Vacation Bible School 2023

Welcome to God’s Living Water VBS!

July 9-13, 2023 — 5:30 to 8:30 pm (free meal)

Join us for VBS this Summer — Sunday thru Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

An Evening Vacation Bible School Your Whole Family Can Attend!

By design, Vacation Bible School is DIFFERENT this year! Moving from mornings to evenings this Summer, we hope to see EVERYONE from our extended church and school family at God’s Living Water to hear His Good News!

We Are Covered In Jesus’ Grace!

This summer at Vacation Bible School, we’re covered in Jesus’ grace! Our theme for this year, God’s Living Water: Covered in Jesus’ Grace, is inspired by 1 Timothy 1:14, which says, “The grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.” Each of the lessons focuses on biblical accounts that emphasize the Living Water, Jesus Christ.

VBS simply cannot happen without our wonderful, caring Adult and Student Volunteers. THANK YOU to our amazing crew of leaders and helpers! Want to join our VBS team? BECOME A VOLUNTEER today!



“God’s Living Water” — 2023 Vacation Bible School Details

Thank you for bringing your child to God’s Living Water Vacation Bible School, where we are Covered in Jesus’ Grace!

  • Designed for families with children (toddlers through grade 5; youth helpers needed too!)
  • July 9-13, Five evenings Sunday thru Thursday
  • 5:30 FREE easy meal
  • 6:00 Opening together
  • 6:30-8:00 site rotation Bible Challenge, Crafts, Games
  • Leave by 8:30 each night
  • A great way for our congregation, school and community to come together!
“The grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.” - 1 Timothy 1:14

What is God’s Living Water VBS? At God’s Living Water, children will learn that they are covered in Jesus’ grace! They’ll look into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, and explore five Bible accounts where God uses water in His salvation plan, pointing us to our Savior, His Son, Jesus. Participants will deepen and strengthen their faith in the Living Water, Jesus.  

Take-Home Point. Each lesson, we’ll share a Take-Home Point. Repeat this with your child often so you all remember God’s marvelous works!

Bible Story. Read the story with your kids. The student leaflets have a picture of the lesson’s Bible story and where to find the account in the Bible. Read and talk about it with your child. God’s Holy Word will make lasting impressions on the hearts and lives of your family.

Bible Memory Verse. Your children will explore, learn, and remember each lesson’s Bible Memory Verse from God’s Holy Word at the Bible Challenge site! Say the verse together often. Sing the verses and watch the videos!

Closing Celebration. Your child will want to tell you all about God’s Living Water VBS, so plan on attending the Closing Celebration. 

Mission Project. As part of God’s Living Water VBS, we share God’s blessings with other young people around the world! Information about this project is attached. 

God is with us and blesses us with His miraculous love through Jesus, our Savior.

Help us to provide clean water to children and families in Africa!

VBS Mission Project 2023: In some parts of Africa, tremendous underground water reservoirs have been discovered; however funds to survey and complete a deep well can be just out of financial reach for many in Africa, particularly in rural areas. Likewise, in many regions, unsuitable water sources can lead to cholera, typhoid fever and other water-borne diseases. The Water Project offers opportunities to supplement local contributions to provide water for physical needs while opening doors through local churches to share God’s love with communities in need of Christ’s living water.

Join us nightly ONLINE! VBS openings and closings will be broadcast live at 6:00 pm each night! Find the stream on Immanuel’s Facebook or YouTube channels.

Share your family’s experience online! We look forward to seeing your social media posts with the hashtag #immanueljoplinVBS.




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