2016 Olympion VBS
2016 Olympion VBS
2016 VBS Olympion

Why Choose
Olympion 2016?

Joyfully transformed lives


for Christ's glory is what VBS Reachout Adventures is all about!

In this Olympic-themed VBS, your young "Athletes""”churched and unchurched"”will engage the truths of God's Word through:



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engaging, in-depth Bible lessons captivatingly conveyed by costumed "eyewitness" Storytellers

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exciting and challenging Scripture memory drills kids are eager to participate in

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a daily, theme-related Gospel presentation the children learn step-by-step for themselves and to share

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meaningful, motivating service projects at home, in the community, and at VBS



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Olympion is a time and field-tested Vacation Bible School kids from all backgrounds truly love! You'll effectively reach your neighborhood children and inspire and disciple your own church kids, too. PLUS we offer free personal coaching at every stage of your planning and VBS week.

Let Olympion draw your church and community into an awesome VBS adventure that trains kids in God's Word and impacts them for a lifetime!


The title “Olympion” was coined by VBS Reachout exclusively for our Olympic adventure theme, and rhymes with “marathon.” It combines the concepts of marathon, champions, and the Olympic games to spur children on in pursuing training in godliness for running the Race of Faith.

Olympion is just one of four rotating adventure themes. Sign on with VBS Reachout Adventures & take the guesswork out of your VBS decision-making!

“...rich biblical theology, unusual nowadays in materials for children, and a presentation that is unsurpassed for interest and fun. Moreover, the four-year cycle of themes allows us to mix freshness with experience.”


Rev. Robert Rayburn
“I highly recommend Reachout Adventures. Their material conveys the belief that our children deserve teachers with a deep understanding of the Scripture lesson. This program proves you don't have to sacrifice in-depth Bible teaching to have a creative, fun-filled week with children!”


Mrs. Sue Jakes
“The content of the Reachout material allows us to make the Gospel attractive. Every year young lives are touched and changed. Thank you for your partnership.”


Rev. Alistair Begg
2016 VBS
VBS 2016 Olympion Bible Lessons

In-Depth Bible Lessons



Olympion's profound content is sure to inspire
the young hearts and minds of your VBS Athletes!

Exciting Rules for the Race Bible lessons challenge the children to follow Joshua's heroic example of wholehearted obedience to God. Tracking the Israelites' dramatic odyssey to the Promised Land, engaging costumed storytellers, Biblical heroes, heroines, vultures, and spies coach the Athletes with compelling "eyewitness" accounts, challenging them to full allegiance to Jesus Christ and His Word.

The Israelites Choose
to Disobey

Numbers 13 & 14

As they witness the results of disobedience in the life of Israel, the Athletes learn the significance of sin, and how truly knowing God is essential to trusting Him wholeheartedly with our lives.

The New Israelites
Choose to Obey

Joshua 1:1-11, 16-18;
3:1-5:12

The new Israelites’ example teaches the Athletes what it is to be yielded to God and His way of obedience.

Rahab's Choice
Joshua 2; 5:13-6:27


Through Rahab’s story, the Athletes learn the wonder of redemption, and how running on God's Team requires trusting and obeying Him regardless of the obstacles.

Achan's Choice
Joshua 7:1-8:29


Achan’s struggle teaches the Athletes of our ongoing battle with sin in the Race of Faith, and how repentance and faith are God’s means by which we are forgiven and restored.

Your Choice
Joshua 23-24; 8:30-35;
Deut 27-30

Every individual must respond personally to God's offer of salvation in Jesus Christ, choosing for or against God. We personally join His Team by grace through faith.

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“Christ-centered, Bible-based, doctrinally sound, and delightfully creative.
I heartily commend your materials!”


Rev. J. Ligon Duncan
“...a stellar example of scholarship with a burning heart...an excellent example of creative educational tools to advance deep spiritual truth.”


Rev. Joseph Novenson
“The eyewitness storytelling really made the Bible story come alive and focused the children's attention on the truths of God's Word.”


VBS Director Sarah Kitts
“If you're looking to dig deeper into the Bible in your VBS, Reachout Adventures is the place to go!”


Rev. James McManus
“I am impressed with how you have kept the material fresh without compromising your Biblical and Reformed commitments.”


