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Pastor Tammy
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Posted: 24 May 2005 at 3:34pm | IP Logged Quote Pastor Tammy

Hi, I am a Children's Pastor and we do our own Kids Crusade/VBS each year.  Our Crusade runs Sunday through Wednesday evenings.  We gather in the main sanctuary and begin with fun ball, special character, extreme games, puppets, worship, then we split and do a craft and snack, then come back together and finish with a short video clip, scripture, bible skit, object lesson, special character, altar, etc.  Of cource I have an overall theme and we have a specific topic each night which coinsides with the overall theme.  I enlist the help of our staff, youth ministry, and numerous parents and adults throughout the church to help.  I wanted to go with an Icredibles/Super Hero theme this year.  But I am stumped as to how I can use it and what I could do as far as the lesson, etc. goes.  I do have a few resources that I have collected from Kidology and other ideas that I have gathered.  Does anyone have any ideas or resources that would help me out.  Thanks!
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Posted: 24 May 2005 at 8:12pm | IP Logged Quote Kidjoni

I'm looking for this, too!  I love Edna! 
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Posted: 25 May 2005 at 10:23am | IP Logged Quote Gerry Galbreath

I am currently writing a series using the Incredibles as spring board for my Sunday morning Kidz Church.  Most weeks we are using a clip from the Incredibles movie but a couple weeks I haven't been able to find one to fit so we have used a few clips from other super hero movies.

The basic theme of what I am doing is based on the first part of the Incredibles where the super heroes are told they have to stop beng super heroes.  It didn't really change who they were they just stopped practicing what they were created to do.  Before Jesus left the earth he said that his followers would be able to do all of the things that he did so why aren't more people doing them?  It's because the world tells us we can't and we listen to them.

Each week we are looking at some of the super heroes in the Bible (like Sampson, Gideon, Elisha etc.)  We are showing that a Super Heroes power does not come from himself it comes from a supernatural source.  This week we will be introducing the gifts of the spirit and showing that each person has different gifts that are chosen for us by God.  We will be showing the clip from the end of the Incredibles movie where the entire Incredible family and Frozone al use their gifts together in order to overcome Syndrome.

None of them chose which gift they would have but they used the gift that was given them in conjunction with other super heroes to collectively accomplish great things.

Maybe this will help to get your creative juices flowing.

Gerry

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Posted: 25 May 2005 at 12:06pm | IP Logged Quote pmike9121

We are doing our VBS this year called "Jesus is my Superhero." We are going to be comparing different superheroes to Jesus and showing how they are cool, but He is the ultimate. We will be renting costumes and actually having Batman, Spiderman, etc. come and visit, but we are considering maybe having the characters themselves talk about how Jesus can do things that they can't even do.

Our goal is to have our kids be so excited about Jesus that they know His "stats" as well as they do the stats of superheroes. We are also going to have lots of Jesus action figures to give away as prizes.

Hope this helps!! Have a great week

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Posted: 25 May 2005 at 4:16pm | IP Logged Quote hizkidz

I just sat down early yesterday morning and begin working on our VBS with the same theme.  We're calling ours "Finding the Superhero in You".  We will run ours Friday-Sunday nights.  Our first lesson will be on self-esteem and spiritual gifts, where we'll talk about how God sees us (fearfully and wonderfully made) and how each of us is given gifts and put on this earth to worship Him.  We are going to give the kids a spiritual gifts inventory also. Our verse for that night is Philippians 4:13. Our mission for that night is to defeat our enemy, The Shadow of Doubt.  The second night we will talk about Humbleness and Giving God the glory for all the abilities He has given us.  We'll use Colossians 3:23-24 and James 1:17 and 1 Peter 5:6 and 1 Peter 4:10.  Our mission for that night is to defeat our enemy The Phantom of Pride.  On the 3rd session, we will talk about Jesus, the Ultimate Superhero and how He gave the ultimate to save the whole world.  Our mission for that night is...we don't have one!  Our enemy, Satan has already been defeated by our superhero, Jesus Christ.  We've started working on the skits, costumes, crafts, etc. and we're brainstorming these ideas, so if you have any, I'd love to hear them.  Sunday we will close with a huge Superhero Celebration where we're planning for giant slides, moonwalk inflatable, etc.  We want all of our workers to be dressed as superheros and have superhero names, but we haven't figured all that out yet. We already have many characters and puppets that we use in children's church.  We have our superhero, Armor Man already too.  We'll have Spiderman, Captain America, Batman, and 3 others that will make appearances.  Our refreshment area will be called the Superhero Snack shop, where the kids order Superhero snacks from a menu.  Our costume character Trinket Man will hand out small gifts and prizes each night, like superhero power pills (lifesavers) and our Superhero Training Manual (Bible) bookmarker.  Our theme song is of course, "Jesus, you're my superhero" by the Hillsongs.  Since you'll run yours 4 nights, you could do your last night on witnessing with your mission including the great commission!  Hope this helps!

