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.
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.
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!
Jesus is King.
"Jesus Christ is Lord." Philippians 2:11
Crowds welcome Jesus to Jerusalem. Matthew 21:1-11
Meet your Tribe members and learn your Tribe's name.
Visit the Synagogue School and compare it to modern day schools.
Receive yarmulkes to wear each time they visit.
Play a variety of games like the ones played in Bible times.
Jesus showed God's love.
"You should love each other." John 13:34
Jesus shares Passover with the disciples. John 13:1-17
Explore Bible-times customs like the mezuza and lighting the oil lamp.
Hear a special reading from the Torah.
Practice Hebrew lettering on clay tablets.
Experience a traditional Passover meal called a Seder.
While playing with a dreidel, learn a few Hebrew letters and some history of the game.
Jesus loves us.
"Nothing...will ever be able to separate us from the love of God." Romans 8:39
Jesus prays in the garden and is arrested. John 17:1-18:11
Smell the spices in the b'samim bottle to explore a special Jewish custom.
Practice their lettering.
Hear about a time Jesus visited the synagogue...from someone who was there!
Kids become athletes as they throw the "discus" and "javelin" and take part in a long jump.
Jesus died for us.
"God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us." Romans 5:8
Jesus is crucified. Luke 23:1-55
Compare life in Bible times to life today while reading the Jerusalem News.
Discover what tefillin are.
Explore the sacred Scriptures written on them.
Discover that children in Jesus' time played simple board games, too.
"Since I live, you also will live." Romans 5:8
Jesus rises from the dead. Luke 23:1-55
Share your beliefs about Jesus!
Learn a special blessing.
Discover what it might have been like for a teenage Jesus to visit the Temple in Jerusalem.
Turn up the music; it’s time to try some simple Israeli folk dances!
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!
the bustling town of Jerusalem.
& explore authentic traditions.
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..
Start off with worship and celebration!
Opening Tribe Time
Small groups gather to map out the day's activities.
Craft cool projects like Wooden Dreidels and Matzoh Covers.
Discover how Bible-times school was different from today.
Play high-energy games like Ha 'Avarat Kadur and learn Jewish Dancing!
Closing Tribe Time
Experience authentic Jewish traditions and make connections to modern-day lives.
Wrap up the day with singing, dancing, and celebrating!
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!
Bible Memory Makers
Must-have faith-building resources
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!
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!