Rev. Robert Looper
2016 VBS
VBS 2016 Olympion Bible Lessons

Challenging
Scripture Memory



In a Reachout VBS, memorizing God's Word plays a key & fun role. Your VBS kids will amaze you by how much of the Word they can hide in their hearts!

Olympion's memory work is learned in a question, answer, and verse format to aid in understanding, and is reviewed and encouraged through the exciting daily Target Practice Drill. Athletes also learn key Gospel verses from the daily "Race of Life"Â Gospel presentation, and eager memorizers can go on to learn Extra Credit Memory Verses, and the Books of the Bible.



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GRADES 1-6*
Joshua 1:7-9
I Peter 1:18-19
I Peter 3:18
The Race of Life Verses
(Gospel Presentation)
Extra Credit Memory Verses
Books of the Bible


*age-graded portions

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4's-KINDERGARTEN
Hebrews 12:1-2
The Race of Life Verses
(Gospel Presentation)
Extra Credit Memory Verses

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2's & 3's
Hebrews 12:2

“Since memory work is not as encouraged these days, our teachers and parents were surprised by the enthusiasm and ease with which even the youngest children learned their verses!”


VBS Director Nancy Myers
“I loved VBS because I learned about God in fun ways. I remember a lot of the songs and Bible verses, and I use them when I feel sad or afraid.”


Allison, Age 11
“Sound biblical instruction is never sacrificed for mere entertainment, and yet it is great fun for the kids. The Scripture memory emphasis enhances the eternal benefits of VBS.”


Rev. Chad Steenwyk
2016 VBS
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The Race of Life

Gospel Presentation



For Reachout Adventures, the Gospel is front and center! Olympion's theme-related Race of Life Gospel presentation is a key part of every Olympion day, and is learned by the Athletes—both for their own understanding and to share with others.

The Race of Life is creatively presented daily through skits
and an animated PowerPoint visual aid. It's also colorfully
illustrated and captioned in their Student Training Manual
for them to memorize, take home to parents and friends,
and remember long after VBS is over.

“This material reaches both covenant children as well as community children who come through the doors of the church for the first time.”


Dr. E. Brent Turner
“Children’s ministry is often a desert of moralism...your VBS was a much needed wellspring of Gospel truth. Helping children find their identity in the Gospel is clearly VBS Reachout’s greatest desire!”


Rev. Anthony Trussoni
“The Gospel is clear, the means of Grace are clear, the emphasis on man's chief end is clear—and it is a tremendous amount of fun for everyone. Praise God for such a valuable resource!”


Rev. Robert Looper
“This was our first year using Reachout, & we had a great VBS! The kids are so sad it’s over & everyone is already excited about next year. The Gospel presentations were awesome!”


VBS Director Laney Birch
2016 VBS
VBS 2016 Olympion Music

Music with Impact




Olympion Music CD
Our fabulous new Olympion Music CD has been written and produced by the talented Benjamin and Chelsea Peck, aka Mr & Mrs Something. This great mixture of upbeat & worshipful songs will immerse your VBS kids in the rich spiritual themes of the book of Joshua. They'll have great fun learning and singing them at Olympion, in the car to and from, and long after VBS is over!



  • Music CD's (vocal tracks) are perfect for use in training meetings and for purchase by staff and parents.
  • Leader's Music CD includes vocal and instrumental-only tracks and is included in Starter Kit and full Director Kit orders.
  • A PowerPoint presentation of song lyrics against eye-catching theme-related art is on the Artwork CD (included in all Director Kit orders, or available separately).


Select the titles below to play samples.

“I loved growing up on Reachout songs. We sang them all the time, not just at VBS. My siblings & I still remember them!”


Anna, age 21
“I loved VBS because I learned about God in fun ways. I remember a lot of the songs and Bible verses, and I use them when I feel sad or afraid.”


Allison, Age 11
2016 VBS

New For 2016

Olympion 2016

New Training Manuals

These awesome new Student Training Manuals will go the distance in engaging your VBS Athletes in both the exciting olympic adventure and the Gospel message of Olympion! Along with Reachout's solid Biblical content, they include these great new features:
  • 5-day format
  • new songs
  • all new full-color graphics (main pages)
  • heart and life application-focused worksheet questions with new eye-catching illustrations (insert pages)
Packed full of truth, these books are sure to remain among your VBS kids' keepsakes, helping them remember the spiritual lessons of Olympion for years to come. They're also the perfect avenue for getting the Word of God into unchurched homes.

