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Detectives VBS PLUS is two separate units of faith formation materials for preschool, children, youth and adults. Based on the song “Detectives of Divinity,” by Bryan Moyer Suderman (smalltallministries.com), the sessions guide participants as they investigate Old and New Testament stories, discovering clues of God’s presence in the scriptures and in themselves. Loaded with crafts, games, reproducible pages, artwork, activities, memory verses and insightful discussion questions, Detectives VBS PLUS is perfect for vacation bible school, children’s clubs, retreats, and other faith formation settings.

 

Smelly Camels  and More! Discover unusual God-sightings with Rebekah, Jeremiah, Jonah, Jesus’ disciples and the Good Samaritan.

What’s included:

  • 5 sessions of Vacation Bible School materials, preschool through grade 5; PLUS 5 sessions for youth, PLUS 5 sessions for adults on the same scripture stories
  • Graphics and fun ideas to energize your VBS program
  • Audio MP3s and lead sheets for group singing
  • In-depth, creative Bible study for youth and adults to parallel the VBS stories

Sessions Outline:

  1. Jeremiah: On a Mission with God. Jeremiah 1:1-10, 29:11-13
  2. Rebekah and the Smelly Camels. Genesis 24
  3. Jonah—The Man Who Didn’t Get Away: A Different Fish Story
  4. Jesus Recruits Detectives. Luke 5:1-11
  5. The Good Samaritan. Luke 10:25-37

 

Nighttime Sleuthing and More! Discover mysterious God-connections with Moses, the Shunammite woman, Nicodemus, the children around Jesus, and the people at Pentecost.

What’s included:

  • 5 sessions of Vacation Bible School materials, preschool through grade 5; PLUS 5 sessions for youth, PLUS 5 sessions for adults on the same scripture stories
  • Graphics and fun ideas to energize your VBS program
  • Audio MP3s and lead sheets for group singing
  • In-depth, creative Bible study for youth and adults to parallel the VBS stories

Sessions Outline:

  1. God Surprises Moses. Exodus 3:1-6
  2. The Shunammite Woman. 2 Kings 4:8-37
  3. Nighttime Sleuthing with Nicodemus. John 3:1-21
  4. Jesus Loves Children. Mark 10:13-16
  5. Blown Away. Acts 2:1-13, 37-41

Curriculum

Children’s faith formation curriculum, 13 sessions, grades 1-5. Old Testament and New Testament stories; many activities, games, crafts. Children explore how to be Detectives of Divinity and look for God in the bible stories as well as in their own lives.

Detectives 13 is online children’s curriculum, grades 1-5. Based on the song “Detectives of Divinity,” by Bryan Moyer Suderman (smalltallministries.com), the 13 sessions guide children as they investigate Old and New Testament stories, discovering clues of God’s presence in the scriptures and in themselves. Loaded with crafts, games, reproducible pages, artwork, activities, and memory verses, Detectives 13 is perfect for midweek classes, children’s clubs, and other faith formation settings.

Sessions Outline:

  1. God Surprises Moses– Exodus 3:1-6
  2. On a Mission with God!—Jeremiah, Jeremiah 1:1-10, 29:11-13
  3. Good to Go—Rebekah, Genesis 24
  4. Hospitality 101 and More!—The Shunammite Woman, 2 Kings 4:8-37
  5. Something Fishy Here—the book of Jonah
  6. Recruiting Detectives—Jesus Calls Fishermen—Luke 5:1-11
  7. The Light in the Night—Nicodemus—John 3:1-21
  8. Feel the Love—Jesus and the Children—Mark 10:13-16
  9. Who is My Neighbor?—The Good Samaritan—Luke 10:25-37
  10. Pentecost—Acts 2:1-12
  11. Peter and the Sheet—Acts 10:1-48
  12. Walking and Leaping and Praising—The Lame Man—Acts 3:1-10
  13. Tabitha Served God and Others—Acts 9:36-42