Backstage with the Bible - A "Go Fish Guys" Bible School Program
The Best VBS I've seen in 30 Years
Are you looking for your next Vacation Bible School Curriculum? If so, look no further (actually, you will have to click a link below, because I'm not selling this. I just love it so much, I want to tell the world.) Backstage with the Bible is the absolute best VBS program we've ever used. In fact, we liked it so much, that in September of 2010 we pre-ordered "Kickin' it Old School" (Go Fish's NEXT VBS release) to be sure we'd have it for the Summer of 2011.
I've been a fan of "The Go Fish Guys" for a few years now, but this unexpected treat from them put me at the top of their fan club. What? You've never heard of "The Go Fish Guys"?!?! Well, then keep reading and click on some links below. And if you're a fan, be sure to leave your thoughts below so others will discover how blessed we are to have them writing songs (and now curriculum) for Jesus!
During the Summer, more than 100 people a week drop by this page to get more information about "The Go Fish Guys" Bible School Curriculum, "Backstage with the Bible." in 2010, at least 58 people e-mailed me to get our game ideas! I'm excited that so many churches are using and considering this fabulous program. Sycamore Tree Church used this material in 2009. Our kids, VBS staff and all of our volunteers fell in love with it. One young man asked if we'd be using the same music in 2010, he loved it so much last year. Fortunately, he's in for a treat in 2011, because The Go Fish Guys are BACK in 2011 with "Kickin it Old School." Keep scrolling to find out how you can order this curriculum (yep, it's ready now!! We have ours already)
Who are the Go Fish Guys?
"The Go Fish Guys" have some of the tightest harmony and catchiest songs I've heard in years. They write and play for the younger crowd, but not only do they live up to their motto, "To create kids music that won't drive parents bonkers," they exceed it. Go Fish brings accapello music to a whole new level.
As if that wasn't enough, in 2009 they created thieir own Vacation Bible School Curricullum that focuses a bit more on scripture and the plan of salvation than most, plus has music and music videos that are unsurpassed by any VBS program I've found in my history of working with them.
I encourage you to follow the links you'll find below, get to know the "Go Fish Guys" and take a moment to enjoy their music. You'll be glad you did!
The Top Six Reasons "Backstage With the Bible" is the BEST Bible School Ever!
- Absolutely AMAZING Music with great Music Videos.
- Easy to use manuals and easy to prepare for curriculum
- The kids love it. They invite their friends. Even the 10-12 year olds are singing, dancing and bringing friends.
- The message is clear - Every one is created special, but no matter how special we are, we can't manage to obey God's rules. So, God sent His Son to die on a cross so we can be saved by grace and then go tell others about His marvelous gift.
- The Rock Concert theme allows for an easy transformation of your church into a backstage pass concert event!
- months later the kids are still asking to sing Go Fish songs in worship!
What's available with this VBS?
Just about everything you need comes with this package
- Promoters Manual (for the VBS Director)
- Music Book (with all the notes and chords)
- Concert/Encore Overview with a great skit for each day
- Catering Manual (aka snacks)
- Set Design Manual (aka crafts)
- Bible Story Guide
- CD with all the songs
- DVD with music videos for all the songs, choreography, an opening concert and closing encore for each day, extra stuff from "The Go Fish Guys"
- CD-ROM with templates for all the crafts
- Access to all the materials online
Go Fish Guys Music - at Amazon
I think you'll really enjoy the music this trio (and now in 2013, duo) puts out! Upbeat, fun and wholesome, you'll be tapping your toes in no time!
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Go Fish Guys' THIRD VBS
In 2013 Sycamore Tree Church hosted their third Go Fish Guys VBS. Gotta Move has a Great Message, just like the first two Go Fish Guys offerings. I love to LISTEN to the music, the songs are great, but not tremendous for kids to sing. The words move too fast, and there are too many words for kids to learn in just five days.
The Memory Verses for each day we found a bit long or less than useful for a child to have in their brain for future recall. For instance, the first day is Genesis 6:9: "Noah was a righteous man and walked with God." Obviously, it's a great verse, and this one isn't too long, but when these kids hit high school, will this verse be one that helps them through the tough times? (And you'll be amazed at what kids recall later in life)
We were also a bit distressed that the fruit of the Spirit, which was a theme in the music and the skits, was not included in any of the lessons. It just didn't tie together as well as the "Backstage" lessons.
We felt the Go Fish Guys "Gotta Move" was the best option for our church this year, but perhaps they set the bar too high with "Backstage . . ." because as with "Kickin' it" I'm a bit disappointed.
But not too disappointed to send you to the Go Fish Guys Site to order this curriculum!
At Sycamore Tree Church we hung about 100 old CD's from the ceiling in our game area. If you're interested in the games we used to go with the lessons, just e-mail me I'd be happy to share.
Our Craft area had old VBS backdrops as well as our VBS Director's (professional photographer) Photo backdrops. We added some paint cans and a few extra monitors that our worship leader had laying around at home.
We turned the Bible Story area into a "dressing room." Someone had wigs and allowed us to put them all over the room. We moved a couch into the room as well as a coat rack where we hung old dance costumes, some prom gowns and suit jackets. Feather boas hung from every possible place and we put a big yellow star on the door.
The sanctuary (Our Concert Area) lost 1/2 of it's light bulbs to black lights, and all the windows were covered so we could control the lighting (we have a 100 year old sanctuary with phenomenal stained glass windows). Two DJ's allowed us to borrow some lights that move to the bass, so we had lighting flying all over the sanctuary.
Our kids loved every moment of it. We closed with a prayer for salvation. This Bible School program is the best I've ever seen . . . yep, the BEST EVER!