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Posted: 25 May 2005 at 10:48pm | IP Logged Quote Asburykids

We just finished up a 3-week series called Becoming one of God's Incredibles. The series was actually based on Living a Spirit-filled Life and talking about the Holy Spirit. We developed a logo - I will place on here in the morning - and we also used clips from the movie to make a cool intro to the series and then also we used for our lessons.

Let me know if you would like to see what we came up with - or I guess - I could post it to the site here...how do we do that?

Terry

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Posted: 25 May 2005 at 10:58pm | IP Logged Quote pamgerdes12870

If you are looking for a theme song, Hillsong's "All the power you need" would be a lot of fun.
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Posted: 26 May 2005 at 9:41am | IP Logged Quote Pastor Tammy

Thank you so much for the awesome ideas everyone!  I liked the "Finding The Super Hero In You" theme, I didn't really want to attach Jesus or anything like that to it since we attract alot of the general public.  Hizkidz, an idea for your third night could be something like Prowler of Fear?  Or maybe switch Phantom and Prowler, and put Phantom with Fear.  Alot of my kids struggle with not only Doubt and Pride, but also Fear.  Unless you have another word to go with Fear.  Just an idea.  Terry, I would love to see your logo.  I'm not sure how you go about that either.  My wheels are turning.  Thank you so much! 
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Posted: 27 May 2005 at 12:53am | IP Logged Quote marylynn12539

We did this theme a few years ago at VBS.  All of our kids get a T-shirt and that year the picture we had on the T- shirt was a cartoon Kid with a "superman like costume - & a large SK on the cartoon kid's chest.  The SK stands for Super Kid.  At the end of VBS each child had learned to follow Jesus and were SUPER KIDS.

Mary Lynn

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Posted: 27 May 2005 at 9:50pm | IP Logged Quote ShelTX9621

I'm doing a superhero theme for VBS, too. I'm using more of the old Batman series style for decorating...lots of pows and kerplunk on big colored bursts will be plastered all over our sanctuary. I'm doing a skyline out of black all along the tops of the walls...giving it that real cartoon superhero look.

I'm calling it Real Super Heroes...focusing our eyes on Jesus our real super hero....

Our church just went through a terrible thing and we lost our pastor...a lot of our congregation was shaken to the core. I think it's so timely that I chose this theme before any of the stuff began...I think it's going to help our church a lot to be able to spend a week focusing on Jesus and not man...
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Posted: 06 June 2005 at 1:45am | IP Logged Quote susieq

Hello,
We must all be thinking alike. I to have been thinking of a VBS along these lines. What comes to my mind is that Super Heros must have a costume. What about funking up the armor of God. You can stick a mask on with that helmet and kids love swords, especially if they look like light sabers. I hope you share anything you come up with.
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Posted: 06 June 2005 at 5:26pm | IP Logged Quote Asburykids

Here is our logo we have used...you can view it in a larger format at www.asburychurch.org. We are in the middle of VBS but I will try to post my series here soon.

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I am doint OT Incredibles for our Childrens Church this summer.  We are looking at at Different Old Testament hero each week, I have Mr. Incredible viedo skits that we will show and each week we are passing out the Super Hero card I am taking them directily out of the Super Heroes Bible It has great trading card type things for each Bible Hero. Joanna

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Posted: 08 June 2005 at 2:15pm | IP Logged Quote Kidjoni

I love your logo...and Joanna, I was wondering if you could share your skits?  I'm thinking of this for the fall.  Very cool! 

 

when you made your trading cards, did you shrink and use the ones from the super heros Bible? Do I need to get permission from the publisher to do that?  This sounds like such a great idea, I can't wait to start putting it all together.  Joni

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Posted: 03 August 2012 at 6:36pm | IP Logged Quote PJB

I love this theme!
We are doing a Heroes theme this year.
If anyone would like to share, I would appreciate any lessons, logos, skits or ideas that you used.

Thanks so much!
God bless!
Pam

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Posted: 23 June 2014 at 4:43pm | IP Logged Quote kidsconnect

any one have any current super hero themed advice?
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Posted: 23 June 2014 at 6:53pm | IP Logged Quote Steven Knight

Hey, I gathered up some of the Superhero resources in the Kidology Store for you, in case anyone is interested in more resources: Superhero Resources

Also, some resources from the Kidology Zones: Superhero Resources in the Zones

I've done a few Superhero themed lessons before using different "superheroes of the faith" to teach how they followed God through the good times and the hard times. Love teaching children that even the "biggest Bible characters" in the Bible messed up and needed God's help! They are also powerful testimonies of how to faithfully follow God (Joseph, for example).

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