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Christ Church is proud to present a FREE, three-night virtual Vacation Bible School (VBS) for elementary-aged children and their families. It will consist of games, music, small-group activities, and most importantly a Gospel message! Rather than canceling our annual VBS event due to the global pandemic, it was our heart’s desire to transform this wonderful ministry opportunity into a virtual experience. Peruse the rest of this page for registration info, schedule, frequently asked questions, and more.

When:

July 6–8 (Monday-Wednesday) from 7:15pm–7:45pm (EST)


Where:

Facebook.com/ChristChurchNJ

YouTube.com/ChristChurchUSA

IGTV @ChristChurchUSA

The Focus is on Virtual VBS

Why is registration required?


Registration is FREE but required for two reasons:

1) It allows us to better estimate how many families will be attending online.

2) To get your very own at-home VBS kit!
The kit is a supply of materials, for each night of the event, that you’ll receive to provide your children with what they need for Virtual VBS. When registering, you will have the choice to either download a virtual kit, or pick up a physical kit from one of our campuses (in Rockaway or Montclair, NJ). Only one kit is needed per household.


NIGHTLY SCHEDULE

NIGHT 1
Bible Story: Seeing God in Creation (Romans 1:20)
Bottom Line: FOCUS on what you can see.

NIGHT 2
Bible Story: The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:5-13)
Bottom Line: You can PRAY anytime, anywhere, about anything.

NIGHT 3
Bible Story: The Greatest Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40; 1 Corinthians 13)
Bottom Line: You can LIVE for God by loving others.

FAQs


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It’s a three-night event for elementary-aged children and their families. Virtual VBS will be available online nightly at 7:15pm (EST)—from July 6–July 8—and consists of games, music, small-group activities, and most importantly a Gospel message! It will be streamed on our Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram pages.

Like many large-group events, we unfortunately cannot gather during this time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, instead of canceling VBS altogether, our staff is collaborating to provide our children with a three-night virtual experience! This shift allows us to continue an awesome ministry opportunity for our kids.

Our content is designed especially for kindergarten–5th grade. However, we encourage families to watch together; even if you have some middle schoolers—don’t worry, they will also enjoy!

The kit is a supply of materials, for each night of the event, that you’ll receive to provide your children with what they need for Virtual VBS. When registering, you will have the choice to either download a virtual kit, or pick up a physical kit from one of our campuses (in Rockaway or Montclair, NJ). Only one kit is needed per household.

The VBS kit allows your children to get the full experience of Virtual VBS!

There is only one way to get your VBS kit. Register online here.

When registering, you will have the choice to either download a digital kit, or pick up a physical kit from one of our campuses (in Rockaway or Montclair, NJ). Please note that registrations received after July 1 will only be able to download the digital version. Only one VBS kit is needed per household.

The major difference is that if you choose to pick up your physical VBS kit from one of our campuses (in Rockaway or Montclair, NJ), you receive Focus VBS merchandise along with small-group activities and supplies that are already purchased and prepared for you! Please note: There is a limited supply and VBS kits are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you choose to download a digital VBS kit, you will receive small-group printable activities and a printable supply list for all nights. Please note: You may need to purchase some additional items separately for your children (e.g., markers, glue, paper plates, etc.) to get the full experience of Virtual VBS.

Yes! This year we are proud to announce a Preschool Virtual VBS available for all of our preschoolers. You do not need to register for this as our preschool videos will be released nightly via @QuestKidsCC at 6:15pm (EST) on both Instagram and Facebook.

If you already registered for VBS 2020 Summer Day Camp—no worries! As we previously communicated via email to all registrants, we have two options available for you to choose from moving forward.

  • Option 1: Request your full refund by email via Eventbrite. (Refunds must be requested by June 28.)

  • Option 2: Have your registration automatically carry over to VBS 2021. If you do not request a refund, we will automatically carry over your registration for you to VBS 2021. (If you have a child who ages out in 2021—e.g., your child will be in 5th grade this fall—choose Option 1.)

Yes! This will be a FREE, three-night virtual event for children and families. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection and your VBS kit!

Great question. The closest thing in comparison would be our 2020 Virtual Easter Jam, hosted by our Children’s Pastor Chris Lewis. Haven’t seen it? Click here to check it out!

Although that Easter Jam was amazing, we have even bigger plans for Virtual VBS! Think of the late 80s/90s game show “Double Dare” but with the Gospel driving the episode. Can you picture it? Fun games, live interaction, music, Bible message, and it’s all geared toward you participating right at home!

Although Virtual VBS is free, we would like for everyone to register for two reasons:

1) It allows us to better estimate how many families will be attending online.

2) To get your very own at-home VBS kit!
The kit is a supply of materials, for each night of the event, that you’ll receive to provide your children with what they need for Virtual VBS. When registering, you will have the choice to either download a virtual kit, or pick up a physical kit from one of our campuses (in Rockaway or Montclair, NJ). Only one kit is needed per household.

Since this is a free registration and event, you can register up to July 5. However, please note that registrations received after July 1 will only be able to download the digital VBS kit.