And whenever you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: “This is the way. Walk in it.” – Isaiah 30:21

VBS: 2015 ‘Journey Off The Map’

June 15th – 19th

Take the journey! We will take your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.

Click here to register as a volunteer.

Be sure you have signed a 2015 Liability Release form for each attendee.

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Preschool Age

Preschool Age

Birth through age 4 can participate when a parent volunteers to serve during VBS. All volunteers must be a member and have a background check. Simply register your preschoolers when you register yourself as a volunteer.

Special Needs

Special Needs

Children with special needs are welcome and encouraged to participate in VBS! Some kids with special needs thrive in the typical VBS setting. If your kiddo would benefit from a quieter environment, we have limited space in our Special Needs group.

En español

En español

There is a spanish language program available for those who wish to participate. Children will follow the normal program and participate in the same activities.


VBS Information

Registration Information

When is VBS?

June 15-19, 2015 (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) On-site registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Volunteers should arrive by 8:30 a.m. each morning to be in their designated area.


Is there a cost for VBS?

No cost to attend VBS.

Optional: VBS Music CD $3 each and VBS t-shirt $6 each.


VBS is for:

General public: Children five years old through completed 5th grade. Due to space limitations, only five-year-olds and up will be allowed to participate in VBS.

Children of volunteers: Birth through age 4 can participate when a parent volunteers to serve during VBS.


Registration Procedures

All children as well as volunteers must be registered.

All children not pre-registered must go to a first-time registration station, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on June 15. Avoid long lines, register by May 24.

If you want your child in the same group as one of their friends, then both children must be registered on the same day, before May 6. Due to the number of children anticipated, only ONE friend request can be honored per child.


Items Not Permitted

Wheeled shoes, skateboards, and gum

Dress Code for Children

Children are encouraged to dress in comfortable clothes for the day. During our Family Night program, children are encouraged to wear their VBS t-shirt and jeans or shorts.

Information for Volunteers

Volunteers click here to go to the Volunteer page for more information you need to know.

General Information

Family Night

Thursday, June 18, 2015The Journey Off the Map Family Night is a special night for all children. Kindergarten through 5th grade children will perform a fun musical presentation! The presentation will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. All children and volunteers should arrive by 6:30 p.m. We encourage ALL children to attend for a great time of music, learning and connecting with other families. (There will be no childcare Thursday evening.)

During the week of VBS, tickets can be purchased for a Chick-fil-a meal for Family Night.

First Aid & Medications

EPIPEN, INHALERS  & MEDICATIONS: No medication of any kind will be allowed in any individual’s possession. Medications must be signed in by the parent at the Nurse’s station and remain there.  Parents will be directed to the Nurse’s station.




VBS Missions Project

Last Year Recap: Compassionate Hope moves into communities, establishes relationships, raises awareness, and provides a Christian education to combat forced labor. Last year’s Missions Offering went to help build a Christian School for the children in Thailand. We’re excited to announce that the construction of the school has just begun.

This Year: Idlewild’s KIDS 4 KIDS BACKPACK Ministry-the missions offering this year will help provide backpacks for children in the inner city of Tampa and surrounding areas.

Contact Information

VBS Hotline

813-264-1515 x1561

Michelle Munsch

K-5th Participant Info (813-264-8768)

Karen Chalfant

K-5th Volunteer Info (813-264-8780)

Betsy Baker

Preschool Info (813-264-8776)

Deana Troyer

Special Needs 813-264-8773