The Ultimate Director Go-To Guide contains everything you need to plan a successful program, recruit and train volunteers, publicize your program, and follow up with families after the big event.
Station Leader Manuals provide easy instructions for specific roles at your Stellar VBS. Each manual includes an overview of each day’s Scripture content, historical backgrounds, step-by-step directions for each activity, and guided discussion questions.
Helpful DVDs and CDs feature training resources, Clip Art, and marketing tools that make it easy to inspire and educate your church body. The Decorating Places digital download gives you detailed instructions to create your Stellar setting — and the Sing & Play DVD will have kids celebrating all week long!
Student Resources, including ALL-NEW Bible Memory Buddies, Bible Books, and Imagination Station samples, will keep kids talking about Stellar throughout their VBS experience and long after they leave your church event.
Each day at Stellar VBS, kids launch into field-tested rotations that reinforce key teachings from Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.
Prepare for the day’s adventure by singing fun songs and meeting fun Bible Memory Buddies!
Experience each Bible story with all five senses. Also features connections with the daily Catholic ID.
Dig into surprising and authentic discoveries and meet the Saint of the Day.
Play high-energy games like Mission Control and Pool Noodle Feudal! Also features connections with the Connecting Kids to Justice project.
All the crews come together to eat snacks that connect with that day’s key Bible verse.
Watch films about real kids living out their faith in really cool ways. Also features connections with the Saint of the Day.
Wrap up with music, drama, science experiments, and more! Children will review the Saint of the Day and the Catholic ID.
At Stellar, one memorable Bible Point and one key aspect of Sacred Tradition (called the “Catholic ID”) are reinforced throughout the stations, each day—making these key points easy to apply light years after VBS is over.
When life feels dark, shine Jesus’ light!
“Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world.’” (John 8:12)
Jesus comes as a baby to be king. (Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 1:18–2:12)
Saint Yi Seung-hun
When people don’t get along, shine Jesus’ light!
“Live in harmony with one another.” (Romans 12:16)
Jesus accepts Zacchaeus. (Luke 19:1-9)
Sign of Peace
When good things happen, shine Jesus’ light!
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.” (Psalm 100:1)
Jesus enters Jerusalem as a king. (Luke 19:28-40)
Saint Philip Neri
When people are sad, shine Jesus’ light!
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God.” (John 14:1)
Jesus cares for his mother during his crucifixion. (John 19–20)
Our Lady of Sorrows
When people need help, shine Jesus’ light!
“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
Philip helps the Ethiopian. (Acts 8:26-39)
Corporal Works of Mercy
Saint Louise de Marillac
Stellar VBS captivates kids with rugged moonscapes, colorful constellations, and lunar landers! You can effortlessly transform your parish into a gorgeous galaxy with easy-to-find items like kiddie pools, sleds, and fabric-dyed canvas cloth. (We’ll even show you how to use those old CDs that are collecting dust!)
One of the best parts about Stellar VBS—praiseworthy music! Fun songs your kids will want to listen to again and again—sure to become a new family fave!