The Bible is a special book.
It is the only book God ever wrote, it is always true & it tells us
about ourselves like no other book can.
In this program, Waldo will share & illustrate three of the reasons
we should spend time with our Bible.
Jesus is Lord (the Boss) & Savior (the only one who
can save us from our sins).
is also the best friend we will ever have.
In fact, we can learn what real friendship is all about by looking at
how Jesus treats us.
follow His example, we will always have good friends in our lives.
In this program, Waldo will present to your group three things that we need
to do for our friends (because Jesus does these three things for us).
God thinks that you & I are special!
We are so special to God that He was willing to give up His only Son
for our benefit.
But His love
there. In this program, Waldo will teach your group three things that God does for us, just because we are special to Him.
There are many people in the world that talk about
love, but really have no idea of what real love is all about.
Real love, the kind that Jesus talks about & the kind that lasts, has
nothing to do with feelings.
has everything to do with how we treat others.
In this program, Waldo will share & illustrate what real love is all about.
There are lots of good reasons to believe in God.
One of the best reasons to believe in God is because He, the Creator
of all things, believes in us.
is our biggest supporter. He loves us! And nothing can ever change that fact.
Jesus teaches us just how special we are to God, plus how we should be living
as a result, in three of his parables. In this program, Waldo will teach about those parables & how they reveal God's relationship to us.
God’s love is amazing!
No matter what we do, God continues to love us.
The problem is that sometimes we, by our actions, separate ourselves from that love. In this program, Waldo will teach your group three things that we do that can actually separate us from God so we can avoid them in the future.
We are in a war!
As soldiers fighting for God, we are constantly attacked by the
We need help.
God provides the help we need to fight this spiritual war with
That armor is
very real & very strong.
works just like the armor worn by a soldier fighting any war.
And like a soldier’s armor, spiritual armor has certain
characteristics. In this program, Waldo will teach your group the
power of spiritual armor & the importance of having it on at all times.
There are people out there who can do amazing things.
Athletes who can
run faster & jump higher than most people. Actors who can make you cry
with their words & actions. People who set world records. But as amazing
as these people are, there is One who can do truly amazing things. Jesus,
our Lord & our Savior, can do things that nobody else in the world can do. In this program, Waldo will show visualize three amazing things that only Jesus can do, then wrap everything up by presenting the entire death, burial & resurrection story in a way that will be understood by all.
When a person becomes a Christian, he or she is born
They are “spiritual
babies”, ready to begin a wonderful & exciting life serving Jesus.
And just like any baby, they have growing up to do.
How do we tell if a spiritual baby is growing?
In this program, Waldo will teach three signs of
spiritual maturity that indicate if we are
growing like we should.
Why did we have VBS?
Why do I need Jesus as my Lord & my Savior?
Why do I need to tell others about Jesus? The answer is the same for all
Because you & I need what Jesus has to offer. In this program, Waldo will share why we need Jesus, what He has to offer us & why we need to be sharing Jesus with our friends.
Powerful People of the Bible
God is many things.
He is a Creator (Genesis 1:1), a Guide (Psalm 23:2-3),
a Judge (Psalm 89:14) & a King (Psalm 103:19). He is also our Father
(1 John 3:1). Jesus teaches us three of God’s fatherly characteristics in His Sermon on the Mount found in the book of Matthew. In this program, Waldo will share with your group all about God & what a loving father He is.
loves us, cares
for us & is willing to lay down His life for us. He leads us, His
sheep, to the places we should go & does His best to keep us from going to
those places that could do us harm. He is our protector & our friend.
In this program, Waldo will deal with the caring, loving nature of Jesus, &
give reasons why we, His sheep, can trust Him.
When we become a Christian, we bring a new friend
into our lives--the Holy Spirit (Acts ).
The Holy Spirit is a wonderful addition to the life of every
Christian, both new & old.
lives inside of us 24 hours a day, which allows Him to go through everything
we are going through.
Him a very good helper. In this
program, Waldo will help your group learn all about who & what the Holy
Spirit is all about.
Lucifer (Satan, the devil, the evil one) is smart.
He is powerful.
And he is
our biggest enemy.
cool & he doesn’t care about you.
He will do everything he can to pull you down & away from God.
In this program, Waldo will teach all about Lucifer & how we can defeat this
One of the greatest heroes in the Bible is David.
He did amazing things throughout his entire life, including killing
the evil Goliath as a boy to becoming a great King as an adult.
He shows us that we can accomplish great things with God’s help.
He shows us that none of us are perfect.
And he shows us that God loves us & can forgive us, even when we mess
up big time.
We can use David, a
man whom God described as “after my own heart” as an example of how to live
our lives. In this program, Waldo will
teach your group all about David & the things we can learn from his
Air. You can't see it, but you know it's there. It keeps us
alive. It controls the weather. It holds everything in this world together
with its' power. And it makes for some really cool toys! In this program,
Professor Steve teaches some of the scientific principals of air & air pressure.
Your group will have a great time learning about air, the creativity of God &
the mysteries of the toys they play with every day.
Water & fire. Both have confused man from the very beginning.
How can the same water that we drink also exist in a form so strong that you can
walk on it, & then change into another form so hot that you can't put your hand in it
without burning it. And fire--it's not alive, but it moves & grows like it is.
