As the coronavirus crisis continues Vacation Bible School may take a different form for some Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist churches again this year.

After the coronavirus crisis unfolded in 2020 Vacation Bible School in KNCSB churches included virtual VBS with videos aired on YouTube, backyard and church parking lot VBS and one-day events as well as traditional VBS.

Regardless of the form it takes VBS remains one of the most popular church programs in the United States, LifeWay Research shows. Six in 10 Americans say they went to VBS growing up, and 95 percent of parents with a child who attended VBS say it provided a positive experience.

VBS continues to be a major outreach and discipling event for churches.

If your church is using “Concrete & Cranes,” the 2020 LifeWay VBS curriculum, find more information at

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the KNCSB PowerUp Vacation Bible School clinic became a virtual event this year.

Find training videos on the PowerUp Vacation Bible School KNCSB Facebook page at

“Destination Dig” is the 2021 Vacation Bible School theme from LifeWay Christian Resources. Find resources at

Kids will head to archaeological sites in present-day Israel to learn the truth about who Jesus is and why He came. They will discover the truth of the theme verse Jeremiah 29:13: “You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all of your heart.”

Famous artifacts and historical finds — including pottery jars holding the Qumran scrolls, the Pool of Siloam, Caiaphas’ steps and a first-century rolling gravestone — will help children visualize biblical events such as Jesus’ birth, miracles, betrayal, death, resurrection, and the spread of the early church.

The motto of “Destination Dig” is “Seek Truth! Find Jesus!”

Daily themes are:

  • Jesus came as God promised.
  • Jesus demonstrated God’s power.
  • Jesus was betrayed and rejected.
  • Jesus died and rose again.
  • The Bible is true.

Rotation sites are:

  • Worship Rally Dig Site
  • Bible Study Tent
  • Artifact Crafts
  • Mess Tent Snacks
  • Recreations Ruins
  • Missions Market
  • Desert Cave Music

This story includes Baptist Press reports.