Top 8 Reasons Directors Love Standard Publishing’s VBS!
1 Easy to Lead—simple to prepare.
Everything you need to lead preschool, elementary, preteen, and teen—all in one kit!
2 Budget Conscious—for churches of every size!
Reproducible leader’s guides and music—and tons of decorations included—maximize budgets of every size!
3 Service-Focused—for all ages!
A unique service site engages kids in simple service projects, and missions videos from Back2Back Ministries inspire kids to show God’s love by serving others!
4 True-to-the-Bible Teaching—engaging and life changing!
Daily points and captivating Bible stories help kids of all ages grow in their faith!
5 New Reproducible Worship Music by Yancy—you CAN make copies!
Music and videos by kid-favorite Yancy will have everyone singing along at VBS, and beyond!
6 Special Needs Friendly—designed to welcome everyone!
Integrated special needs tips and Breakaway Bay Sensory Station equip you to embrace every child at VBS!
7 Time-Saving—customizable options and digital copies galore!
Discs full of editable resources help you easily make VBS your own!
8 Fun to Lead. Fun to Volunteer. Fun to Attend!
Deep Sea Discovery is loaded with the stories, activities, and worship music that will ensure a VBS adventure like no other! One word—SUPER-MEGA-EPIC-FUN!
Dive Into a New Adventure Every Day at Deep Sea Discovery!
Meet the Characters
- Sheldon the Sea Turtle
- Olive the Octopus
- Sandy the Seal
- Pete the Pelican
- P.J. Pufferfish
- Darcy the Dolphin
- Herman the Hermit Crab
Sheldon the Sea Turtle wants to shell-ebrate with you! Sheldon is ready to flap his fins and join the coral chorus at Celebration Reef!
Fun Fact: Sheldon can travel more than 10,000 miles every year! Good luck keeping up with this deep sea diver!
Olive the Octopus loves to do hands-on Bible study at S.S. Discovery … with all 8 “hands!”
Fun Fact: Olive is a master of disguise! She can change color in less than a second, and loves to mimic plants and rocks in order to hide.
Sandy the Seal wants to help you submerge yourself in service! She loves to serve on the E.C.H.O. Sea Sub, helping all kids be Equipped by Christ to Help Others.
Fun Fact: Sandy can hold her breath underwater for nearly 2 hours by slowing her heart beat and conserving oxygen!
Enjoy snacks & games at Pete the Pelican’s favorite perch… Pelican Pier! He’s got a big mouth and a whole lotta heart!
Fun Fact: Pete’s mouth is so big he can hold 3 buckets of fish inside!
P.J. Pufferfish is all puffed up with excitement to investigate and create with you at Curiosity Cavern!
Fun Fact: P.J. may be a fish, but he's a pretty bad swimmer! To scare off predators, he sucks in huge amounts of water and quickly blows up like a balloon. BOO!
Darcy the Dolphin loves to splash and play and save the day at Breakaway Bay!
Fun Fact: Did you know Darcy can jump 20’ in the air and zip through the water at 25 mph? She can also use sound to navigate and locate objects underwater!
Shy Herman the Hermit Crab would love to be friends with you at Tide Pool Playland!
Fun Fact: You’ll get along so well. He’s not a picky eater and will be happy to enjoy whatever you have—meat, fish, fresh fruits, and vegetables!
Real–Life Stories Inspire Kids and Adults–At VBS and Beyond
During Deep Sea Discovery, kids and adults will watch a compelling missions story unfold about Daniela, a young girl from Mexico whose experiences powerfully illustrate how God’s presence impacts our lives–sometimes in surprising ways.
Daniela is just one of the real people featured in Tales of the Never Alone, a collection of stories written to challenge and inspire readers. Loved by kids of all ages, the newest book in Beth’s Storyweaver series follows the paths of five young men and women, and the people they encounter, as they discover the God who never leaves us and is with us wherever we go!
Deep Sea Discovery Adult Bible Study Guide
(Coming in January, 2016!)
Learn about intriguing aspects of God’s presence in the stories of 5 Bible characters: Noah, Jonah, Peter, Jesus, and Paul. This downloadable, easy-to-lead Bible study guide includes:
- Discussion questions
- Prayer prompts
- Family talking points
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