• Scuba Vacation Bible School

    Scuba VBS will take kids deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God. At Scuba VBS, kids will be immersed in the Word and discover what living water is really all about!


    June 24-28, 2024

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm each day

    Student registrations for VBS are currently full. 

    The waiting list is also closed as there are over

    80 students waiting for an opening. 


    Vacation Bible School is a week-long summer program for kids ages 4 to those who have completed 5th grade. The three-hour morning program is divided into "stations" where kids experience Bible stories, learn with their senses in Imagination Station, did into God's Word in Sticky Scripture, enjoy a lesson-themed snack, and play some games that also connect to what kids are learning each day.


    Parents, please read the permission document and frequently asked questions below.

    Volunteers (adults and students currently in 6th grade and older), please sign-up to serve! If you have a heart for Jesus and work well with kids, we would love to have you on our team. Even if serving directly with kids isn't your thing, don't worry, we still have a place for you! Check out the volunteer positions on the registration site using the link below and contact our Children's Ministry Director, Ruth Woltmann, with any questions.

    for Volunteers


    SCUBA VBS Frequently Asked Questions:

    Who can attend Vacation Bible School at Family of Christ?

    VBS is open to the whole community! There are no church membership or worship attendance requirements. Everyone is welcome!

    Age: Kids age 4 (on or before June 24, 2024) to those who have completed 5th grade. We are very strict on this policy as our preschool program will fill to capacity and have a waiting list. Our desire if for every child to experience the fun and learning of VBS, but we just don't have the space to accommodate students under the age of 4.

    WAITING LIST! If your child's grade or the program registration is full, you may add your name to the WAITING LIST. Please DO NOT register your child in any grade other than the grade that they are currently in (2023-2024). Preschoolers need to be in our preschool program in order for everyone to have a positive experience at VBS.

    Should I select Preschool or Kindergarten?

    Preschool includes kids ages 4 - 6 who have NOT completed Kindergarten. Please select the grade that the child is currently in when registering for VBS. 

    Who can volunteer?

    Students who have completed 6th-12th grade are welcome to volunteer as crew leaders and station assistants.

    Every effort will be made to pair our 6th grade student volunteers with a high school student or an adult to serve in an apprenticing and assisting role.

    Adults over 18 are welcome to volunteer for any role.

    How do I know which volunteer "job" I will get?

    During VBS there are countless ways to serve, but not everyone can have the same role. Volunteers work together to provide students with the very best possible VBS experience based on the unique gifts and talents that each leader has to offer. We need approximately 80 crew leaders (50 for elementary and 30 for preschool), and over 30 station leaders and assistants. The more volunteers we get, the more students that we can allow to come!

    Keep in mind when requesting a volunteer role that you are sharing your interests and willingness to serve in a particular role - it doesn't necessarily mean that's where you will serve. Our VBS Team will assign roles based on your strengths and abilities as well as the program needs.

    I want to volunteer, but I have kids under 4!

    Nursery care will be available for our volunteers who have kids 3 years old and younger. If you would like care for an infant or toddler, please complete this form: Nursery Care RequestPlease note that this form is just a request. Nursery capacity is limited by classroom space and nursery volunteer availability. 

    What's included with the registration cost?

    Registration fees include programming, supplies, and snacks for each day of Scuba VBS (June 24-28, 2024), as well as a t-shirt for each participant, and a music CD or download card for each participant family! We will make every effort to make the music CDs or download cards available before VBS begins.

    We are able to keep the cost of VBS low because almost all of the Scuba Crew VBS leaders are unpaid volunteers. Thank you for making this experience a reality for so many kids!

    How does payment work?

    Vacation Bible School has a flat fee of $40.00 per child that is registered. (No early bird/family/volunteer discounts.)  Payments can be made through PayPal (bank account or card) through the registration website or in-person (cash or check) at the church office on any Sunday before 12:00 pm or Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

    VBS payment is due by June 1, 2024. Unpaid registrations may be cancelled. 

    Can we get a refund if we can no longer attend? 

    Registration fees will be refunded upon a registration cancellation before June 1. After June 1, we cannot guarantee a refund as we may not be able to fill the student opening from the waiting list at that late date.

  • kids MINISTRY

    Our goal is to partner together to empower and equip children to be all that they are called to be. The KidZone staff and volunteers put all their energies into creating an experience that will share God's Word with the kids while encouraging them to grow in their faith walk. Equally important is our commitment to making KidZone a safe and fun place for kids.

    KidZone is a place where kids experience that God is a Great Big God, and they are each part of His Great Big Story! We love partnering with families to help kids grow in their faith walk and develop a lasting friendship with Jesus. Click on the registration link below for more details and to register. 


    As preschoolers take their first steps in their walk with God, they form core beliefs and attitudes that can shape their faith for years to come. We introduce preschoolers to who God is and what His love means to them. We strive to give preschoolers a first impression of God in such a way that it makes a lasting impression in their hearts.


    The elementary years are such an exciting time! Our kids are growing so fast and they learn more every day! They transform from being totally dependent on us as toddlers to becoming more independent little people who are thinking new thoughts and dreaming new dreams. What a perfect time to teach them about the God who made them and loves them! We want our kids to become more like Jesus through engaging in our large group lessons and making meaningful connections in our small groups.


    We ask families to stop at our registration desk where they will check in or complete a registration from and make a nametag. For your peace of mind, our volunteers are trained, screened, and ready to share Jesus' love with your child.

    Special Needs

    We love to partner with families of special needs children and will strive to find the path to learning about God’s love for all children. KidZone Buddies are one-on-one pairings within a KidZone small group for students who need accommodations because of learning disabilities, physical limitations, or behavioral struggles.

  • Children's Ministry Contacts:

    Ruth Woltmann

    Director of Children's Ministry


    763-434-7337 ext. 309

    Patti Nelson

    Administrative Assistant


    763-434-7337 ext. 303