcing songs; service projects; glossary and more! 44–56 pages depending on grade level. Comes with attractive cover sticker designating child’s team assignment. Grade levels based on grades completed.

Sticker Set

Over 60 full-color peel-off sticker trophies (Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals; Olympion Symbol; World Records; New Athletes) cheer children on in the Maranatha Marathon Contest.

“The student book is highly effective in getting God’s Word into unchurched homes.” Pastor Brian Thom, Killeen, TX

Name Button

Sturdy, color-coded custom-designed “Team ID” (matches Training Manual cover sticker) to identify each Athlete with his team. Button provides space for writing in Athlete’s name. A $4.50 #101A 4’s–K completed $3.75 #101B 1st–2nd completed $3.75 Value! #101C 3rd–4th completed $3.75 #101D 5th–6th completed $3.75

2’s & 3’s Student Packet Olympion Memory Book

Daily activity pages & “Team Cheers” that reinforce Bible lesson truths, Scripture memory verse & “Work Outs.”

Sticker Set & Name Button See Student Packet above. #101E


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Director Materials

200A & 200B

Director Kit This all-in-one organizer is a must-have for new Olympion Directors & Reachout veterans! Only one needed per church; order additional Director Packets (#201) as needed for Co-directors. Director Guide Comprehensive guide to planning & directing Olympion including the following (and more!): • VBS overview • training guidelines • reproducible job descriptions • 6-month planning calendar • decoration & snack suggestions • guidelines for use in large • recruiting & publicity aids & small settings

presentations. Customize and/or print your own records sheets using the files now included on the Artwork & Totals Tracker CD’s (or order preprinted below). #200A Director Kit $78.50 #200B* Director Kit $28.50 *Order 200B only if you purchased a 2011 Starter Kit.

Director Packet Includes Director Guide, Teacher Guide, QuickStart Guide, Bible Lesson Curriculum, Bible Lessons “At a Glance,” Student Training Manual. Perfect for Co-directors. #201 Director Packet $28.00

Teacher Guide (Director’s Version) Complete instructions for classroom teachers, department heads & assistants.

QuickStart Guides At-a-glance reference cards with Teacher Guide highlights; age-graded, 1 per grade level included.

Bible Lesson Curriculum 5 exciting, in-depth Bible lessons from the book of Joshua, presented as intriguing “eye-witness” accounts. Includes background notes, costume ideas & simplified storyline for 4’s–2nd grade.

Bible Lessons “At a Glance” NEW for 2012! Full-color quick reference summary chart of Bible Lessons.

Training Manual Student book; see page 4. Craft Curriculum Crafts for all ages, suitable for any size

group! Developed to complement & reinforce the Bible lesson truths & Olympion’s sports theme. Includes detailed instructions, reproducible patterns, & teacher introductions. Includes Crafts & Lesson Handwork for 2’s & 3’s and 4’s–K. Supplies not included.

Gospel Presentation Manual Complete guidelines for

preparing & presenting “The Race of Life,” Olympion’s unique 5-step Gospel presentation.

Leader’s CD See page 7. Artwork CD Contains all Olympion artwork & instructions.

Use to create decorations, signs, fliers, banners, guidons & more. Includes PowerPoint® Gospel Presentation Visual Aid & Song Lyrics

Also available separately: #202 Gospel Presentation Manual $ 6.50 #203 Craft Curriculum $ 16.00 #204 Artwork CD $ 18.00

Records Sheet Set

Used by classroom teachers for daily recordkeeping & reporting attendance. Order 1 set for every 100 students. Customize and/or print your own records sheets using the files now included on both the Artwork CD & Totals Tracker CD. #205 Records Sheet Set $15.00

Totals Tracker CD

Simple recordkeeping at your fingertips! Excel® PC program calculates team points, tracks attendance & totals offering figures. Includes 4 ready-made files—one for each Reachout school! ALSO includes records sheet files for all four adventure themes to customize and/or print. #206 Totals Tracker CD $10.00

Note: Bible Lesson Curriculum and Training Manual are available separately as items 12-16, page 5.


Director Resources, cont’d. Bible Lesson Acrostic Set Five-lesson visual aid for Bible lesson storytellers. Some preparation and additional material necessary. #207 $10.00

Arena Assemblies Manual

Memory Work Poster

17" x 22" poster of age-graded memory verses. Great for display on classroom walls. #210A 4’s–K $3.50 #210B 1st–2nd $3.50 #210C 3rd–4th $3.50 #210D 5th–6th $3.50

Fabulous “Opening and Closing Ceremonies” scripts that do it all for you! Everything you need for great daily assemblies, including introductory skits to the Gospel presentation and a comprehensive Closing Program plan. #208 $19.50

Recreation Packet

Lively theme-related recreation schedule for all grade levels, written exclusively for Olympion. Comes with detailed game instructions, materials list, theme-related introductions, plus rainy day suggestions. #211 $6.50

Memory Work Packet

Memory work list for all four grade groups, plus pull-out Scripture memory drill card listing questions by day (a great tool for “Target Practice” leader!). #209 $6.50


Staff Name Button

Sturdy custom-designed Olympion name button identifying your staff. #212 (pkg of 10) $ 5.50

Teacher Materials Teacher Packet

Assistant Teacher Packet

Teacher Guide

QuickStart Guide

VBS overview & complete instructions for classroom teachers, assistants & department heads; 3 age-graded guides—4’s–K, Grades 1–6, and 2’s & 3’s.

QuickStart Guide

At-a-glance reference card highlighting Teacher Guide essentials; 5 age-specific guides.

Bible Lesson Curriculum

See description under Director Kit, page 5.

Bible Lessons “At a Glance”

NEW for 2012! Full-color quick-reference summary chart of Bible Lessons.

