Want to integrate MCC into Vacation Bible School at your church? Here are some suggested projects based on  the curriculum you use.

1. Peace Lab - Discover God's Way of Peace (Menno Media)

Lead children on an awesome adventure through the Bible, equipping them to follow Jesus as compassionate peacemakers. Children discover God’s way of peace, from learning how to resolve conflicts to figuring out ways to help others.

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MCC Peace projects – build bridges to peace

Children and teenagers around the world learn to recognize conflict and use nonviolent ways to resolve it through peace clubs in their schools. Through stories and role plays they learn about respect, self-esteem, people who are different from them and creative ideas for responding to conflict and injustice.  Here are some examples of MCC supported peace education programs and peace clubs.

Each year, MCC also supports peace camps for children and youth. Here are some examples in:

  • Syria (video)
  • West Bank, Palestine (story and video): helping children cope with life in Aida refugee camp
  • Gaza, Palestine Palestinian children in the Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza live with widespread poverty and violence. A local program called Shoroq wa-Amal (Sunrise and Hope) provides children with leadership training, summer camps and healthy outlets for self-expression. MCC’s partner in this program is the Culture and Free Thought Association and the program benefits some 1,200 children annually. MCC funds provide counselor stipends, food and supplies for Shoroq wa-Amal camps and activities.
  • Laos Youth learn about trust through teambuilding activities at a peacebuilding summer camp organized by Mittapab (Friendship), a group of educators and young adults who teach peace skills to their peers in Vientiane, Laos. MCC provides resources for workshops, internships and the peacebuilding summer camp.
  • Ethiopia. MCC partner Beza Community Development Association provides educational opportunities for highly vulnerable children who are HIV infected or affected, living on Entoto Mountain, Ethiopia. These opportunities include sports and game activities on Saturdays and a four-week summer camp. MCC funds provide art and school supplies, counselor stipends and food for camps and activities.

2. Rolling River Rampage Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God! (Cokesbury Publishing)

Take children on a whitewater rafting adventure to discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything.

and Splash Canyon God's Promise on Life's Wild Ride (Concordia Publishing House)

Discover Jesus is by our side on life's wild ride. Even in rough waters, God is in control. He saves us through Jesus, the promised Savior.

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MCC Water Projects

MCC Health Projects 

Around the world, MCC works to make sure people have access to enough clean water and sanitation with water and health projects such as:

Digging half moons in Burkina Faso to help farmers. Step into the fields of Etienne Tiendrébeogo in Yé, Burkina Faso, and you'll notice something striking – large half-moon shapes dug into the soil, adding a fanciful touch to the dirt of rural fields. The result is anything but fanciful. These half moons, combined with other new agricultural techniques Tiendrébeogo learned through the work of MCC partner Office of Development of Evangelical Churches (Office de Développement des Églises Evangélique or ODE), have changed his life. 

3. For: Hero Central (Cokesbury)

Take kids on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!

and The Action Bible VBS Jesus – The First Action Hero (David C Cook)

Get ready for an action-packed VBS where kids discover how to love, believe, trust and witness as they engage in God's big story of redemption.

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MCC Relief projects: See how MCC responds after a disaster strikes in “Hurricane Matthew: one year later” video. You can help by packing a relief, hygiene or school kit. Watch “Journey of a Kit” to see where in the world donated kits go.

Modern day heroes are MCC partners who deliver food and supplies to people living in places experiencing conflict or disaster. You can support their efforts with your gifts and prayers. Some examples are:

4. Jungle River Adventure Ride the Current to God's Perfect Plan Bogard Press

Join a canoe trip down river to learn from Apostle Paul to seek God's perfect will for their lives.

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MCC Health Projects: help build life-saving latrines. Getting medical care in Haiti is a challenge in remote communities. See the journey required to get to the hospital. Watch “Where there is no road” video. 

