Welcome to VBS 2021!

by Cokesbury VBS Team

We are so excited to welcome you and all of your Explorers to Discovery on Adventure Island: Quest for God’s Great Light and we are praying that everyone who comes on this Adventure will know and experience God’s Love, Presence, and Faithfulness. From the minute you and your Explorers set foot on this tropical, enchanted island, you’ll know you are in a very special place where God’s glory shines on everyone and everyone is invited to rise and shine God’s love at VBS and into the world beyond Adventure Island!


At each session, Explorers will enter the colorful world of Adventure Island, right in front of the Adventure Island lighthouse, where they’ll meet the lighthouse keeper and Adventure Island Expert, Beacon the Puffin and begin their search for five mysterious infinity lanterns that will light their way on the island. With expert guidance from these new friends, Explorers will consult their reference book (the Bible) for stories of how God’s light shines in our lives and for coordinates to the location of these lanterns; the light of Love, the light of Trust, the light of Faith, the light of Joy, and the light of Hope.


As the familiar Bible Stories come to life on the Bible Adventure Videos and in the Bible Storytelling Station, Explorers will experience the Creation Story, meet Moses at the Burning Bush, join four friends who take their Faith through the Roof and bring their friend to Jesus for healing, learn to celebrate the joy through the “Lost” Parables, and meet the risen Jesus with Mary at the Tomb. Add the tropical and inspirational Discovery on Adventure Island music by producer, Andy Wilson, great games, creative crafts, and spectacular science and Explorers will be swept up in the glow of God’s Great Light and be ready to shine it in a world that needs it now more than ever!


We hope you’ll join us in extending this invitation to all of your volunteers and Explorers: “Arise! Shine!  Your light has come; the Lord’s glory has shone upon you!” Isaiah 60:1 (CEB)


May God’s Light Shine on and through you!


Your Cokesbury Kids VBS Team!