After some minor editing changes, the Kids of Courage VBS curriculum is again available. To order, visit VOM Books.
The curriculum includes true stories of children from 5 countries: Egypt, China, North Korea, India, and Nigeria.
Kids learn that Kids of Courage: Trust God, Get Prepared (by learning about how Christians in other countries and in the Bible faced difficulties), Forgive Others, Witness Boldly, and Remember Persecuted Christians. They learn that they, too, can be Kids of Courage.
Children will discover that persecuted Christians may experience joy and victory in times of struggle, and they learn about obedience to God and perseverance in tough situations. They also learn about forgiving and praying for enemies.
The VBS is being used in small and large churches, and is quite affordable for all groups. Some children’s workers are finding that the curriculum includes so much information, they can also use it in Sunday school and other settings after their VBS is over. Several groups have said they plan to use it for two years.
The curriculum includes opportunities to share and explain the gospel to children who have not yet trusted in Christ as their Savior. Directors who have used the curriculum report that children have come to Christ during the VBS.
Each kit includes:
- Five teachers’ guides, one for each country
- Director’s guide
- Skits and plays book
- Games, snacks, and activities book
- Craft and classroom activities book
- Photo CD; Music CD
- Resource and project guide
- VOM prayer map
The official VBS website has more information, samples of the curriculum, and feedback from VBS directors.