- Ease of Use
Today we take a look at our second VBS review for 2013 – Tell It on the Mountain from Concordia Publishing House!
Tell It on the Mountain
Concordia Publishing House
Lesson 1 – God is with us! – On Mount Sinai: God is with His people – Exodus 19 – 20
Lesson 2 – Our God is the one true God! – O Mount Carmel: God shows He is the one true God! – I Kings 18
Lesson 3 – Jesus is God’s Son! – On the Mount of Transfiguration: Jesus is God’s Son! – Luke 9
Lesson 4 – Jesus is our Savior! – On Golgotha Jesus saves us all – Mark 15-16
Lesson 5 – Jesus Christ is Lord! – On a mountain: Jesus says, “Go to all!” – Matthew 28
Setting – Mountain top Bible accounts where God meets His people!
Message – “Learn about the One true God through five mountaintop Bible accounts where God meets His people with clear messages of His might and grace.” Kids will learn of salvation through Jesus – this is a message to shout to the everyone! Children will grow in their faith as they here these mountaintop stories.
Focus – Evangelism and Bible Content
- Director’s book is accessible and covers the “how-to” of VBS
- Pastor’s Overview – Great Idea!
- Strong Evangelistic Emphasis
- Creative Lessons which get kids IN the Bible during each lesson
- “Knot2B4GOTN Bible Challenge” Station – focusing on Bible memory
- Crafts are affordable, doable and FUN!
- Music – Upbeat, singable & FUN!
- Excellent Mission Project
- “Daily Encouragement” ideas great for connecting with Volunteers
- Excellent and complete Safety Information
- Student CD which also includes a DVD of the VBS music
- Involving Special Needs Children
Areas for Improvement:
- Opening and Closing could be more engaging
- Community Service Projects
Concordia says, “Get ready for a mountain top experience!” They have expertly woven the theme of mountain climbing into sharing these incredible accounts of God’s love and grace. “Tell It on the Mountain” is certainly one of the best of 2013 and worth consideration.