If you're faced with countless hours of reworking your current VBS...
Stop!...We're doing the hard work for you!
If you weren't planning on doing VBS this year...
What?!...Maybe this will change your mind!
Instead of bringing kids to VBS, let's bring VBS to kids.
A Simple VBS Solution
The team at GO! Curriculum has designed a 3-day "backyard" VBS that is custom made for churches and families during the COVID19 shutdown. We have thought through every aspect of the VBS experience and made it so user friendly that any family can easily do it at home.
With minimal preparation, easy to follow instructions, and a video that leads kids step-by-step through each day, BOLT VBS is the perfect quarantine-friendly solution for your church or family.
After months of virtual learning, many kids are already experiencing screen-fatigue. With that in mind, BOLT has struck the perfect balance between video content and in-person games and activities. And best of all...
It's so simple!
Watch the full Day-2 sample video below to see how it all works.
Full Day-2 Sample Video
2 Ways to Purchase
BOLT VBS Church License
BOLT VBS Family License
Single Family License...$25
Permission for a single family whose church is not hosting BOLT
Access to the "Family Portal" where you will find...
3 days of video content (approx. 25 minutes per day)
Parent and Leader Guide with step-by-step instructions
Spotify playlist with featured BOLT VBS music by "Citizen Way"
Includes all of the items from the Family License (see above) plus...
Permission for all families in a single church campus + guests (multi-site churches must purchase separate licenses for each campus)
Full video file downloads
Separated video components for "build your own video" ability
Still and motion title slides/logos
Invitations for family outreach to neighbors
Parent email template
Social media posts
"Sweet Sleep" missions component
Beyond the license, there are no additional costs necessary for a church. BOLT is designed to be easy on the budget. We have purposefully chosen games and crafts that utilize materials most families already have or can easily and inexpensively obtain.
This makes BOLT an incredibly budget-friendly VBS option.
Bolt into Action
BOLT is more than just a video...It's an at-home, backyard experience!
Families are already experiencing screen fatigue, that's why BOLT incorporates live-action fun and interactivity. During BOLT, the video will prompt kids to play fun games that illustrate what it means to listen to, focus on, and follow Jesus. Each game has been chosen using the following criteria:
Scalable for any size group
Easy to explain and execute
Age-appropriate for ages 5 to 85
Adaptable for different locations
Safe for kids
Game in Action:
In addition to games, each video also illustrates how to do an origami craft. There's a comic sports-casting duo who provides humorous play-by-play as the kids make the origami craft along with origami super-star, "Hans Handerson."
Origami in Action:
Each day of BOLT has beautifully illustrated Bible stories and powerful, Christ-centered teaching built into the lesson. Periodically, families will be asked to pause the video and read from the Bible or discuss a question. This makes it so easy for parents to lead their kids towards a heart-changing encounter with Jesus.
Here's a breakdown of what families will be learning:
Day 1: Parable of the Sower and the Seed (Luke 8:4-15)
Big Idea: I can listen to Jesus
Memory Verse: Psalm 119:105
Day 2: Jesus Walks on Water (Matthew 14:22-36)
Big Idea: I can focus on Jesus
Memory Verse: Proverbs 3:5
Day 3: Jesus Chooses His Disciples (Luke 5:1-11, 27-32)
Big Idea: I can follow Jesus
Memory Verse: Romans 8:39
See How Bolt Works
Join David Rausch, creator of BOLT VBS, as he shares his computer screen with you and explains how BOLT works. He also shares some tips that will make BOLT a huge success with the families at your church.
Easy Access for Parents
We have ruthlessly simplified the BOLT "Family Portal" so that parents and leaders can quickly and easily gain access to all of the BOLT videos and materials. With easy to follow instructions and a video that leads families step-by-step through each day, BOLT is so simple that even a middle school kid could lead it.
Click on the "Family Portal" image to see a preview for yourself. (This is a preview only. The links have been disabled.)
Yes! BOLT VBS features music by Ben Calhoun of the chart-topping Christian band — Citizen Way. Their hit song Bulletproof has almost 13 million plays on YouTube alone. It's as if Ben himself will be leading your kids in worship. If you would like to listen to the 3 featured songs (plus many more), you can stream them through this Spotify playlist.
Yes! BOLT VBS has partnered with "Sweet Sleep" to provide an optional missions component that is designed for families to experience at home.
"Sweet Sleep" exists to demonstrate God's love and hope in Christ to the world's orphaned and abandoned children, improving their quality of life. Together, our families can provide beds, mosquito nets, and Bibles for the children of war-torn Uganda.
Absolutely. With the purchase of a church license, we provide all of the videos and materials as well as the permission you'll need to create a live online experience. If you want each video broken into their individual segments, we provide that too. We even give you the video scripts in case you want to reproduce some of the video segments with your own teachers.
For churches looking to use BOLT with their families, you can use it any way you imagine, but we suggest that you schedule the VBS just like you normally would. With our curriculum, every home can be a virtual VBS. Encourage all of your families to experience BOLT on the same 3 day schedule. You could even do a Zoom party at the end of each day so that everyone can share their experiences together as a church.
BOLT works whether you have 2 people or 2,000. If your area is still under quarantine, a single family can perform BOLT by themselves with as few as one parent and one child. If parents feel comfortable gathering with more people, they can invite as many neighbors, friends, and family as they would like.
Because of this, BOLT is the perfect outreach event! You can even encourage leaders who do not have children of their own to host BOLT virtual VBS in their own neighborhood. Think of it as the ultimate backyard VBS event to help Christian families share the Gospel in a fun way at home.