SPIRIT Updates

2016 VBS Directory
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It's almost that time of year again! We're putting together a list of local VBS spots for you and your family to enjoy this Summer. Stay tuned as we continue to build this list and feel free to make suggestions of more programs we've missed: 


Hyde Park Baptist Church at the Quarries

11400 N. Mopac, Austin

June 6- 10

An exciting week of Bible study, music and recreational fun with an adventure to find truth below the surface. Free for ages 5 through 5th grade. http://www.hpbc.org/vbs


Wyldwood Baptist Church

398 Union Chapel Road, Cedar Creek

June 6-10

Submerged Vacation Bible School for grades 1 - 6: fun and exciting Bible study, crafts, music, recreation, missions and snacks each evening! Wyldwood Baptist is located on Hwy. 71, about 7 miles west of Bastrop. http://www.wyldwoodbaptistchurch.org/

Leander Church of Christ

300 Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander

June 12-14

Come out for Hangin' In the Holy Land with Jacob, Esau and Jonah. There are plays and classes each night for all ages, including adults. Other fun events in the class that will help with application of each nights lesson.http://www.leanderchurch.org/vbs

Life Church

115 Oak Haven Drive, Round Rock 

June 13-16

Step into Egypt  and experience Joseph's Journey from prison to palace. There will be crafts, snacks, drama, games and singing and dancing for children 3 years old to those just leaving 5th grade. http://lifechurchrr.com

Riverbend Church

4214 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin

June 13-17

The theme is “Walk this Way!” We’ll hit the road with Paul and ask the same questions he asked and make some incredible discoveries along the way. Grab your gear, check your GPS and get ready to WALK THIS WAY! It’s going to be an incredible time for the community of Riverbend and the surrounding areas to bond closer while we pour into God’s children. For children 4 years old (on or before SEP 1 ) through 5th grade. Cost is $50. http://www.riverbend.com/event-list/2016/6/13/2016-vbs

Hyde Park Baptist Church

3901 Speedway, Austin

June 13-17

An exciting week of Bible Study, music and games, as we dive beneath the surface to discover that Jesus saw people not only on the outside, but also deep down on the inside. http://www.hpbc.org/vbs

Calvary Chapel Georgetown

3400 Shell Road, Georgetown

June 13-17

Children in completed grades K-5th are invited to join us at Cave Quest, where kids explore the solid-rock foundation of Jesus' love. There will be a time of Bible story, snacks, crafts and games! http://www.calvarygt.org

Believers Church Leander

1650 CR 270, Leander

June 13-17

Are you ready for your kiddos to embark on a VBS adventure that will light their way? Then gear up for an over-the-top underground adventure! Ground kids in the rock-solid foundation of God’s love, a love that takes us through life’s dark times! From 6:00 to 8:00PM for children ages 3 to 5th grade. http://www.facebook.com/BelieversChurchVBS

Shenandoah Baptist Church

3003 Blue Ridge Dr., Cedar Park

June 13-17

A FREE summer kids’ event. At Cave Quest, kids explore what it means to follow Jesus through dark times. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with a Cave Quest Closing that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.

Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 8:30 pm.

Kids at Cave Quest VBS will join a missions effort supporting Operation Christmas Child and the LISD backpack program.
Cave Quest is for kids from Pre-K (potty trained) to entering 6th grade and will run from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm each day. For more information, call 512-258-6909.

Lake Travis United Methodist Church

1502 Ranch Road 620 North, Austin

June 18-21

Surfs up at Lake Travis United Methodist Church! Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love at 2016 VBS! The Surf Shack has everything needed to keep Surfers in the zone so they'll hit the waves with a deeper understanding of God's amazing love!


Oak Meadow Baptist Church

6905 S IH 35, Austin

June 19-23

Prepare to embark on an adventure like no other, scouring the mysterious fathoms of the deep sea. Thrilling discoveries await just beyond the portholes of your submarine. Things look very different once you get below the surface - and that's true for life above the surface, too.

As kids submerge themselves in God's Word, they will discover that Jesus saw people differently. He didn't just see what's on the outside; He saw who people were down deep.

As kids learn to see themselves and others as Jesus sees them, they can realize that everyone needs a Savior - even those who look like they have it all together. A relationship with Jesus Christ changes everything! All you have to do is dive in, come be submerged with us. http://ombchurch.org/

First Christian Church

3105 Ranch Rd 12, San Marcos

June 20-23

Ages 3 yrs through completion of 5th grade + adult class; dinner included. Theme: "Surf Shack--Catch the Wave of God's Amazing Love". Check out our website: fcc-sm.org for more details and flyer. Pre-registration form available closer to event date. FCC Office phone: 512-396-1926. Free admission. http://fcc-sm.org

Rosanky Baptist Church

2128 FM 535, Rosanky

June 20-24

Dive down with Submerged for Vacation Bible School for free! Bring the family. 

