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VBS offers Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network churches a tremendous opportunity to evangelize and disciple children, youth, and adults. VBS is a time to “pack your bags and head out for adventure” that can take you through anything on a thrilling adventure to anywhere. It is the largest outreach event for most of our churches.


  • More people have come to know Jesus Christ as Savior through VBS than through any other church activity.
  • VBS emphasizes the Bible.
  • VBS curriculum is designed to relate all the areas of study and activity to the VBS theme. Bible study, missions and crafts work together to teach those attending about God, the Bible, Jesus, and His purpose in their lives.
  • Day 1-  Jesus Saw Zacchaeus. Luke 19:1-10                       Jesus knows who I really am.
  • Day 2-  Jesus Saw the Woman at the Well. John 4:1-42      Jesus knows who I really am.
  • Day 3- Jesus Saw Nicodemus. John 3:1-21, 19:38-42         Jesus knows I need a Savior.
  • Day 4- Jesus Saw a Blind Man. John 9                                Jesus knows my purpose.
  • Day 5- Jesus Saw the Children. Mark 10:13-16                   Jesus loves and accepts me.


  In partnership with LifeWay, we offer the VBS theme for 2016: "Submerged""


VBS 2016--Submerged--Psalm 139:23-24 

"Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way." Psalm 139:23-24  (HCSB®)


VBS Motto: Jesus Sees. Jesus knows. Jesus saves. 

Next summer, take your kids on an adventure like no other, deep within the mysterious sea. As kids submerge themselves in God’s Word, they will discover that Jesus didn’t just see what’s on the outside of people. He looked deep down on the inside. So grab your goggles, step into your flippers, and dive in to find truth below the surface!

The VBS Expo and Regional conferences will feature Submerged.


Backyard Kids Club: 

Taking VBS out of your church and into your community is easy with the VBS 2016 Backyard Kids Club Kit. It’s designed for a club of about 20 kids and works perfectly with all the Submerged gear.

There are many exciting and unique ministry possibilities that your church has through VBS. LifeWay's optional VBS curriculum is Club VBS.

    VBS materials are offered by several other vendors. If you decide to research other curriculums, it is important to understand their Biblical approach to teaching in order to determine which is best for your church. You can access by these additional options by google or yahoo search engine.



    Upcoming VBS EXPOS


    We will have 3 EXPOS for you to bring your team to for training in 2016

    LifeWay Christian Bookstore will be onsite at each EXPO.


    EXPO #1

    February 27, 2016       9am to 2pm

    South Columbia Baptist Church

    8814 Guilford Road; Columbia, MD

    To register for EXPO #1, click here.


    EXPO #2

    April 9, 2016     9am to 2pm

    Oak Grove Baptist Church

    2106 Churchville Road; Bel Air, MD



    EXPO #3

    April 23, 2016     9am to 2pm

    First Baptist Church, Upper Marlboro

    7415 SW Crain Highway; Upper Marlboro, MD

    To register for EXPO #3, click here