Around the world, MCC works to make sure people have access to enough clean water and sanitation with water and health projects such as:

Digging half moons in Burkina Faso to help farmers. Step into the fields of Etienne Tiendrébeogo in Yé, Burkina Faso, and you'll notice something striking – large half-moon shapes dug into the soil, adding a fanciful touch to the dirt of rural fields. The result is anything but fanciful. These half moons, combined with other new agricultural techniques Tiendrébeogo learned through the work of MCC partner Office of Development of Evangelical Churches (Office de Développement des Églises Evangélique or ODE), have changed his life. 

5. Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus Group (Easy VBS)

Venture onto an uncharted island where kids learn Jesus is by their side through every storm in life. (When you're lonely, when you worry, struggle, do wrong, and when you're powerless … Jesus rescues!)

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MCC Peace projects

MCC Health Projects: help build life-saving latrines. Getting medical care in Haiti is a challenge in remote communities. See the journey required to get to the hospital. Watch “Where there is no road” video.

Around the world, MCC works to make sure people have access to enough clean water and sanitation with water and health projects such as:

Digging half moons in Burkina Faso to help farmers. Step into the fields of Etienne Tiendrébeogo in Yé, Burkina Faso, and you'll notice something striking – large half-moon shapes dug into the soil, adding a fanciful touch to the dirt of rural fields. The result is anything but fanciful. These half moons, combined with other new agricultural techniques Tiendrébeogo learned through the work of MCC partner Office of Development of Evangelical Churches (Office de Développement des Églises Evangélique or ODE), have changed his life. 

 

6. Polar Blast Where Jesus' Love is Cool (Weekend)

Sled into an ice way to spend the ultimate summer weekend where kids chill with new friends and warm up to Jesus-the coolest friend of all!

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MCC Water Projects

MCC Health Projects Around the world, MCC works to make sure people have access to enough clean water and sanitation with water and health projects such as:

Digging half moons in Burkina Faso to help farmers. Step into the fields of Etienne Tiendrébeogo in Yé, Burkina Faso, and you'll notice something striking – large half-moon shapes dug into the soil, adding a fanciful touch to the dirt of rural fields. The result is anything but fanciful. These half moons, combined with other new agricultural techniques Tiendrébeogo learned through the work of MCC partner Office of Development of Evangelical Churches (Office de Développement des Églises Evangélique or ODE), have changed his life. 

7. Camp Moose on the Loose Discovering God's Forever Forgiveness (Regular Baptist Press)

Experience a camping theme complete with tents, campfires, and wildlife where kids will learn about the life of Christ as seen through the eyes of Peter. While students hike, canoe, and fish, they discover the lasting forgiveness that only Christ can give.

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MCC Peace projects – build bridges to peaceChildren and teenagers around the world learn to recognize conflict and use nonviolent ways to resolve it through peace clubs in their schools. Through stories and role plays they learn about respect, self-esteem, people who are different from them and creative ideas for responding to conflict and injustice.  Here are some examples of MCC supported peace education programs and peace clubs:

Each year, MCC also supports peace camps for children and youth. Here are some examples in:

  • Syria (video)
  • West Bank, Palestine (story and video): helping children cope with life in Aida refugee camp
  • Gaza, Palestine. Palestinian children in the Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza live with widespread poverty and violence. A local program called Shoroq wa-Amal (Sunrise and Hope) provides children with leadership training, summer camps and healthy outlets for self-expression. MCC’s partner in this program is the Culture and Free Thought Association and the program benefits some 1,200 children annually. MCC funds provide counselor stipends, food and supplies for Shoroq wa-Amal camps and activities.
  • LaosYouth learn about trust through teambuilding activities at a peacebuilding summer camp organized by Mittapab (Friendship), a group of educators and young adults who teach peace skills to their peers in Vientiane, Laos. MCC provides resources for workshops, internships and the peacebuilding summer camp.
  • Ethiopia. MCC partner Beza Community Development Association provides educational opportunities for highly vulnerable children who are HIV infected or affected, living on Entoto Mountain, Ethiopia. These opportunities include sports and game activities on Saturdays and a four-week summer camp. MCC funds provide art and school supplies, counselor stipends and food for camps and activities.

