An At-Home Vacation Bible School Fun For the Entire Family!

This VBS is designed with preschoolers (age 4) to incoming 5th-grade students in mind. But, as it's a Family event, we invite all siblings and parents to participate as you can! This VBS kit is available to all families in the Grand Rapids area, whether you call Northlawn your church home or not. But register soon, as space and supplies are limited; registration closes on July 22! 

Wait. Did we mention that it's FREE?

A crew of deep-sea explorers from the Sea Exploration Agency are on a mission to explore the deepest depths of the ocean, in search of knowledge about its Creator — and you’re invited too, as a SEA agent in training! As our crew travels deeper and deeper below the surface, experience the wonders of creation, face a few challenges, and discover that knowing our Creator doesn’t require a special badge or a submarine. Our faith grows deeper when we spend time with God, spend time with others, use our gifts to serve, and share our stories of faith.

Please register for each participant in the family, including siblings and parents. The hope of this Family At-Home VBS is that all members in your household can grow closer together and closer in faith! The At-Home VBS kits will be available for pickup at Northlawn United Methodist Church (1157 Northlawn St. NE in Grand Rapids) on Sunday, July 26 from noon until 3 pm, or they can be delivered right to your house in person (deliveries only available within a 20 minute drive). Let us know how you want to receive your kit upon registration.


Parents, Check This Out!

We know that you have a lot on your plate this summer, so allow us to help ease your mind and your workload a bit by providing EVERYTHING you'll need to make this a summer favorite.

The Deep Sea VBS kits include:

  • 4 days worth of programming (45 to 90 minutes) with minor prep
  • Teaching materials, fun videos, great worship videos for the entire family
  • Instructions and supplies for fun games, activities, and crafts
  • Yummy snacks!

Do you have any thoughts, questions, or want to learn more? You can contact our church office at or Pastor Zach at