Firehouse Fun!

All firefighters, prepare for duty! Join the staff at Station 316, where kids will be trained to extinguish the fires of their own sin, and also how to help rescue others from the fire!

Program Overview

Day 1

"Preventing Fires"

 
Day 1
Preventing "Fires"
Preventing the joining of three ingredients needed for fire (heat, fuel, and oxygen) and the three ingredients needed for sin (desire, temptation, and opportunity)
James 1:14-15
But each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Character Focus: Achan

In Joshua 6:16-19 & chapter 7, Achan sins and all of Israel pays the price!

Academy Training Lesson

An object lesson about the "fire triangle," showing how fires and sins ignite and how to extinguish them.

Firefighter Drill Lesson

Stop (sinning) Drop (to your knees in prayer) and Roll (through the Bible) to put out sin's flames!
Drama Plot
Jake introduces a new "probie" to his staff and explains what it takes to ignite a fire. Gospel is presented.
Craft

Firefighter Field Manuals

A decorated book of "fire" fighting tips
Firefighter Field Manual Craft
Game

"Stop, Drop & Roll!"

A fun variation of "Red Light, Green Light!"
Snack

"Stop-Drop" Rolls

Tasty biscuits to "roll" in yummy dips
Stop Drop Roll Snack
Song

"Stop, Drop & Roll!"

A fun 60's surf tune reminding kids to stop, pray, and obey

Day 2

"Got what it takes?"

 
Day 2
Got what it takes?
Firefighters must all pass rigorous tests, but GOD'S standards are so high that NO ONE can pass--unless Jesus passes it FOR us!
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Character Focus: Jesus

The only person to ever meet God’s standard also met the standard on our behalf!

Academy Training Lesson

Children are asked to pass an impossible challenge, then they are shown how Jesus passed the test for all of us.

Firefighter Drill Lesson

Children are shown how they can be burned unless they stand on the fireproof foundation of Christ and are cloaked in a life of Godliness.
Drama Plot
Bernie, the new “probie” realizes what it takes to pass the test to become a firefighter. Includes Gospel Presentation
Craft

Firefighter Helmets

A fun Fireman’s hat made of craft foam.
Fire Helmet Craft
Game

"CPAT!"

A relay race simulating a firefighters physical fitness test, dragging simulated hoses and doing fireman’s crawls.
Snack

Match Sticks

Pretzel rods tipped with strawberries and cream cheese.
Match Sticks Snack
Song

"He's All That!"

This epic rock song answers the question, “Why worship God?”

Day 3

"Fit for Duty!"

 
Day 3
Fit for Duty!
Firefighters must keep fit, physically and spiritually. We must constantly practice, review, drill, and improve in order to be effective!
2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Character Focus: David and King Saul

Because of his spiritual fitness, David replaced Saul as king.

Academy Training Lesson

Similar to a firefighter drill of ascending a ladder, children are shown how to be spiritually fit, ascending a spiritual ladder in 2 Peter 1:5-7.

Firefighter Drill Lesson

Children are asked to complete a task that can only be done as a team, with each one doing a specific job.
Drama Plot
Jake wonders if “Ember,” a longtime firefighter, has lost her zeal for God, but Bernie refuses to give up on her. Includes Gospel Presentation
Craft

Firefighter Ladder

A ladder with rungs that remind kids of 2 Peter 1:5-7.
Firefighter Ladder Craft
Game

"Hose Hop!"

A team-building game where kids must move a hose as a team across the game area using a limited number of resources.
Snack

Firefighter Ladder

A ladder made of pretzel rods and sticks with cheese.
Firefighter Ladder Snack
Song

"Climb the Ladder"

This pop-country tune puts 2 Peter 1:5-7 to music in a fun way!

Day 4

"Always be Prepared!"

 
Day 4
Always Be Prepared!
In season and out of season, firefighters must always be on call, with their equipment prepared, ready to respond to the call the instant it comes!
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Character Focus: Nehemiah

After devising a good plan, Nehemiah successfully rebuilds the wall despite challenges.

Academy Training Lesson

Using firefighter gear as an example, children are taught the functions and importance of the Armor of God..

Firefighter Drill Lesson

An object lesson demonstrating the importance of always being equipped and ready to answer the call to share Christ.
Drama Plot
As clumsy as he is, Bernie demonstrates readiness that begins to inspire Ember. Includes Gospel Presentation
Craft

Firefighter Axe

A harmless axe made of craft foam.
Firefighter Axe Craft
Game

"Get Up and Go!"