8. Game On! Gearing Up for Life's Big Game (Lifeway)

As they fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drumline, your players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook. He wants them to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another.

And Team Spirit Mega Sports Camp Salubris Resources (My Healthy Church)

Reach out to the kids in your community with a sports camp! As budding athletes build skills in soccer, basketball, or cheer leading (plus more!), they'll learn about Bible-based character traits that will help them become better players on the field and in life. This award-winning five-day summer camp, spotlights Scripture verses, biblical characters, and athletes to help kids prepare, focus, encourage, change, and influence others for Christ as members of God's A-team.

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Help other young people around the world let their light shine through opportunities to learn and play. Some examples are:

Each year, MCC also supports peace camps for children and youth. Here are some examples in:

  • Syria (video)
  • West Bank, Palestine (story and video): Helping children cope with life in Aida refugee camp
  • Gaza, Palestine. Palestinian children in the Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza live with widespread poverty and violence. A local program called Shoroq wa-Amal (Sunrise and Hope) provides children with leadership training, summer camps and healthy outlets for self-expression. MCC’s partner in this program is the Culture and Free Thought Association and the program benefits some 1,200 children annually. MCC funds provide counselor stipends, food and supplies for Shoroq wa-Amal camps and activities.
  • Laos. Youth learn about trust through teambuilding activities at a peacebuilding summer camp organized by Mittapab (Friendship), a group of educators and young adults who teach peace skills to their peers in Vientiane, Laos. MCC provides resources for workshops, internships and the peacebuilding summer camp.
  • Ethiopia. MCC partner Beza Community Development Association provides educational opportunities for highly vulnerable children who are HIV infected or affected, living on Entoto Mountain, Ethiopia. These opportunities include sports and game activities on Saturdays and a four-week summer camp. MCC funds provide art and school supplies, counselor stipends and food for camps and activities.

9. 24/7 Jesus Makes a Way Every Day! (Abingdon Press)

Jesus told stories of how God provides every hour of every day so that we might have life and live it to the fullest! Children, youth, and adults will have fun discovering five keys to living in His abundance.

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Each year, MCC also supports peace camps for children and youth. Here are some examples in:

  • Syria (video)
  • West Bank, Palestine (story and video): helping children cope with life in Aida refugee camp
  • Gaza, Palestine. Palestinian children in the Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza live with widespread poverty and violence. A local program called Shoroq wa-Amal (Sunrise and Hope) provides children with leadership training, summer camps and healthy outlets for self-expression. MCC’s partner in this program is the Culture and Free Thought Association and the program benefits some 1,200 children annually. MCC funds provide counselor stipends, food and supplies for Shoroq wa-Amal camps and activities.
  • LaosYouth learn about trust through teambuilding activities at a peacebuilding summer camp organized by Mittapab (Friendship), a group of educators and young adults who teach peace skills to their peers in Vientiane, Laos. MCC provides resources for workshops, internships and the peacebuilding summer camp.
  • Ethiopia. MCC partner Beza Community Development Association provides educational opportunities for highly vulnerable children who are HIV infected or affected, living on Entoto Mountain, Ethiopia. These opportunities include sports and game activities on Saturdays and a four-week summer camp. MCC funds provide art and school supplies, counselor stipends and food for camps and activities.

10. It Happened in Babylon (Editorial Concordia)

Currículo VBS escrito originalmente en español. Disponible en español e inglés.

VBS curriculum originally written in Spanish. Available in Spanish and English.

Meet Daniel, hear his story and experience ancient Babylon! Torn away from his homeland and forced into service of a foreign king, Daniel maintained his steadfast faith in God in a faithless culture.

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Like David, there are many children and their parents that are torn away from their homelands today. Below are some MCC projects that help support children in refugee camps and people who are coming to Canada as refugees: