Jerusalem Marketplace VBS 2022

The one-of-a-kind Bible Times VBS!

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Starter Kit

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Now you have more options to make your 2022 VBS easier than ever! Choose from the Ultimate Starter Kit or go the extra mile with the Ultimate Starter Kit + Digital.

Jerusalem Marketplace Starter Kit

Your Jerusalem Marketplace Starter Kit Includes:

Your Starter Kit comes filled with everything you need to start planning a truly memorable Jerusalem Marketplace vacation Bible school. The Ultimate Director Go-To Guide and Leader Manuals provide step-by-step instructions. Plus, you'll get student resource samples, volunteer resources, a Jerusalem Marketplace catalog packed with program products, and essential media tools.

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.

Leader Manuals provide easy instructions for specific roles at your Jerusalem Marketplace 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.

Helpful DVDs and CDs feature training resources, clip art, and marketing tools that make it easy to inspire and educate your church body. The Celebration Music DVD will have your kids in celebration mode all week long.

Student Resources, including Bible Memory Makers and Marketplace crafts, will keep kids talking about Jerusalem Marketplace throughout their VBS experience and long after they leave your church event.

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Daily Bible Content

Experiencing God's Word

At Jerusalem Marketplace 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!

Donkey

Bible Point

Jesus is King.

Bible Verse

"Jesus Christ is Lord." Philippians 2:11

Bible Story

Crowds welcome Jesus to Jerusalem. Matthew 21:1-11

Tribe Time

Meet your Tribe members and learn your Tribe's name.

Synagogue School

  • Visit the Synagogue School and compare it to modern day schools.
  • Receive yarmulkes to wear each time they visit.

Games

Play a variety of games like the ones played in Bible times.

Bee

Bible Point

Jesus showed God's love.

Bible Verse

"You should love each other." John 13:34

Bible Story

Jesus shares Passover with the disciples. John 13:1-17

Tribe Time

Explore Bible-times customs like the mezuza and lighting the oil lamp.

Synagogue School

  • Hear a special reading from the Torah.
  • Practice Hebrew lettering on clay tablets.
  • Experience a traditional Passover meal called a Seder.

Games

While playing with a dreidel, learn a few Hebrew letters and some history of the game.

Dog

Bible Point

Jesus loves us.

Bible Verse

"Nothing...will ever be able to separate us from the love of God." Romans 8:39

Bible Story

Jesus prays in the garden and is arrested. John 17:1-18:11

Tribe Time

Smell the spices in the b'samim bottle to explore a special Jewish custom.

Synagogue School

  • Practice their lettering.
  • Hear about a time Jesus visited the synagogue...from someone who was there!

Games

Kids become athletes as they throw the "discus" and "javelin" and take part in a long jump.

Lamb

Bible Point

Jesus died for us.

Bible Verse

"God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us." Romans 5:8

Bible Story

Jesus is crucified. Luke 23:1-55

Tribe Time

Compare life in Bible times to life today while reading the Jerusalem News.

Synagogue School

  • Discover what tefillin are.
  • Explore the sacred Scriptures written on them.

Games

Discover that children in Jesus' time played simple board games, too.

Chick

Bible Point

Jesus lives.

Bible Verse

"Since I live, you also will live." Romans 5:8

Bible Story

Jesus rises from the dead. Luke 23:1-55

Tribe Time

Share your beliefs about Jesus!

Synagogue School

  • Learn a special blessing.
  • Discover what it might have been like for a teenage Jesus to visit the Temple in Jerusalem.

Games

Turn up the music; it’s time to try some simple Israeli folk dances!

Overview

Step back in time to where Jesus walked to the Cross

Smell the fresh, warm bread; weave a basket of reeds; make clay pots… Can you hear the music echoing through the Marketplace? Engage all senses as you transport your church to a different time and a fresh experience—and walk with Jesus today!

Easy for Leaders

Discover

the bustling town of Jerusalem.

Easy to Remember

Meet Citizens

& explore authentic traditions.

Easy for Making Friends

See, hear, touch, & taste

what it might have been like to live during Bible-times!

How it Works

A Day at Jerusalem Marketplace

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

Stations

Sing & Play Celebration Opening Celebration

Start off with worship and celebration!

Awesome Bible Adventures Opening Tribe Time

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

Imagination Station Marketplace Shops

Craft cool projects like Wooden Dreidels and Matzoh Covers.

Red Rocks Rec Synagogue School

Discover how Bible-times school was different from today.

Oasis Tastes Village Playground

Play high-energy games like Ha 'Avarat Kadur and learn Jewish Dancing!

KidVid Cinema Closing Tribe Time

Experience authentic Jewish traditions and make connections to modern-day lives.

Closing Celebration Closing Celebration

Wrap up the day with singing, dancing, and celebrating!

Operation Kid-to-Kid

Your kids can do a world of good!

Turn donation dollars into cool school tools! For some kids in North America, basic school supplies are hard to come by. That's where your VBS kids come in! This summer Operation Kid-to-Kid is mobilizing millions of children to help bless countless students and teachers on Native American reservations! Due to World Vision's key partnerships, $1 can supplement school supplies for one child for a whole year!

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Bible Memory Makers

Must-have faith-building resources

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Essential for Every Student

Cement Bible learning! Each day Tribe members receive a 1½". wooden Bible Memory Maker with a Bible verse printed on it to remind them of the day's Bible Point. One package includes 10 sets of Bible Memory Makers, enough for 10 kids!

Decorating

Transform your church into a Bible-times village

Take your whole congregation on a trip to the bustling town of Jerusalem without breaking the bank! Jerusalem Marketplace VBS is full of eye-catching architecture, vibrantly colorful textures, and thriving shops!

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Shirts & Wearables

Can't miss keepsakes for all your VBS participants

Jerusalem Marketplace Shirts & Wearables

Colorful and character-filled wearable souvenir shirts and splashy, stretchy fashionable banduras for every Tribe.

Custom Shirts, Banners, & Postcards

Personalize & Customize...

Music

Meaningful Music — Kid-tested & Approved

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


Jesus, Jesus(Theme Song)

Love the Lord

Shalom

King of Kings

Jesus Loves Me

His Great Love

Power in the Blood

All That I Am

Happy Day

Free VBS Tools

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Quick Reference Checklist

Download the VBS Director Quick Reference Checklist for planning tips as far as 4-6 months before your VBS!

VBS Communication Plan

VBS Communication Plan

Quickly compare the top 10 VBS themes by Bible content, music and media, and more!

MyVBS

MyVBS Registration Tool

Build a custom website for parents & volunteers, and send e-mails for promotion and follow-up.

VBS Communication Plan

The VBS Directors Facebook Group

Join more than 10,000 VBS Directors in this free Facebook group and find inspiration, ideas, and encouragement to your 2022 VBS.

VBS Communication Plan

Contact a VBS Specialist

Getting started with VBS? Schedule a time to talk one-to-one with one of our experts to discuss your VBS!

Budget Quiz

How much does VBS Cost?

Take the budget quiz to determine what you should expect to spend on your VBS.

MyVBS

MyVBS Registration Tool

Build a custom website for parents & volunteers, and send e-mails for promotion and follow-up.

Comparison Chart

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VBS 2022 Checklist

Comparison Chart

Do you know the top three reasons directors pick a VBS? Music, Bible Content, and Theme! Download this Comparison Chart to view the Daily Bible Content for each theme.

Contact a VBS Specialist!

Getting started with VBS? Schedule a time to talk one-to-one with one of our experts to discuss your VBS!