In this program, Professor Steve will show the creativity of God as he examines & demonstrates the different
properties of both water & fire, culminating in a grand finale complete with sparks,
fire balls & confetti (presented in a completely safe manner). One very cool,
yet totally hot show!
Light is amazing!
It is extremely fast (186,000 miles per second), it is made up of many
colors (not just white) & it allows us to see the wonderful world around us.
It is a good thing--the Bible always refers to light in a positive way.
Jesus calls us the “light of the world” (Matthew
In fact, the Bible even says that “God is light” (I John 1:5).
And it is important to God: He spent two days working with it In
this program, Professor Steve explores the world of light, rainbows, prisms &
lasers, all combined with music, resulting in one truly awesome & exciting
program. Thirteen different lasers, five different lighting effects, fog
machines & the dreaded disco ball. Outta Sight!
Our bodies are amazing!
They are a wonderful combination of muscles, organs
&systems that work both separately & in conjunction with one another. God has given us a great gift in our bodies. It is sad when we do things to our bodies that hurt them, slow them down or even destroy them. In this program, Professor Steve explores the world of biology & demonstrates what things like smoking, drinking, drugs & junk food do to our bodies. Your kids will not just hear about the dangers & effects of harmful substances--they will actually see the gross results.
Food is amazing!
Every time you walk into the kitchen (the place where food lives), you
are entering a world of science.
Kitchens are laboratories, filled with chemicals, measuring devices & things
just waiting to be experimented with.
God could have made food boring & one-dimensional. Instead He made it filled with color, taste & aroma. It shows the creativity of God. In this program, Professor Steve teaches the science of air pressure, friction & electricity, using things that you find in the kitchen. You will witness amazing things, including the power of alka-seltzer rockets & the awesomeness of FrankenPickle. Bring your appetites (for knowledge) & feed your brain on what the Professor is serving up.
Our Five Amazing Senses
There are powerful forces at work all around us every
moment of every day.
can’t be seen, but they can definitely be felt as they push & pull us around.
The earth, the universe & all of us living on this planet exist because
of these “unseen forces”.
We love our soda pop!
The average American drinks over 50 gallons (577 cans) of soda a year.
That means that we are consuming over 50 pounds of sugar a year, which in
turn produces about 25 pounds of weight gain each year.
Soft drinks are the biggest source of calories in the American diet
(which contributes to the fact that two out of three of us are overweight or
Soft drinks are a big part of our lives & our diets, so lets embrace them & learn about science from them. In this program, Professor Steve uses full cans, empty cans, & the liquid contained within the cans, to learn about air pressure, our health, burping, buoyancy & reactions. Drink in amazing demonstrations such as the "Incredible Can Crush" & the Magnificent "Mentos Fountain". Cheers!
It has been said that “seeing is believing”.
Actually, that statement is incorrect.
Because of the way our eyes & brain are made & constructed, we can’t
always trust our eyes.
The world is
full of things that are not what they seem.
Jesus knew this. He spoke repeatedly about not totally trusting what you see. He told us in Matthew 24:24 that “false Christs & false prophets will arise & show great signs & wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect”. God gave us five senses so we wouldn’t have to trust totally in just one.
In this program, Professor Steve combines his favorite optical illusions with some of his favorite magic tricks. The result is a very fun & interactive way of learning about how & why optical illusions work. You will rub your eyes in disbelief as you witness an audience member getting a sword pushed through their head, Professor Steve's head inflating & deflating like a balloon & other seemingly impossible sights. Seeing is not always believing!
Yes, smells. Good smells coming from the food venders. Bad smells coming from the elephants. The smell of victory! The smell of fear! All mixed together to form the smell of the circus.
In this show, your group will watch in amazement as Professor Steve uses science to explain how things in the circus are possible. Cringe as Professor Steve sits on the dreaded stool of nails! Salivate as Professor Steve explains the chemistry of cotton candy! Laugh as Professor Steve teaches about clowns & the mathematics of juggling! And cheer as Professor Steve uses science to walk across a 10' tightrope.
Our sense of hearing is one of the most important
senses we possess.
We rely on the
ears God gave us every moment of every day to help keep us safe, for
communicating with others & for the enjoyment of things like music, movies &
But our sense of hearing
is also the most delicate of all the senses.
We can do irreparable
harm to our ears if we aren’t careful (watch those iPod volume settings!).
In this program, Professor Steve establishes the fact that "sound = vibration" (both at the point of origin & then in our heads), then proceeds to cause a multitude of things to vibrate & bring forth sound. Put your fingers in your ears as we fill the air with sounds from vibrating glasses, metal rods, guitar strings, steel pipes, etc., & then push sound to the max as we shatter a wine glass. You heard me!
Thank you so much for bringing "Professor Steve's Amazing World of Science" to our Vacation Bible School this year. Everyone--children, youth & adults--enjoyed & appreciated your program. The message that you conveyed about the essential harmony between science & faith in God the Creator is a very important one. It is obvious that you have put a great deal of time & thought into your presentations, & the fact that you do your program in an entertaining way helps to reinforce the lessons. You helped us do Vacation Bible School in a new & creative way that especially reached out to the children of our community. We had more new faces at this year's Bible School than we have seen in several years. Clearly, there is an evangelistic benefit to this approach.
I want to personally thank you for your help with the preparations & for the materials that you made available to us. It was a blessing to have you with us, & I pray that God will continue to use you to His glory in this unique ministry.
Springport Christian Church . . . Springport, Indiana