Embrace the Fruits of the Spirit is a free, week-long VBS curriculum for ages 4-10 designed to help children discover the fruits of the spirit and how to apply them in their daily lives - all while exploring Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia. Each lesson contains a letter from a child that lives in the Caribbean, a story from the Bible that demonstrates a fruit of the spirit, and themed songs, games, crafts, and yummy snacks!
This curriculum, based on Global Ministries’ Caribbean Initiative, is designed to help our children see how their faith is connected to real children and real places in the world today. The daily lessons make every effort to build cultural connections throughout the week to enhance children’s understanding of the region.
We had a great time at this year's VBS! We traveled to five different Caribbean countries on the "Old Ship of Zion," designed and built by our own church members. Here's a video from our master shipwright Greg Allen: