At Athens VBS, you’ll reinforce Bible truth in a big way because the daily Bible Point is carefully integrated into each activity. God’s Word comes alive through engaging with Bible history! overview chart »
When it comes to teaching kids about God’s Word, Group knows how to make faith stick! Only Group’s R.E.A.L. approach to learning is guaranteed to help kids remember God’s Word.
R.E.A.L. Learning is:
Relational Experiential Applicable Learner-Based
Through field tested rotation stations, kids and adults "time-travel" back to ancient Athens! In a small group of up to 10 (called an Oikos) kids meet Paul and learn about his jaw-dropping experiences, go to the Arena Games for fun Olympic “training,” and visit the busy Athenian Marketplace for snacks and activities. overview chart »
This easy-to-understand Rotation Chart will show you how all the Athens stations fit together.
It’s a sneak peek at Athens in action! During our field test (at a real church) we followed an Oikos around to give you an idea of what the kids at your VBS will experience.
To start things off on the right foot, everyone gathers at the opening Celebration for an upbeat time of singing and worshiping together!
Kids and adults travel in small groups, called an Oikos (Greek for “household”)—each named after one of the early churches visited by Paul. At the end of the day, each Oikos gathers for surprising object lessons that help kids see how the daily Bible verse connects to everyday life.
Small groups visit with Paul, who gives a firsthand account of his dangerous journey to share the life-changing truth about God.
Kids and adults play games as they “train” for the Olympics, discovering more about life in ancient Athens.
Each day kids will explore shops full of unique crafts and creative activities based on Bible-times history.
Just like in the opening Celebration, everyone gathers to sing praises to God! Songs and motions help kids explore worship through music.
Your kids can send God’s Word to India.
There are more children in India than any other country in the world. And every day, millions of them live in active danger of being trafficked, maimed, or sold into slavery. For these kids, life feels hopeless.
We’ve partnered with Biblica with the goal of placing heart-changing Scripture into the hands of India’s children. All it takes is love, prayer…and the specially designed “God’s Love for You” Bible book. Together we can let children of India know that they are loved…that they matter…that God has a purpose for them.
Take your whole congregation on a trip back-in-time to the beautiful Grecian coast without breaking the bank! Athens VBS is full of vibrant colors, rugged columns and lush vegetation that can easily be created with inexpensive, everyday items. Get your Greek on!
One of the best parts about Group VBS—award-winning music! You’ll sing songs that will lift everyone higher!
Your Ultimate Starter Kit comes filled with everything you need to plan a truly memorable Athens VBS. The Ultimate Director Go-To Guide® and leader manuals provide step-by-step instructions. Plus, you’ll get student resource samples, volunteer resources, an Athens catalog packed with program products, and essential media tools.
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Exciting essentials for student growth
Resources that help make lasting Bible connections
Help kids see God at work in their own lives
Crafts are designed to create Bible conversations
Kids can share God’s love with the children of India
High quality music and media resources
Make your Athens scene come to life
Athens gear to outfit your kids and adults
Extras for just the right Greek treatment
Need extra manuals for leaders and volunteers?
Downloadable sheet music and leader manuals