Athens HLA VBS 2019
Athens HLA VBS 2019

Athens VBS 2019 by Group

The all-new HLA VBS by Group. Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth

Your first step to the Holy Land Adventure

Athens VBS 2019 HLA Starter Kit

Athens VBS 2019 Ultimate Starter Kit

Your Starter Kit comes filled with everything you need to start planning a truly memorable Athens vacation Bible school.

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Your Ultimate Starter Kit Includes

Athens Ultimate Director Go-To Guide
The Ultimate Director Go-To Guide contains everything you need to plan a successful program, recruit and train volunteers, publicize your program, and follow up with families after the big event.
Athens Leader Manuals
Leader Manuals provide easy instructions for specific roles at your Athens VBS. Each manual includes an overview of each day’s Bible content, historical backgrounds, step-by-step directions for each activity, and guided discussion questions.
Athens DVDs and CDs
Helpful DVDs and CDs feature training resources, clip art and marketing tools that make it easy to inspire and educate your church body. The Decorating Places DVD gives you detailed instructions to create your Athens setting—and the Celebration Music DVD will have your kids in celebration mode all week long.
Athens Student Resources
Student Resources, including Bible Memory Makers and Marketplace samples, will keep kids talking about Athens throughout their VBS experience and long after they leave your church event.


Escape to Athens with Paul!

Imagine leaving a life of privilege and power to face angry mobs, painful imprisonment, and chain-breaking earthquakes—all to spread the life-changing truth of God’s love. Learn the jaw-dropping story of the Apostle Paul…straight from Paul himself! In an ancient “anything goes” culture, Paul will inspire kids to share the truth of God’s immeasurable love today!

Transform your church

Transform your church

Bring a famous Bible-times city to life.
Transform your church

Meet Paul

Engage with and learn from a well-known Bible hero.
Transform your church

Fun, flexible programming

Use as a kid-only or intergenerational VBS.

How it Works

A Day in Athens

Catch a sneak peek of Athens! During our field test (at a real church) we followed a crew around to give you a firsthand look at what your kids will experience.

Athens Rotation Chart

Learn More about Each Station

Opening Celebration Opening Celebration

Start off with worship and celebration!
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Oikos Time Oikos Time

Small groups gather together to map out the day's activities.
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Marketplace Shops Marketplace Shops

Craft cool projects and sample unique treats.
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Paul's Adventures Paul's Adventures

Meet Paul and hear how he and his friends were held captive.
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Arena Games Arena Games

Play high-energy games.
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Oikos Time Oikos Time

Connect experiences in Athens to modern-day lives at home!
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Closing Celebration Closing Celebration

Wrap up the day with worship!

Bible Content

Experiencing God's Word

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 interaction with Bible history!

Bible Point

God loves us all.

Key Bible Verse

"The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation." Psalm 145:9

Bible Story

Paul begins his second missionary journey. Acts 15:36-16:5

Bible Point

God loves us and takes care of us.

Key Bible Verse

"Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you." 1 Peter 5:7

Bible Story

Paul and Silas are put in prison. Acts 16:16-40

Bible Point

God loves us when others don't.

Key Bible Verse

"The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?" Psalm 118:6

Bible Story

An angry mob searches for Paul and Silas. Acts 17:1-9

Bible Point

God loves us and sent his Son, Jesus.

Key Bible Verse

"For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

Bible Story

Paul preaches about Jesus. Acts 17:16-34

Bible Point

God loves us and wants us to share his love.

Key Bible Verse

"Just as I have loved you, you should love each other." John 13:34

Bible Story

Paul continues his journey. Acts 18:1-5


Set the scene

Transform your church to resemble the heart of Ancient Greece! Athens Holy Land Adventure VBS is full of vibrant colors, grand architecture, and majestic hilltop views. ► Watch Video

For more decorating ideas, visit us on Pinterest


Meaningful Music - Kid Tested and Approved

One of the best parts about Athens Holy Land Adventure VBS—Fun faith-filled songs your kids will want to sing again and again!

Yes, It's True

Love Round

Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus)

The Love of God

We Will Live Forever

He Cares for You

Get Up, Get Up


Come, Now is the Time to Worship

It Was for Freedom

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Athens VBS 2019

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