5 Great Lessons

Students will experience medieval life, complete with a castle, knights, and royalty. Through the lessons, they’ll see God’s sovereignty, love, and faithfulness demonstrated in the life of David, and will learn to praise the King of the universe.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
Day 1

CHOSEN: Samuel Anoints David

  • BIBLE TEXT

    1 Sam. 16:1–13

  • TOPIC

    Loving God

  • MEMORY VERSE

    “The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” (1 Sam. 16:7).

  • THEME

    God is King. Approach Him with love.

  • OBJECTIVE

    Students will understand that having a heart pleasing to God begins with trusting Jesus as Savior.

Day 2

EMPOWERED: David Fights Goliath

  • BIBLE TEXT

    1 Sam. 17:1–51

  • TOPIC

    Trusting in God

  • MEMORY VERSE

    “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust” (Ps. 91:2).

  • THEME

    God is King. Trust Him for strength and courage.

  • OBJECTIVE

    Students will identify tasks for which they can trust God for strength and courage.

Day 3

PROTECTED: Jonathan Warns David

  • BIBLE TEXT

    1 Sam. 18:1–14; 20; 23:14–18

  • TOPIC

    Praising God

  • MEMORY VERSE

    “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust. . . . I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised” (Ps. 18:2, 3).

  • THEME

    God is King. Praise Him, for He is worthy.

  • OBJECTIVE

    Students will discover ways to praise God even when times are hard.

Day 4

CROWNED: David Honors God

  • BIBLE TEXT

    2 Sam. 4:4; 9:1–7

  • TOPIC

    Telling others about God

  • MEMORY VERSE

    “Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people” (1 Chron. 16:8).

  • THEME

    God is King. Tell others about Him.

  • OBJECTIVE

    Students will honor the King by telling others about Him.

Day 5

PROMISED: God Keeps His Word

  • BIBLE TEXT

    2 Chron. 6:1—14

  • TOPIC

    Giving thanks to God

  • MEMORY VERSE

    “Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth” (Ps. 47:6, 7).

  • THEME

    God is King. Thank Him for His faithfulness.

  • OBJECTIVE

    Students will praise God in song and in prayer.

The Evangelistic VBS!™

A strong emphasis on the salvation message

Salvation Poster

With RBP VBS, no teacher ever has to be without a copy of the salvation message. RBP VBS is a fully integrated, gospel-centered program that weaves the salvation message into each lesson! Our Vacation Bible School programs are built around a solid theological framework and motivated by a desire to teach Bible truths using age-appropriate methods. VBS could be your biggest evangelistic outreach event of the year! Don’t limit your potential impact by using programs light in content and evangelism.

Endorsed by the largest evangelistic outreach ministry to children

Customers know that we truly are the evangelistic VBS—and have been since we started back in 1972. Even the world’s largest evangelistic outreach ministry to children has recognized this! RBP is the only VBS publisher recommended by CEF®! Find out why at rbpVBS.org/CEFrecommends.

Keep your VBS out of the dark ages!

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Director’s Materials

    Director’s Guide
    Director's Resource CD Set
    Thank-You Card

Classroom Materials

    • Teacher Books (2s & 3s—Youth)
    • Student Activity Sheets (2s & 3s—Junior)
    • Youth Student Book
    • Adult Bible Study: Facing Life's Giants
    • Over the Moat Verse Poster

Evangelism

    • Salvation Poster
    • Gospel Bookmark
    • 5 Salvation Tracts
    • Welcome to the Family!
    • Family Fun Sheet

Promotional Helps

    • Theme Poster
    • Jumbo Theme Poster
    • Theme Invitation Flyer
    • Theme Bulletin Cover
    • Theme Postcard
    • Theme Doorknob Hanger

Music

    • Over the Moat Music CD
    • Songbook (Digital Download)

Games

    Fox Mini Pullback Racer

Crafts

    • Over the Moat Craft Ideas Book
    • Design Your Own Inflatable Sword
    • Leather Bracelet Craft

Attendance

    • Registration Card
    • Attendance Chart
    • Nametags
    • Over the Moat Pass

Decorations

    • Wall Torch Light
    • Inflatable Sword and Shield

Gifts & Awards

    • Over the Moat Bag
    • Over the Moat Pouch
    • Sticky Notepad
    • Iron-On
    • Theme Button
    • Logo Balloon
    • Theme Sticker
    • Friends of Finnegan Plush Fox
    • Bendable Knight
    • Royal Slap Bracelet
    • Armor Pencil

Promotional DVD

    • VBS Promotional Video
    • Church Presentation Video
    • Missions Project Video

Catalog

Cow-a-Bunga

Resources

Lots of awesome decorating options!

We know that decorating is an important factor when choosing a VBS program. Our director’s guide, teacher books, and decorating CD help directors imagine what Over the Moat can look like at their church. We provide decorating ideas that any church can do on its own, and also recommend using any of the
30+ decorating items
from our catalog.

Music and Puppets

Be prepared to get some catchy tunes stuck in your head! Check out our musical selection and puppet script samples.

Missions Offering Project

Operation Classroom

Equipping Church Plants to Teach Kids

The United States is now the third largest mission field in the world! People need to hear about Jesus, but many don’t have good churches near them. So all across America, people are planting new churches. In these new churches, kids can learn about God and make friends in a safe and happy place.

When a church is just getting started, it is called a church plant. New churches may not have things like Sunday School and VBS books, toys, craft supplies, tables, and chairs. They may not even have their own building. But they are teaching boys and girls about Jesus and how to be more like Him! You can be part of that. You can help a church plant get everything it needs to teach kids:

  • Classroom supplies, like glue, crayons, markers, and scissors
  • Toys to help teach lessons
  • Lesson books
  • Signs for check-in
  • Nursery supplies
  • Tables and chairs
  • So much more!

Help kids across America have a safe and happy place to learn about Jesus!

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