Hutto Bible Church

301 West Street, Hutto

June 20-24

Teenagers are trained to lead vacation Bible School type clubs in the front yards of hosts in various neighborhoods throughout Hutto (you will also find them in Pflugerville, Round Rock, and Austin). In a time when parents are unable or unwilling to get their children to a church building, they may be more comfortable allowing their children to walk down the street to the neighbor's house for an hour and a half club, in which the children play games, watch skits, hear a Bible Story and hear the gospel message. Clubs meet at clubs meet at 9:00 am, 10:45 am, 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm.

Central Leander

1407 Raider Way, Leander 

June 20-24

Catch the wave of God's amazing love! Join us at the Surf Shack for VBS! Surf's Up! Serving grades Pre-k through 5th! We will have bible storytelling, recreation time, crafts and science as well as music! http://2016.cokesburyvbs.com/centralleander

Lord of Life Lutheran Church

9700 Neenah Ave, Austin

June 20-24

Join us for CAVE QUEST Vacation Bible School. We will embark on an over the top underground adventure! Here we’ll explore God’s love, the light of the world! Our adventures each day will include Bible Quests, Kid Vid Cinema, Spelunker Games, Imagination Station and lots of FUN! BRING YOUR FRIENDS! For Kids entering (Fall 2016) Kindergarten -7th grade. Register online: www.lordoflifeaustin.org

Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church

5226 W William Cannon, Austin

June 20-24

Join us at the Surf Shack as we catch the wave of God's amazing love!
Discover an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program that will give us an opportunity to ride the waves with God. Campers become Surfers and explore how to serve God and experience God's amazing presence in their lives!
Surf's Up! Don't Miss Out! Register here.

For all:
Preschool kids 3yrs (potty-trained) thru PreK
Elementary kids, graduating Kinder thru 3rd grade

Lakeway Church

2203 Lakeway Blvd., Lakeway

June 20-24

For kids in kidergarten through 5th grade. "Walk This Way" and hit the road with Paul and ask the same questions he asked. Materials fee is waived for all kids of any parent who volunteers for the week. Costs are $25 per child; $50 max per family. Follow the link for more details: http://www.lakewaychurch.org/childrens-ministry-2016

Faith Lutheran Church & Inner Space Cavern

4010 Williams Drive, Georgetown

June 20-24

It's an all-ages Family VBS!

Gear up for an over-the-top underground VBS adventure that will light your way!
Kids will be grounded in the rock-solid foundation of God’s love, a love that takes us through life’s dark times. Also, classes for youth & adults! (Nursery care provided)

PLEASE NOTE: On Friday the 24th, we are having our Closing Celebration
(tour included) at Inner Space Cavern – just 6 miles down the road!

First Baptist Church Smithville

300 Hudgins St, Smithville

June 26- 30

VBS 2016 at First Baptist Church of Smithville will be held Sunday through Thursday evenings 6-8:30pm. Children K-6th are welcome to join us! We will also be having VBS for adults! https://www.facebook.com/events/466350020236080/

Kinney Avenue Christian Fellowship

1801 Kinney Avenue, Austin

June 27- July 1

Cave Quest VBS is where it's at this year! Come join us for this free family event that promises great Bible teaching, fantastic worship and memorable activities with friends and family. Cave Quest is an over-the-top underground adventure! Ground your kids in the rock-solid foundation of God's love, a love that takes us through life's dark times. We look forward to seeing you and your family this year! You can register here: http://kacfaustin.org

Austin Baptist Church

7016 Ribelin Ranch, Austin

June 27- July 1

Submerged takes your kids on an adventure like no other, deep within the mysterious sea. As kids submerge themselves in God’s Word, they will discover that Jesus didn’t just see what’s on the outside of people. He looked deep down on the inside. So grab your goggles, step into your flippers, and dive in to find truth below the surface! For children entering kindergarten through exiting 5th grade. http://www.austinbaptistchurch.com/ministries/children/vacation-bible-school

ACTS Church Leander

207 Sonny Dr, Leander

June 27- July 1

Join us for a fun-filled week of "plastic brick building" and learn that you are built by God! Snacks, games, crafts, and Bible stories will make for a full morning each day! http://www.actschurchleander.com

