Vacation Bible School: The Great Jungle Journey
PreK-6th Grade; June 17th-20th (Monday-Thursday)

Every day, our kids are bombarded with questions:

Did God really create everything?

Why do bad things happen?

Was Noah’s ark real?

Why do I need to be saved?

Can I trust the Bible?

At this VBS, your kids will explore the biblical answers to these questions as they set off on an epic adventure from Genesis to Revelation. Amid sloths, butterflies, river dolphins, and dart frogs, your children will sail along on a fun jungle cruise, stopping at seven ports of call. These ports are the 7 C’s of History: Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, and Consummation. Kids will discover how these events shape our world, and they will learn to reconnect the Bible to their everyday life.

Prepare to swing into fun as we head out on The Great Jungle Journey!

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Hot City Youth Rally
7th-12th Grade; June 21st-22nd (Friday & Saturday)

We are excited to host teens from the region for an exciting two day teen rally. At the Hot City Youth Rally your teen will hear Bible preaching and teaching applied to the stage of life they are in, they will participate in fun games and competitions, and they will enjoy a fun filled time with others their age in a safe environment. We hope to see your teens at the Hot City Youth Rally!

Register for Hot City Youth Rally

Vacation Bible School FAQ

Here are some answers to common questions about Vacation Bible School.

Monday-Thursday: June 17th-20th

9:00 AM- Registration

9:15 AM- Opening Assembly

9:45 AM- Class Rotations

11:30 AM- Snack Time

11:45 AM- Closing Assembly

11:55 AM- Parent Pick-Up Begins

This year, we will divide the students into four age groups. Each age group will rotate througout the morning to different activities: Lesson Time, Memory Verse Time, Craft/Science Time, Game Time. 

There will be four classes this year: 

Pre-Primary: PreK-Kindergarten

Primary: 1st-2nd Grade

Middler: 3rd-4th Grade

Junior: 5th-6th Grade

We determine the class for your child by what grade they will be entering in the fall school year. So if your child just finised 4th grade, and is entering 5th grade in the fall, they will participate in the Junior Class which is for 5th & 6th graders. 

If you have questions or concerns about this, please speak to Pastor Caleb. 

We understand that many 3 year olds are attending PreK classes here in Hot Springs County, but do have a set list of requirements for parents to determine if their child is old enough to attend.

  1. Is your 3 year-old fully potty trained? If not, they will be unable to attend VBS this year.
  2. Can your 3 year-old handle being in a classroom setting with others their age? We will be rotating classes and playing games. Do you think your child is able to handle that setting?

Your childs attendance will be based on your answers to the above listed questions. If the director, Pastor Caleb, feels they are not handling the enviroment well, we will suggest they come back next year. 

When you register please make that known to us. Unfortanately we won't be able to provide an alternative snack for every child with allergies, but typically our snacks are light and healthy and rarely do we have issues with this. Most parents send a snack with their child if they have multiple food allergies. 

If you feel comfortable sending them to VBS, we do too. You need to know that often we don't have enough volunteers to give a lot of "one-on-one" attention. We also are a crew of volunteers with limited training for special situations. If you still feel your child will thrive in this enviroment we encourage you to bring them. They will be treated just as all of the other childrens in terms of "discipline". Pastor Caleb, the director, will work with you the parent on a case to case basis, and will communicate to you if it is a good fit or not. 

Vacation Bible School is a free event! 

Vacation Bible School is an event for children PreK-6th Grade. Your teen will be not allowed to attend VBS, but we encourage them and invite them to attend the Hot City Youth Rally on Friday and Saturday of the same week.

 

Teenagers of First Baptist Church are allowed to attend as helpers for VBS.  

Hot City Youth Rally FAQ

Here are some answers to common questions about the Youth Rally.

Friday- June 21st

2:30 PM- Registration

3:00 PM- Opening Session

5:00 PM- Dinner

5:30 PM- Evening Game Time

8:00 PM- Final Challenge

8:30 PM- Dismissal

Saturday- June 22nd

9:00 AM- Morning Session

10:15 AM- Games

11:15 AM- Questions & Answers

12:00 PM- Lunch & Dismissal

For the sessions at the Youth Rally we have funny competitions and games, enjoy skits, and win prizes. The last half of each session is wrapped up with songs and preaching that glorifys the Lord. This is an evangelistic event and the Gospel will be declared boldly for all teens to hear. 

Pastor Caleb and Pastor Newhouse will be preaching the sessions this year. The messages will be age appropriate geared towards this group of young adults. 

There is no cost. The Hot City Youth Rally is a free event. 

We base attendance on the grade your teen is entering in the fall. Young people who have finished 6th grade and are entering 7th grade in the fall is the youngest age group allowed to attend the Youth Rally. 

Reach Out to Pastor Caleb!

If you have questions or concerns please, feel free to reach out.