Join the Cross Canyon Trail Gang for a western theme VBS, as they blaze a trail on the cattle drive; they will make some life-changing discoveries about following Jesus.
Motto: Ridin’ Strong with Jesus – Yeehaw!
Theme Verse: Luke 9:23, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”
Aim: Students will follow God’s trail in life by serving, following, living for,
sharing and standing with their Savior, Jesus Christ.
Lesson 1: Ridin’ Ready
Character Quality: Readiness
Lesson Icon: Boot with Spur
Bible Account: Gideon Is Ready To Serve, Judges 6:1-16, 36-40
Memory Verse: 1 Peter 3:15, “Be ready always to give an answer to every man that
asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”
Lesson Purpose: Students will always be ready to serve the Lord.
Video Character: Josie
Lesson 2: Ridin’ Obedient
Character Quality: Obedience
Activity: Branding with a Branding Iron
Lesson Icon: Cowboy Hat
Bible Account: Ruth Follows God, Ruth 1:14-17; 2:5-16; 3:10, 11; 4:13-17
Memory Verse: Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.”
Lesson Purpose: Students will follow Christ who lives in them.
Video Character: Dusty
Lesson 3: Ridin’ Faithful
Character Quality: Faithfulness
Activity: River Crossing
Lesson Icon: Saddle
Bible Account: Nehemiah Builds the Wall, Nehemiah 4:1-23; 6:1-9
Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:58, “Be ye stedfast, unmoveable,
always abounding in the work of the Lord.”
Lesson Purpose: Students will live faithfully for Christ despite difficulties.
Video Character: Aunt Maetta
Lesson 4: Ridin’ Bold
Character Quality: Boldness
Activity: Rounding Up Strays
Lesson Icon: Campfire
Bible Account: Peter Reaches the Lost, Acts 10:9-22, 34-43; 11:1, 2, 12-18
Memory Verse: Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:
for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.”
Lesson Purpose: Students will share Christ with their unsaved family and friends.
Video Character: Red
Lesson 5: Ridin’ Courageous
Character Quality: Courage
Lesson Icon: Horseshoe
Bible Account: Esther Faces Danger, Esther 3:8-15; 4:1-17
Memory Verse: Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither
be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
Lesson Purpose: Students will stand with Christ against evil and danger.
Video Character: Mr. Wade
For more information about our Western Theme VBS 2014, visit our VBS website.