Holy Word Lutheran Church

10601 Bluff Bend Drive

July 5- 9

Join the fun at Vacation Bible School at Holy Word! The 2016 theme is Cave Quest: Following Jesus the Light of the World. Kids participate in small groups called Cave Crews where they play Spelunker Sports & Games, hear rock solid Bible Stories and eat at the Cavern Cafe! Bring friends and enjoy a week of summer fun with epic Bible-learning adventures! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17Fe3arZVdSM5KxZ0zE9670gF3YV7VriMFhZb0QpNGjs/viewform?edit_requested=true

St. Patrick Catholic Church

2500 Limmer Loop, Hutto

July 11

Catholic Cave Quest VBS for incoming K-5 graders. Singing, dancing and learning about Christ. Daily snack provided. Registration($25/child) and PayPal payment at http://www.stpatrickhutto.org/vbs

Woodlawn Baptist Church

4600 Manchaca Road, Austin

July 11-15

Kids ages 4 by June 1st through completed 5th Graders are invited to dive into God's word and discover that Jesus saw people differently. Kids will learn to see themselves as Jesus sees them. They will discover that a relationship with Jesus changes everything. Come join us for a free adventure! http://woodlawnbc.org

Primera Iglesia Bautista de Elgin

July 11-15

700 E. 10th Street, Elgin

This is event is free and is open to age 4 through 6th grade. We are are a bilingual church! 

Manor Church of Christ

201 S. San Marcos St., Manor

July 16

Come learn about the seeds, water, sun, and light needed to grow in the Lord! Have fun, make friends, and plant your own seeds! Lunch will be served. Ages 3 (potty trained) through 7th grade. Register at www.manorchurchofchrist.org.

Victory Baptist Church Cedar Park 

1775 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park 

July 18- 22

Vacation Bible School for ages 1st thru 6th grade! Free event! http://victorybyfaith.org

First Baptist Church Kingsland

3435 Hwy 1431 West, Kingsland

July 18-22

Enjoy a week in the rainforest with Bible stories, crafts, games and music from 9:00am to noon. (325) 388-4507

Faith Missionary Baptist

1561 Sam Bass Road, Round Rock

July 21-23

Walk this way invites kids to look at the lives of people in the Bible who changed direction and walked after Jesus. http://www.faithroundrock.com/

First Baptist Church Round Rock

306 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock

July 24- 28

Come join us for Vacation Bible School 2016 as we find "The Truth Beneath the Surface" with this year's theme of Submerged. We will have nightly worship music, entertainment, bible stories, recreation and food for the kids. Registration can be performed online at fbcrr.org and admission is free.  

FBC Taylor

701 Davis, Taylor

July 25-29

Welcome to FBC Taylor Vacation Bible School! VBS is open to children who are who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade. They will enjoy all of the activities we have planned for them including: bible story time, snack, missions, music, crafts and recreation. See you soon! https://kideventpro.lifeway.com/myChurch/?id=31470

Zion Lutheran Church

6001 FM 1105, Georgetown

July 25-29

Mark your calendars for Cave Quest VBS, where kids get connected to the ultimate guiding Light – Jesus! VBS will be hosted here on the hilltop from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm for children entering pre-K (must be 4 years old) through entering 7th grade. Registration is open for both participants and volunteers. Visit this website for details and registration: https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/zionwalburg.

St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church

1101 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park

July 25-29

Gear up for an over-the-top underground adventure! At Totally Catholic Cave Quest, you'll ground kids in the rock-solid foundation of God's love, a love that takes us through life's dark times. Cost is $35. http://www.stmargaretmary.com

ACTS Church Lakeway 

1304 RR 620 N.

August 1 - 5

This VBS promises to be an over-the-top, underground adventure! Plus, kids walk away understanding what it means to follow Jesus and shine his light. Our VBS is free and dinner is provided each night. https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/actslakeway 


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  1. McKenzie posted on 05/24/2016 04:14 PM
    We have a thing called Xtreme Adventure at our church (Hill Country Bible Church PF) for 4th through 6th grade during June 20th-23rd and it ends with a carnival on the 24th. more info at hcbcpf.com
  2. McKenzie posted on 05/24/2016 04:14 PM
    We have a thing called Xtreme Adventure at our church (Hill Country Bible Church PF) for 4th through 6th grade during June 20th-23rd and it ends with a carnival on the 24th. more info at hcbcpf.com
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