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VBS 2024: Workers' Info & Registration

God's rock-solid truth in world of shifting sands. Serve with us from June 5-8! Registration ongoing

This year, we get to tell the children about God's rock-solid truth!

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: Breaker Rock Beach

Motto: God's rock-solid truth in a world of shifting sands

Verse: Romans 12:2 — “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

When and where will VBS be held this year?

VBS will be hosted by IBC from June 5-8, 2024. 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 (June 5-7, Wed-Fri): 9:00am-1:00pm 
  • VBXpress (June 5-7, Wed-Fri): 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Family Night (June 8, Sat): 5:00-7:00pm

All workers need to be 16 years old or older and available to serve on all three days of VBSDay or VBXpress. You also need to come 30 minutes earlier and leave 30 minutes later (ie, Wed-Fri, 8:30am-1:30pm &/or 5:30-8:30pm; Sat, 4:30-7:30pm) to help facilitate an organized welcome and dismissal for the kids.

What can we look forward to at VBS?

This year at VBS, children ages 3 to 12 will learn to recognize the difference between what the world says is true and what God says is true, and will be challenged to know that God’s truth never changes! They will also learn that everyone needs Jesus, and learn to speak the truth in love.

Adventure awaits each day as kids explore tide pools, spot orcas, fly kites, and watch the mighty waves crash up against the immovable Breaker Rock!

As VBS workers, we will come together to deliver a series of meaningful programs for the attending children. Packed with Bible stories, activities, music, crafts and games, VBS will propel kids to follow Christ!

How can I serve?

Below is a list of areas that you can serve in.

[VBXpress only needs workers in Bible Activity, Games, Crafts, Music and Photography/Media.]

  1. DECORATION (pre-VBS) - Create spectacular decorations, backdrops, banners and props to dress up the sanctuary, stage, hallways and special rooms at IBC.
  2. REGISTRATION (pre- & during VBS) - Provide information about VBS and assist parents with registering their children. Receive children on the first morning of VBS, signing them in and distributing goodie bags. Be deployed to departments of need during VBS sessions.
  3. PRAYER (pre- & during VBS) - Pray over all aspects of VBS. From the leadership team to the little ones attending VBS, join the team to cover everyone and everything in faithful prayer.
  4. BIBLE ACTIVITY - Bring Bible stories to life and explain God's big plan for each precious child.
  5. DRAMA - Perform for the children in engaging short skits during Opening Assembly.
  6. MUSIC - Model and teach children to worship God through catchy songs and dance moves.
  7. CRAFTS - Prepare craft materials and guide children in daily art activities.
  8. GAMES - Challenge the children in fun and high energy games.
  9. GUIDES - Accompany the 5-12 year olds through each station every day. Be available and love every child in your charge.
  10. PRESCHOOL - Lead and guide the 3-4 year olds in daily Bible Activities, Crafts and Games.
  11. NURSERY (for 9 months to 3 year olds) - Care for the babies of VBS Workers who are serving wholeheartedly in various departments.
  12. KITCHEN - Prepare delicious food for all the hungry children who come to VBS.
  13. AUDIO/VISUAL - Provide audio and visual support during worship assemblies and Family Night.
  14. PHOTOGRAPHY/MEDIA - Capture memories of VBS and present a photo montage for Family Night.
  15. SECURITY/TRAFFIC - Ensure everyone at VBS is safe. Regulate human flow and vehicular traffic during dismissal times.
  16. FAMILY NIGHT - Host and serve dinner to all performing children and their adoring families after our VBS grand finale.
  17. FOOD CONTRIBUTION - Contribute nourishing food items for our hardworking VBS Workers.
  18. SPONSORSHIP - Sponsor children to participate in VBS and/or to defray overall VBS expenses.

Will food be provided?

Yes, light refreshments will be available for workers, and snacks will be provided for children attending VBS. On June 8, Saturday, after our finale at Family Night, all VBS workers, children, and their families will also get the chance to have fellowship over a light dinner.

I am a parent. Can I serve in VBS to be with my child?

VBS is a children-only program. This means that parents are not allowed to be with 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.

You are welcome to serve with us in various capacities! Please note, however, that you will not be assigned to an area where you are able to accompany your child. If there are special circumstances that require you to be with your child during the duration of the program, please write to us at vbs@ibcs.org

I would like to serve in VBS but need childcare for my little ones. Can you help? 

Nursery childcare is provided for children from 9 months to 3 years old who have a parent serving in VBS. Spots are very limited and all children in the Nursery must be pre-registered. Please do so when you sign up to serve.

I’m ready to serve! Where do I sign up? How much is it?

Registration is free for VBS Workers! Just complete the Workers' Application Form linked here and we will be in touch with you soon.

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 through these means. If you have any other questions, please write to us at vbs@ibcs.org.