Editor’s note: This post is part of our VBS Review Fair here on Key Resources, where we’ll be featuring reviews of our top picks from this year’s curricula. You can download the full review packet here.
Bible Blast to the Past
“Discover God’s Everlasting Love”
Bible Blast to the Past is designed to bring children closer to God through Bible stories, relationships, and service to others. Through stories from both the Old and New Testaments, participants explore characteristics of God’s love.
There is a strong emphasis throughout the program and in the instructional “cards” for leaders to “lead kids to Christ.” Denominations like the Episcopal Church emphasize baptism as the entry point to the church and a relationship with Christ. VBS programs in these churches will need to instruct leaders about differences in language and theology in talking about relationships with Jesus.
The developmental tips provided to teachers for children of different age groups are sound and useful. The teaching methodology overall is clear and straightforward.
Age Levels: Preschool, Elementary (younger & older), Teen, Adult (separate purchase)
Course: How to Run a Vacation Bible School on ChurchNext
Free Subscription: Episcopal Teacher magazine from the CMT
Website: VBS Online (prepare to be inspired to creative greatness)
Dorothy Linthicum (@dslinthicum) is an instructor at Virginia Theological Seminary and program coordinator in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching.