Following Jesus changes the game.
What is VBS? Who can attend VBS?
Vacation Bible School, or VBS for short, is a special holiday program primarily aimed at ministering to children from the International Baptist Church (IBC) of Singapore. It is also an outreach and evangelism opportunity for children who have not heard the Gospel, or do not attend church. Children ages 3 to 12 will learn about God through Bible stories, activities, music, crafts, games, and even fellowship over tasty snacks, all set to a creative theme that changes yearly!
What is this year's theme?
Theme: TWISTS & TURNS
Motto: Following Jesus Changes The Game
Verse: Psalm 25:4 — “Make your ways known to me, Lord; teach me your paths.”
When and where will VBS be held this year?
VBS will be hosted by IBC from June 7-10, 2023. We are located at 81 King’s Road, Singapore 266358. Key dates and timings for this year's VBS week are listed below. Save the dates!
- VBS Day for 3-12 year-olds (June 7-9, Wed-Fri): 9:00am-12:30pm
- VBXpress for 7-12 year-olds (June 7-9, Wed-Fri): 6:00pm-8:00pm
- Family Night for everyone (June 10, Sat): 5:00-7:00pm
What can the children look forward to at VBS this year?
Children will pass Go and collect the truth about Jesus in Twists & Turns. While children play their way through VBS, they will learn that Jesus guides them through the ups, downs, and zigzags of their lives. Most importantly, children will encounter the Gospel and discover that sin’s message of “game over” is overcome through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
This year’s VBS is centered on the story of Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples, and his life-changing experiences with Christ. Peter was bold and fearless at times, and at other times he was cowering in denial. He had huge successes and big failures. It is never all smooth sailing in the game of life. As children see Jesus through Peter’s eyes, they will learn that Jesus is holy, trustworthy, forgiving, worth following, and for everyone. We pray that the children will see themselves in Peter and choose to place their trust in Jesus as their personal Saviour.
Packed with Bible stories, activities, music, crafts and games, VBS will propel kids to follow Christ!
Will food be provided?
Our Kitchen Team will be preparing snack food and drinks for children attending VBS Day and VBXpress. If your child has a special diet or any food allergy, please pack snacks for him/her to consume during VBS.
On Saturday, June 10, after our finale at Family Night, all children and their families will also get a chance to have fellowship over a light dinner.
Can I attend VBS with my child?
VBS is a children-only program. This means that parents are not allowed to accompany their child(ren) during the daily sessions. Please rest assured that your child(ren) will be in the good and able hands of our workers.
Can I invite children who do not attend IBC?
Yes, please! Our VBS is mainly for children in IBC and continues to serve as an outreach to children who are not attending church. As an evangelistic program, we strongly encourage registrants from IBC and other churches to invite a child who is not attending church. Registration for children from other churches will open on May 1, 2023.
Will my child(ren) be in the same group as their friends or siblings?
Children are grouped according to their ages and grades at the discretion of the VBS team; they may not be with their friends and/or siblings.
What is the cost of registration?
Registration costs are inclusive of our fun programme, a limited edition t-shirt, a goodie bag, daily snack food and drinks. A good deal not to be missed; so what are you waiting for?!
- April 2-30: Early Bird Price ($40) - for IBCers only!
- May 1-21: Normal Price ($60) - for IBCers and general public
- May 22-31: Late Registration Price ($80) - for all but with limited availability
If you have difficulties with the cost of registration, please write to us at email@example.com.
Where can I register my child(ren) for VBS?
Just complete the your child(ren)'s details and send along your proof of payment through the form linked below. Submit one form per child please.
How do I make payment?
Two ways to pay:
- PayNow to UEN : S73SS0007A
- Bank transfer to OCBC Bank : 712872563001
You can find more details in the registration form.
I do not have PayNow or bank transfer capability, how do I make payment?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore alternative payment options.
How do I know if my registration has been received?
Please look out for a confirmation email within 7 days of submitting your form.
How and where can I collect my child’s VBS t-shirt?
Your child’s t-shirt will be ready for collection at IBC on June 7, Wednesday, when he/she checks in at our event registration tables. Do come early :)
How will I receive announcements on VBS?
Please ensure your email address and contact number are entered correctly upon registration. We will be communicating with you via these means.
I would like to volunteer for VBS. Where can I sign up?
Thank you for your willingness to serve with us! We require all VBS volunteers to be at least 16 years of age and commit to all three days of either VBS Day or VBXpress. Please click on Workers' Info & Registration page linked below:
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