A relay game where kids must quickly put on simulated firefighter gear and race to the finish line.
Snack

Firefighter Axe

Edible axes made of apples, cream cheese and graham sticks
Firefighter Axe Snack
Song

"The Armor of the Lord"

This fun techno song puts Ephesians 6:13-17 to music!

Day 5

"Search and Rescue!"

 
Day 5
Search and Rescue!
The world is full of victims who need to be rescued from the eternal fire. Seek them out and bring them the gospel, whatever it takes!
Jude 22-23A
Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Character Focus: The Fantastic Four

(Mark 2:1-12) Four friends do whatever it takes to get their friend to Jesus’ healing hands.

Academy Training Lesson

An object lesson demonstrates how we must use the WORD of Life to cut through any barrier necessary to bring the gospel to those who need to be rescued.

Firefighter Drill Lesson

Children are given the opportunity to practice what they’ve learned by sharing the gospel with VBS teachers and volunteers.
Drama Plot
Inspired by Bernie, Ember regains her fire for Christ and is ready for duty. Includes Gospel Presentation
Craft

Firehouse Gospel Tracts

Fun, three-dimensional gospel tracts
Firefighter Figurines Craft
Game

"Save the Citizen!"

A relay game where kids must bust through barriers to rescue a “victim.”
Snack

Fire Hydrants

Tasty smoothies made with citrus punch and fruit.
FireHydrant Smoothie Snack
Song

"Whatever it Takes!"

This power-ballad encourages kids to do whatever it takes!

What You'll Get

Fast Facts

Quick information about this VBS

 
Question Answer
For Ages? 3 through 6th grade (Teen and Adult materials also included)
Teaching Levels? Up to four as needed (3s & 4's, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th, plus Teen and Adult lessons)
Bible Versions? NIV, KJV, HCSB, ESV, NLT, NKJV
Length of Program? Five days / 2 1/2 hours per day
Scale of Program? Scalable program can run in small churches and large churches
Reproducible? Yes. You are free to re-use or re-print materials freely for use within your own ministry.
Format? Digital web-based. Print your own materials as needed or teach straight from your mobile devices. No physical materials provided.
Cost? $99, plain and simple.
Sure, you might incur other costs depending on how you choose to use our program (printing, crafts supplies, and so on), but all you'll pay US is the price we're showing you. We won't nickel-and-dime you.

Web-based

Stored for you on our servers...

Our products are digital, not physical. That means you won't have to wait for us (or pay for us) to ship you a box full of stuff. Instead, we deliver all of our materials to you INSTANTLY by hosting it all "in the cloud" on our website. This allows you to get started right away, without having to keep track of books, discs, or other stuff. You and your staff can simply log in to our website from any computer or mobile device, and all of your materials are right there waiting for you, right at your fingertips, wherever you are!

Better still, our servers will always have the most recent, up-to-date versions of our materials, all backed up regularly and waiting for you to access, now or years in the future, anytime you need them! It's a faster, smarter, and less expensive way to do VBS! See our information below about what this VBS includes!


What's Included

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Included Components Description
For Ages 3 through 6th grade (Teen and Adult materials also included)
Six Bible Versions NIV, KJV, HCSB, ESV, NLT, NKJV
Director's Guidebook Overview of VBS with tips and directions for planning and operating VBS
Drama Guide Drama scripts with Gospel presentations for every day of VBS
Teaching Director's Guide A guide for planning and distributing the VBS lessons
Academy Lessons Bible application teaching featuring object lessons with Scripture and Bible character references at four teaching levels for each day of VBS
Firefighter "Drill" Lessons Firefighter drill-style lessons to illustrate the practical exercise of each day's Biblical concept at four teaching levels for each day of VBS
Adult & Teen Lessons Following the themes of the childrens' lessons, but at a more mature level
Music Media Downloadable audio and video tracks for the VBS songs
Music Guide Song lyrics, chord charts, and written hand motions for VBS songs
Crafts Guide Directions, supply lists, templates and diagrams for all VBS crafts
Games Guide Directions, rules, supply lists, and diagrams for VBS games
Snacks Guide Directions, supply lists, and recipes for all VBS snacks
Age Group Guides Directions for Age Group Leaders
Missions Guide Suggestions and fundraising tools for VBS missions projects
Registration & Scoring Directions and materials for offline registration and scorekeeping
Decorations Guide Suggestions and ideas for VBS decorating
Advertising Guide Pre-designed printable flyers and posters and other promotional materials
Banner Artwork Provide our artwork to your local sign shop to produce large advertising banners
Discipleship Materials Free follow-up materials for newly-saved children
Gospel Tracts A selection of printable gospel tracts to pass out to kids or adults
Clip Art VBS character art in different ethnicities, along with a selection of logos, posters, and general VBS clip art
T-Shirt Artwork Provide our artwork to your local t-shirt shop to produce VBS t-shirts