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All New Music!!

Our terrific new Olympion Music CD has been produced by the talented Benjamin and Chelsea Peck, aka Mr & Mrs Something. These 7 original songs and well-loved hymn will go a long way in instilling Olympion's Biblical truths in the hearts and minds of your VBS kids. They'll have great fun learning and singing them at Olympion, in the car to and from, and long after VBS is over!

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League Banners

Draw your VBS Athletes into the great fun of an olympic adventure! These colorful, lightweight banners will lead the way and identify your Athletes with their Leagues as they parade into the Arena each morning for Opening Ceremonies.

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New Director Guide & Age-Graded Teacher Guides

These guides are all new for Olympion!
  • streamlined and user-friendly
  • 5-day format
  • expanded Director helps
  • new contest system with no recordkeeping for teachers

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Arena Mural

Let this beautiful 8.5' x 12' mural be the focal point of your Arena! It can be a terrific aid to your Maranatha Marathon Contest, or a quick and easy way to enhance your Arena's decor. Made of durable vinyl (like our Outdoor Banners), it comes complete with grommets for easy mounting. And it's re-usable for future years!

“I am impressed with how you have kept the material fresh without compromising your Biblical and Reformed commitments.”


Rev. Robert Looper
“This was our first year using Reachout, & we had a great VBS! The kids are so sad it’s over & everyone is already excited about next year. The Gospel presentations were awesome!”


VBS Director Laney Birch
“Our VBS was a huge success, and by the closing program I had numerous people asking what the theme would be next year!”


VBS Director Robbie Franks
“Christ-centered, Bible-based, doctrinally sound, and delightfully creative.
I heartily commend your materials!”


Rev. J. Ligon Duncan
2016 VBS VBS 2016 Olympion Our Format

Relationship-Friendly Format



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Teacher-student relationships grow as
  • rotation schedules allow time to get to know students
  • activity stations allow staff to specialize

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Classroom teachers DO NOT
  • teach the Bible lessons
  • give the Gospel presentation
  • lead recreation, singing, assemblies
  • serve snacks

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Classroom teachers DO
  • get to know and disciple a table of 6-8 children
  • oversee Bible lesson heart and life application worksheet completion
  • teach & listen to memory work
  • participate with their class in
    assemblies, Bible lessons

Olympion's Daily Format

VBS 2016 Olympion Format Chart - Click for larger view

“The only curriculum that really gets kids into the Bible — reading, memorizing, and doing extra activities all connected with the Word of God. Kids and parents love these programs!”


Children's Ministry Director Laurie Beavers
“Reachout is all about the children and introducing them to Jesus Christ…It's exciting and Gospel-centered...the children can’t wait to get to VBS and don’t want to leave...our dedicated volunteers say Reachout makes our VBS a success!”


Rev. Bruce O'Neil
“Our whole team loved the format and the depth of teaching involved. Also, it was wonderful how every aspect of the material, from music to crafts reinforced the Bible stories. The children and volunteers all had loads of fun with every station, but more importantly the children came to a greater understanding of the Gospel with each and every day. ”


Rev. Anthony Trussoni
2016 VBS

Lesson-Reinforcing Crafts



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Olympion's creative craft curriculum
  • presents fun, quality projects
  • helps children remember Bible lessons truths
  • provides detailed instructions & patterns (supplies not included)
  • is designed for all grade levels
  • supplements Lesson Handwork for 2's-K

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Age 4-Grade 6 Crafts


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Age 2's & 3's Crafts


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Age 4-K Lesson Handwork


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“This was by far one of the most biblically saturated and God-centered curricula we've ever used. Numerous staff expressed how much they like the depth of the lessons, and several teachers noted how they themselves were impacted as they prepared the lessons.”


Elder Taj Eaton
“Our VBS was a huge success, and by the closing program I had numerous people asking what the theme would be next year!”


VBS Director Robbie Franks

The title “Olympion” was coined by VBS Reachout exclusively for our Olympic adventure theme, and rhymes with “marathon.” It combines the concepts of marathon, champions, and the Olympic games to spur children on in pursuing training in godliness for running the Race of Faith.

Olympion is just one of four rotating adventure themes. Sign on with VBS Reachout Adventures & take the guesswork out of your VBS decision-making!


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