VBS 2021

VBS 2021 - Rocky Railway: Jesus' Power Pulls Us Through!


NEW!! Frequently Asked Questions - Click HERE


NEW!! Sign up for your Backyard VBS take home kits HERE!


Volunteering Opportunities - Click HERE!


Our team has been working hard to discern what God's plan is for VBS this year and we are excited to announce two different options that will allow us to share God's Word and His love in different and exciting ways!  Though we feel sad that our normal version of VBS will not be provided, we are so excited about God's VBS pandemic plan!  Here is a brief explanation of each, with additional details coming soon!  Please know that both of these options have a lot of flexibility and will still require volunteers, so please prayerfully consider signing up!

Backyard VBS - What’s better than a Jesus playdate?! And a super-flexible one at that!

  • VBS will be available online with take-home kits of supplies. Sign up for take home kits HERE.
  • You pick the time. During the day for 3 days? Once a week for 3 weeks? Evenings? Later in the summer when kids are bored?
  • Invite some friends and neighbors or do it as a family.
  • Is your gift hosting? Have it at your house!
  • Not into hosting, but want to lead? Do that!
  • Would love to get involved, but not sure how? Volunteer! 
  • Not sure WHAT is going on?! You can pray for us and all of the hearts that this needs to reach for Jesus!

There is STILL a place for YOU at VBS and we’d love to have everyone come together in an “out-of-the-box” way to share Jesus!

Summer Family Nights - Tuesdays, June 22, July 13, and August 17, 5:30-8:30 P.M.

  • Join us for a fun night out with the family at the Walled Lake Campus!
  • Food trucks available for a night off from the kitchen
  • Activities, crafts, games
  • Big “up front” speaker or event
  • VBS songs and fun included!
  • A great place to invite friends you have done or will do Backyard VBS with

More specific information will be available soon, but put the dates on your calendar to join us!


We still need your help with all of this, it is just going to look a bit different than it has before. And that’s ok! A list of some of the things we need help with: putting VBS kits together, help with making videos, trained teachers or teacher helpers for those who request it, people who are willing to host a Backyard VBS - especially for our International Friends, Thrivent members who would love to share their Action Teams for this outreach, people to help with prep or activities at Family Nights...and more! Prayerfully consider how you might be able to partner with us in this different style. 

Questions? Talk to Lisa Rohman (lisa.rohman@st-matthew.org) or Dawn Rupe (dawn.rupe@st-matthew.org)