What's Needed

Items you'll need to supply

 
Item Explanation
Classrooms Needed 4 Minimum. Up to 8 for large programs.
Volunteers Needed One adult for every ten children, plus five
Supplies Needed for Crafts, Games, Snacks, etc. Our crafts, games, and snack projects all call for low-cost supplies which can be purchased from nearly any discount store like Walmart. Alternately, many of the supplies can be purchased at discounts from various vendors online. The specific items you'll need are detailed in the VBS materials themselves, and the quatities needed depends upon the number of children you will have.
Paper If you choose to print everything we supply, you'll need 500-1000 sheets or more of paper. See "Printing Solutions" below.
Ink or Toner If you choose to print everything we supply, you'll probably go through a couple of ink cartridges. Laser printing may be more cost-effective. See "Printing Solutions" below.
Printing Solutions It may not be necessary for you to print many of our materials. Using smartphones or tablets, you and your staff can access our materials from those devices and work straight from their screens. Or, you can have multiple people login to our website and ask them to print a portion of the materials you need. For example, you could ask teachers to print their own lessons, etc. Smaller churches will surely not need to do as much printing, and larger churches will tend to be more capable of larger amounts of printing. Higher amounts of printing will cause increased costs in paper and toner. However, even if your ministry spends as much as $150 for ink and paper, the cost of our VBS still comes in lower than most of our competitors.

Price Comparison

Our cost vs. their cost

When comparing VBS prices, you need to know about additional expenses you'll incur. With our VBS, you'll need to buy some paper and some ink or toner. But with our competition, you'll have to buy a whole lot more! Check out the cost breakdowns below for a VBS of 100 children:

TruthQuest Full VBS Kit: $99

Includes everything from the "What's Included" section above, and it's all re-printable. To use it for a VBS of 100 children, you'll just have to buy some paper and ink or toner:

TruthQuest VBS Additional Costs
Cost for copy paper you'll need $25
Cost for ink or toner you'll use $65
Base cost ($99) plus additional costs ($90) $189

TruthQuest Total Cost: $189

(Excluding supply costs for crafts, games, snacks, etc.) This would be the cost for using our VBS for 100 children. Compare this with our competition:


Competition's Starter Kit: $99

Includes single copies of guides for the VBS Director, Snacks, Games, Crafts, Assemblies & Drama, Preschool Lessons, K-1st Lessons, 2nd-3rd Lessons, 4th-6th Lesson Guide, and Student Discipleship, along with some sample trinkets and DVDs. But, in order to use their VBS for 100 children, you'll also have these additional costs:

Competitors VBS Additional Costs
NOTE: Items with an asterisk (*) are included in the Starter Kit, but additional copies will likely be needed and must be purchased separately.
Cost for Preschool lesson guide* $15
Cost for K-1st lesson guide* $15
Cost for 2nd-3rd lesson guide* $15
Cost for 4th-6th lesson guide* $15
Cost for Teen & Adult Lesson Guide $30
Cost for a set of nine teaching posters $10
Cost for Take-Home lessons for 100 kids $100
Cost for Helper Guides for 20 volunteers $19
Cost for Crafts Guide* $8
Cost for Games Guide* $8
Cost for Snacks Guide* $8
Cost for Discipleship Guides for 100 kids $130
Cost for Gospel Tracts for 100 kids $10
Cost for 100 Advertising Flyers $30
Cost for 20 Advertising Posters $12
Cost for digital banner artwork to send to a sign shop $10
Cost for 20 Decorating Posters $12
Cost for 5 station rotation signs $10
Cost for 100 VBS Certificates $30
Cost for 120 VBS name tags $6
Cost for VBS Music $30
Base cost ($99) plus additional costs ($523) $622

Competition's Total Cost: $622

(Excluding supply costs for crafts, games, snacks, etc.) This would be the cost for using their VBS for 100 children. That's over THREE TIMES the cost of TruthQuest!


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Sample
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