Gospel Light is a non-denominational publisher which offers a Vacation Bible School (VBS) program each year. This year’s curriculum is called SonTreasure Island: Discovering God’s Love and has a tropical island theme. The photos from the curriculum are reminiscent of the old TV show, Gilligan’s Island. There is also treasure to be found on the island, the greatest treasure of all—God’s love, which is discovered through the life of Jesus. This theme lends itself to colorful decorating, fun crafts, and tropical snacks.
All five stories are about Jesus and illustrate the five daily focuses: that God gave us Jesus, God’s love is kind and patient, God’s love is for everyone, God’s love is forgiving, and God’s love never fails. The age level for the program is preschool through grade 6.
The Deluxe Kit lists for $169.99. New this year is a Reproducible Power Pack with a list price of $149.99. It includes many resources that can be printed out or e-mailed including leader guides and student guides. This seems like it would be an economical alternative to buying printed materials.
Gospel Light also offers a SonTreasure Island Weekend Adventure 3-Day VBS. It is fully reproducible and works with all the SonTreasure resources. It features a Friday evening session, Saturday morning and afternoon sessions, and a Sunday closing program which could be used in worship or for a celebration lunch after the service. The kit lists for $89.99.
Gospel Light Roman Catholic Version
There is a Roman Catholic version of their VBS from Liguori Publications.Their website states that although VBS started as a Protestant tradition, it is a relatively new concept for Catholic parishes. The Deluxe Starter Kit sells for $169.99.
SonRise National Park
Gospel Light also offers several VBS kits from previous years, such as SonRise National Park VBS. As kids explore the beauty of nature they'll learn the most important survival skill, which is that they can always depend on Jesus and His promises. The Starter Kit sells for $47.99 and the Super Starter Kit is $119.99.
SonRock Kids Camp is where kids build their lives on the rock, which is Jesus. This VBS provides evangelism opportunities and the salvation message in every lesson as kids play fun games, make new friends, and sing around the campfire. The Starter Kits sells for $39.99 and the Super Starter Kit is $99.99.
Another kit for sale from Gospel Light is SonQuest Rainforest. The program is based on five key BIble verses, including John 3:16, that will change a child's life. This VBS will transport kids to a vivid rainforest environment of jungle sounds, sights, and smells. The Starter Kit is $47.99 and the Super Starter Kit is $119.99.
Kids will learn to trust Jesus at SonWest Roundup VBS. They will learn through the Old Testament stories of Moses about Jesus' unchangeable love and will enjoy games, crafts, music, skits, Bible stories, and tasty snacks. The Starter Kit is priced at $59.99 and the Super Starter Kit is $149.99.