Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2
 

VBS: June 10 – 14, 2019

‘In The Wild’

Strap on your camera and buckle your seatbelt. VBS 2019 takes you on a wild adventure! You’ll encounter elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles. As you seek out exotic animals, you’ll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in Scripture. Kids go from bewildered to believing as they get “In the Wild” at this summer’s VBS.

 

VBS is for children ages 5 – completed 5th grade.  Children ages 0 -4 will not be able to participate unless their parent or caretaker is a registered VBS volunteer.

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Register as a Volunteer

Participant’s online registration is closed.  Walk-up registration opens @ 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019.

Participants

 

All children must have a completed liability form to participate in VBS.

 

Completing a liability form is a two-step process:

 

Buddy Requests:

If you want your child in the same group as ONE of their friends, then both children must register on the same date no later than April 28, 2019. Due to the number of children anticipated, only ONE friend request can be honored per child.  Buddy requests are not guaranteed as we encourage children to make new friends.

 

 

Register for VBS here

 

 

VBS music is available for purchase through your app store.

Keyword Search: Lifeway In The Wild

Volunteers

 

All volunteers must be an active member of Idlewild, have a completed background check (for those 18 years and older) and a signed liability form to participate in VBS.

 

Click here to complete a background check application.

 

Completing a liability form is a two-step process:

 

Volunteer for VBS here

 

 

 

En Español

Preschool

Special Needs

En Español

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

Preschool

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

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 child would benefit from a quieter environment, we have limited space in our Special Needs group.

VBS Information

When is VBS?

 

June 10-14, 2019 (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.
  • T-Shirts can be purchased for $5/each
  • Donations are accepted to provide materials for all attendees.
  • Optional: VBS Music can be purchased through Apple and android app stores.

 

 

Who is VBS 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.
Go to www.idlewild.org/vbs to register.

 

1. Submit a liability form for each attending child and volunteer. This is done once per year and is valid for ALL IBC activities that year. (www.idlewild.org/release)
2. Register your child to attend.
3. Register yourself to volunteer (must be an active IBC member and have background check on file).
4. Order your meals online for Family Night (Orders must be placed by 5pm on Tue 6/11).

 

 

DEADLINES:

 

 

  • All child buddy requests are limited to one buddy request per child. Both children must register on the same day no later than April 28 as we have over 2000 children to place.
  • All children must be registered by May 19 to receive a packet in the mail.
  • Family Night meals must be ordered by 5pm Tuesday, June 11.
  • All children not pre-registered must go to a first-time registration station, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on June 10. Avoid long lines, register by May 19!

 

Buddy Requests:

If you want your child in the same group as ONE of their friends, then both children must register on the same day no later than April 28. 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 wear their VBS t-shirt and dress comfortably for the day’s activities. During our Family Night program, children are encouraged to wear their VBS t-shirt and jeans or shorts.

 

All volunteers must complete a background check prior to volunteering at VBS.

Volunteers visit the Volunteer Information page for more information you need to know.

 

Also go to the Volunteer Assignments page for find out where you are assigned for VBS.

Director’s Goal

 

 

Love children into the Kingdom of God! And have fun doing it!

 

Vacation Bible School (VBS) Theme

 

 

In the Wild! Amazing Encounters with Jesus – Throw on your camera strap and buckle your seatbelt. VBS 2019 takes you on a wild adventure—with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles. As you seek out exotic animals, you’ll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in Scripture. Kids go from bewildered to believing as they get “In the Wild” at this summer’s VBS.

 

VBS Scripture

 

 

“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” John 20:31

 

VBS Motto

 

Zoom In! Focus on Jesus!

 

Our VBS Purpose Statement

 

 

VBS is a fun-filled, spiritual adventure for boys and girls that provides concentrated Bible study and encourages real-life application. The intention of VBS is to reach people of all ages, leading them to know and respond to Jesus Christ as led by the Holy Spirit.

 

Last Year’s Eternal Impact:

 

  • 2239 Children and 1150 Workers
  • 10% Attendees from no church background
  • 119 expressed conversions or re-commitments
  • Connect Families with Family Night Program
  • Follow-up of 100% of the students; enroll families in Bible Study
  • Enroll in Children’s Jump Start

Last Year Recap: 

 

Children raised $7000 to provide 56 scholarships to Nazareth Baptist School.

 

This Year:

 

Our goal is to meet and exceed last years mark and support Nazareth Baptist School.