School is out and summer is here and that means it’s time for Vacation Bible School!
Here's a simple VBS Closing Rally Program script for Gospel Light's SonWorld Adventure Park.
Living in small town rural America, our Congregational Church joined with our neighbors at the United Methodist Church. Our closing rally took place on Sunday morning. The program summarized our week's activity and featured all the songs learned during the week.
The track numbers listed are those on the reproducible, performance split-track CD.
Good morning! Welcome to (name of your church). You know, summer is a time for special activities like swimming and vacations. But also in the summer, you often hear kids says this…
(2 students walk slowly down middle aisle—heads down, looking discouraged)
We’re been out of school for only 2 days…
And we’re bored already.
Let’s turn on the radio (pretend to turn on radio)
TRACK # 27—Promotional Radio Spot (60 seconds)
Hey, that sounds like fun.
Yeah, let’s go and tell all our friends.
(2 students run out)
TRACK # 1—SonWorld Adventure Park Theme (Instrumental)
(all students march in)
TRACK # 2—Choose Jesus
Welcome everybody to SonWorld Adventure Park VBS—a place to learn about Jesus. All this week, our kids have been discovering how great it is to choose Jesus and follow Him. When you choose Jesus as your Savior and guide for life, he takes you on an amazing adventure—a thrilling ride—just like a rollercoaster. Riding with Jesus is the ride of your life.
TRACK # 3—The Ride of Your Life
ALL STUDENTS SIT DOWN
In a world that’s full of options, students at SonWorld Adventure Park VBS have been encouraged to make five good choices that honor God and make life a great adventure and full of purpose. Right now, let’s review those five choices.
Number 1. Choose to believe (student holds up ticket poster). A blind man was given sight by Jesus. Afterwards, the man went and told people that Jesus is God’s promised Savior. Will you choose to believe?
Number 2. Choose to act (student holds up ticket poster). Ten men with the disease of leprosy were healed by Jesus. Many people around us need God’s love. Will you choose to act?
Number 3. Choose to forgive (student holds up ticket poster). When a paralyzed man was first forgiven of his sins and then healed by Jesus, people saw that Jesus has the power to forgive sin. Will you choose to forgive?
Number 4. Choose to obey (student holds up ticket poster). A rich young ruler met Jesus, seeking eternal life. When he learned what he needed to give up in order to follow Jesus, he walked away sadly. Will you choose to obey?
Number 5. Choose to believe (student holds up ticket poster). The disciple Thomas doubted that Jesus had actually risen from the dead. But when Thomas saw Jesus alive with his very own eyes, he believed. Will you choose Jesus?
Now, come and join us. Let’s go to SonWorld Adventure Park VBS and see all the fun we had this week.
On day #1, our students enjoyed a funny story from the Bible in John chapter 9. Here, Jesus meets a man who had been blind all his life. To heal the man, Jesus spit on the ground, made a mud paste, put it on the man’s eyes, and then told him to wash off the mud. When the man did, his eyes were opened. He could see! Jesus healed him! In a similar way, Jesus takes those who are spiritually blind—who cannot see God—and Jesus gives them the ability to see God. Will you choose to believe? When you see Jesus, you see God. And when you see God, and other people see that, well, that will get a lot of people talking.
TRACK # 6—Talk, Talk
On day # 2, our students walked with Jesus in Luke 17, where Jesus heard the cries of ten men who had a terrible skin disease called leprosy. When the men called out for help, Jesus healed them all. In a similar way, Jesus takes the spiritually sick and makes them whole. Will you choose to act? When you do, people are changed.
TRACK # 5—Ten Men
On day # 3, our students sat in a crowded room in Mark 2, listening to Jesus talk. All of the sudden, some people dug a hole in the roof above our heads. A paralyzed man was lowered down on a mat by his friends—right in front of Jesus. Jesus told the lame man, “Your sins are forgiven” and then he told the man, “Rise up, take up your mat, and walk.” And immediately, the lame man was healed. He stood up and walked! In a similar way, Jesus takes the spiritually lame and paralyzed—whose efforts cannot earn God’s favor—and Jesus gives them the ability to walk with God. Jesus forgives your sins. Will you choose to forgive? That lame man sure had some good friends. They didn’t let a big crowd keep stop them from getting their lame friend to Jesus. They just decided to tear the roof off.
TRACK # 7—Tear the Roof Off
On day # 4, our students were witnesses to a discussion in Luke 18 between Jesus and a rich young ruler. The ruler asked Jesus, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said, “What must you do? What you must do is keep all the commandments.” The ruler said, “Jesus, I’ve kept them all.” Then Jesus said, “Oh, there’s one more.” Sell all your possessions, give them to the poor, and then come and follow me.” When the rich young ruler heard that, he turned and walked away. Jesus wants us to obey Him in all our choices, not just when it’s easy. Will you choose to obey?
TRACK # 9—The Captain’s Song
TRACK # 8—I Will Hasten
TRACK # 11—Choosing Song
TRACK # 12—Jesus Loves You and Me
On day #5, we also heard the Bible’s most thrilling story. But it starts off sad. Jesus was arrested by enemies and killed on a cross. He was buried in a cave. And he laid there for three days. But on the third day, Jesus rose from the dead. He defeated sin and death. He truly can forgive sins and grant eternal life to all who believe. Mary and the disciples saw the risen Lord with their very own eyes. But Thomas did not. He said, “Unless I see Jesus for myself, I will not believe.” A whole week went by. And then, Jesus came and appeared to his disciples. This time, Thomas was there. Jesus said to Thomas, “Stop doubting and believe.” And Thomas replied, “My Lord and my God!” Will you choose Jesus? Will you choose to believe in Him? If you will, you can be sure of this—Jesus will lead you all the way.
TRACK # 10—All The Way
Now we’d like to introduce our team leaders, who will then introduce our participants in SonWorld Adventure Park VBS.
(Each class is introduced)
TRACK # 4—I Believe in Ever After (This is a good offering song)
Announcements (if any)
Thank you everyone for coming to SonWorld Adventure Park VBS and coming to our Sunday Rally today. The Good News of the Bible is that Jesus chose us. We hope you leave here today choosing Jesus.
TRACK # 2—Choose Jesus
TRACK # 1—Choose Jesus (instrumental)