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Day 1

Overboard: Jonah Runs from God

  • BIBLE TEXT

    Jonah 1:1–16

  • TOPIC

    Following God’s direction

  • MEMORY VERSE

    “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

  • THEME

    God’s leading is always best for us.

  • OBJECTIVE

    Students will realize that God’s direction is best, so they need to follow Him.

Day 2

In the Sea: Jonah Thanks God

  • BIBLE TEXT

    Jonah 1:17—2:10

  • TOPIC

    Looking to God for rescue

  • MEMORY VERSE

    “The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. All thy works shall praise thee” (Psalm 145:9, 10).

  • THEME

    God’s rescuing work is the answer to our greatest needs.

  • OBJECTIVE

    Students will respond to God’s offers of rescue and will thank Him for His rescuing work.

Day 3

On the Lifeboat: Nineveh Receives God’s Mercy

  • BIBLE TEXT

    Jonah 3:1–10

  • TOPIC

    Sharing God’s compassion

  • MEMORY VERSE

    “Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee” (Psalm 86:5).

  • THEME

    God’s compassion and mercy are worth sharing.

  • OBJECTIVE

    Students will realize that nobody is beyond God’s mercy and will seek to share God’s mercy with others.

Day 4

Against the Wind: Jonah Is Angry at God

  • BIBLE TEXT

    Jonah 4:1–11

  • TOPIC

    Choosing what God wants

  • MEMORY VERSE

    “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).

  • THEME

    God’s desires should be our desires.

  • OBJECTIVE

    Students will compare God’s desires with what they want and will identify ways to have God’s perspective.

Day 5

From the Lighthouse: Jesus Shows God’s Mercy

  • BIBLE TEXT

    Luke 23:33–46; 24:1–12

  • TOPIC

    Trusting in Jesus’ work

  • MEMORY VERSE

    “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us” (Titus 3:5).

  • THEME

    God offers us His mercy through Jesus’ death and resurrection.

  • OBJECTIVE

    Students will look to Jesus, the One Who truly showed God’s mercy, and will seek to follow His example.

RBP VBS is The Evangelistic VBS.TM

Salvation Poster

Every year we place a strong emphasis on the salvation message. This year is no different!

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 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.

VBS 2020 Resources

Director Materials

  • Director Guide
  • Director 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: Overboard: Grasping God's Grace
  • Big Fish Bay Verse Poster
  • Big Fish Bay Lesson Visual Poster

Evangelism

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

Promotions

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

Music

  • Big Fish Bay Worship DVD
  • Songbook (Digital Download)

Crafts

  • Big Fish Bay Craft Ideas Book
  • Day in the Bay Photo Frame
  • Design Your Own Boat

Attendance

  • Registration Card
  • Attendance Chart
  • Nametags
  • Big Fish Bay Pass & Sticker Sheet

Decorations

Logo Balloon

Gifts & Awards

  • Big Fish Bay Backpack
  • Big Fish Bay Pouch
  • Sticky Notepad
  • Theme Button
  • Theme Sticker
  • Iron-On
  • Lovable Lobster
  • Ship Spyglass
  • Whale Squirt
  • Find Jonah Toy-Filled Whale
  • Wind-Up Crab
  • Anchors & Crabs Take-Home Bags

Missions

  • Missions Poster
  • Missions Stories & Photos
  • Missions PowerPoint

Promotional Video Downloads

  • VBS Promotional Video
  • Missions Project Videos

Catalog

  • Order Form
  • Missions Project Overview
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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 Big Fish Bay 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 55+ decorating items from our catalog.

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Music and Puppets

Track

Let's Go to the Bay

Plenty of Mercy and Grace (Slow to Anger)

Poor Jonah

You Are Good

Peace Like a River

Glory to His Name

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

Puppet Script - Oliver

Puppet Script - Group Skit

2020 Missions Offering

Feeling safe—feeling loved—these conditions are priceless! But many children around the world are not safe and do not have anyone to love them. It’s sad. Disease and war and crime have left many children in Myanmar, India, Haiti, Uganda, and Bangladesh without hope. They are orphans. That means their parents either died or have no way of caring for them. But orphanages provide hope to these boys and girls!

Every day, churches around the world show God’s mercy and love by caring for orphans. When you give to Operation Safe Harbor, you are helping these orphans too. You are saying “Jesus loves you!” in a way that counts.

  • An offering of $40 will cover a school uniform and the first month of school for an orphan.
  • An offering of $50 will provide an orphan with food for a month.
  • An offering of $70 will give two orphans a bunk bed so they don’t have to sleep on the floor.
  • An offering of $200 will provide an orphanage with a set of cookware to prepare food for boys and girls.

By giving to Operation Safe Harbor, you will have an important part in showing God’s mercy to needy children and in helping them learn about Jesus!

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