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Group Publishing’s Blast Off Weekend Vacation Bible School curriculum

Blast Off is Group Publishing’s Weekend Vacation Bible School curriculum for 2014.
Blast Off is Group Publishing’s Weekend Vacation Bible School curriculum for 2014.
Group Publishing

Besides their five day contemporary Vacation Bible School (VBS) curriculum and their Holy Land Adventure curriculum, Group Publishing offers a third option for VBS. They call it their Weekend VBS and it includes two 2-1/2 hour sessions and one Sunday celebration. The age levels are preschool through grade 6.

This year the program is Blast Off: Launching Kids on a Mission of God’s Love. The space theme is a familiar one and appeals to boys and girls of all ages. A single Bible Point is reinforced each day; the Bible Point is "God loves us so…love each other!” There are two Bible stories: men bring their friend to Jesus to be healed (Luke 5:17-26) and Jesus dies and come back to life (Matthew 27:11 - 28:20).

The five songs include one contemporary praise song, a remake of a country gospel song, and the reuse of a song from a previous VBS. The Leader’s Version 2-CD set includes lyric and instrumental versions of the songs plus bonus “space sounds.” A music DVD is available as well as a student CD. You can listen to music samples at the Concordia Supply website.

There is a separate preschool program. The centers include music, storytelling, and games. There is also Projects-With-a-Purpose where kids make special gifts for others in their church, community, or the world.

The Ultimate Starter Kit has a list price of $67.99. Additional student resources are available, including a Bible Memory Mission Tag and Love Each Other Wristband. There is also a Program Resources DVD and Publicity Poster.