Training Manual & Answer Sheets

Student book (see Student Packet, page 4), plus accompanying answer sheets for Grades 1–6. #300A 4’s–K Teacher Pkt $14.50 #300B 1st–2nd Teacher Pkt $14.75 #300C 3rd–4th Teacher Pkt $14.75 #300D 5th–6th Teacher Pkt $14.75 #300E 2’s & 3’s Teacher Pkt* $14.50 *2’s & 3’s student book is the Olympion Memory Book (see page 4).


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At-a-glance age-graded reference card highlighting Teacher Guide essentials.

Bible Lessons “At a Glance”

NEW for 2012! Full-color quick-reference summary chart of Bible Lessons.

Training Manual & Answer Sheets

Student book (see Student Packet, page 4), plus accompanying answer sheets for Grades 1–6. #300F 4’s–K Asst Teacher Pkt $7.25 #300G 1st–2nd Asst Teacher Pkt $7.50 #300H 3rd–4th Asst Teacher Pkt $7.50 #300I 5th–6th Asst Teacher Pkt $7.50 #300J 2’s & 3’s Asst Teacher Pkt* $7.25 Also available separately:** #301 Bible Lesson Curriculum $8.50 #301B Bible Lessons “At a Glance” $3.00 #302A 4’s–K Training Manual $2.75 #302B 1st–2nd Training Manual $2.75 #302C 3rd–4th Training Manual $2.75 #302D 5th–6th Training Manual $2.75 **Though these items are available separately, we strongly advise ordering complete packets for your teachers. Their understanding of Olympion’s entire content and format will make all the difference in your VBS!

Music Resources

Free coaching available

Music CD’s

13 great Olympion songs with engaging music & lessonreinforcing lyrics! Excellent for use in training meetings, VBS assemblies, classrooms, as well as for purchase by parents & staff. Leader’s version includes songs and instrumental-only tracks. #400 Music CD $12.25 #401 Leader’s CD $14.25 Take a 20% discount if purchasing 20 or more CD’s!

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Piano Music

Piano music & guitar chords for all Olympion songs, with crossreference guide to corresponding Bible lessons. Assembled in coilbound book convenient for page turning. #402 $18.00

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“Our music team wants to continue using many of the Olympion songs for our children’s worship time and choir. The songs were very Bible-based and easy to sing!” Karen Damko, VBS Director, Visalia, CA

Song Overhead Set

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Song lyrics overhead transparencies to project for all to see. Allows visiting parents to join in; great for your Olympion Finale closing program! #403 $18.00

Publicity Resources Poster

Colorful 11" x 17" poster printed with the Olympion logo, leaving room for your church’s specific publicity info. #500 $1.50



Spread the word about your Olympion with these full-color postcards! Space on reverse side for church information and mailing label. Four perforated cards per 8½" x 11" sheet for easy backside copying on your laser printer (pkg of 52 cards; 13 sheets). #501 $9.00 (pkg of 52)

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Outdoor Banner

Full color 5' x 3' sturdy vinyl banner, complete with grommets for easy mounting. Leaves room for your church’s specific publicity info. Reusable! #502 $39.99 Artwork for producing fliers & other publicity items is available on the Artwork CD (included in Director Kit or sold separately); see page 5.


“Christ-centered, Bible-based, doctrinally sound, and delightfully creative. I heartily recommend these materials!” —Senior Minister J. Ligon Duncan, Jackson, MS

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Wristbands Inspire champions with these winning “Running with God” silicon wristbands. Popular with children and adults, these wristbands make great conversation starters. Available in the 3 team colors (red, green, and blue) and staff color (yellow). #600A Red $5.25 (pkg of 5) #600B Blue $5.25 (pkg of 5) #600C Green $5.25 (pkg of 5) #600D Yellow (staff) $5.25 (pkg of 5)

T-Shirts Outfit your entire VBS—Athletes, Coaches, staff, parents, and siblings, too!—in these awesome, 50/50 T-Shirts. Verse around logo reads “Fight the good fight! Finish the race! Keep the faith!” II Tim 4:7. Optional: church name and/or logo printed on shirt back (locker patch style at nape of neck) for extra publicity. Shipped separately. Allow 4 weeks for delivery. See order form for deadlines. #700 Youth S (6–8) $6.99 10% #701 Youth M (10–12) $6.99 #702 Youth L (14–16) $6.99 discount #703 Adult S (34–36) $7.99 for 250 #704 Adult M (38–40) $7.99 or more #705 Adult L (42–44) $7.99 shirts! #706 Adult XL (46–48) $7.99 #707 Adult XXL (50–52) $9.99 #708 Church Name Drop price chart below #709 Church Logo Drop $20.00

Church Name Drop Prices Total Qty Shirts 24–47 48–71 72–143 144–287 288–499 500 and up

Cost per Shirt $ 1.25 $ 1.00 $ .85 $ .75 $ .65 $ .55

Medals Present your Athletes and Coaches with these quality 1¾" diecast gold medals designed exclusively for Olympion! Offer at registration to inspire throughout the week, award for achievement, or give as an enduring remembrance of Olympion for years to come. Durable ribbon included. #602 $2.95 Take a 10% discount when ordering 100 or more medals!

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Lanyards & Whistles Equip your staff with these colorful 36" x ½" long tubular lanyards, complete with safety release. Coordinating whistles attach for the perfect Coach accessory; lanyards without whistles make great trophies for your older Athletes! (Not recommended for young children because of choking hazard.)

#603A Lanyards #603B Whistles

$7.50 (pkg of 5) $3.75 (pkg of 5)

VBSRA 2012 Olympion Catalog  
VBSRA 2012 Olympion Catalog  

Eight page catalog with Vacation Bible School materials for 2012 Olympion Theme.