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"The Greatest Show on Heaven & Earth" VBS

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!  CHILDREN OF ALL AGES!  You say you are looking for a great Vacation Bible School program that the kids will be drawn to like flies to cotton candy?  Then check out "The Greatest Show on Heaven & Earth", an exciting & action-packed program featuring the ministry of Waldo the Clown.  Kids of all ages will have a great time learning about Jesus & the Bible through Waldo's use of juggling, balloon sculpturing, illusions, & amazing feats of clowning skill.  And, because every teaching is visualized, the kids will remember the lessons long after VBS week is over.  At "The Greatest Show on Heaven & Earth," Jesus is always the main attraction.

clown icon.gif (1163 bytes)Exciting, high-content & age appropriate lessons.

red tent icon.gif (1032 bytes)An overall theme that draws in both church & non-church kids.

juggler iconThree exciting weeks to choose from: "Bible Basics", "God's Love" & "Powerful People of the Bible"

seal iconAllows you to offer a VBS program that nobody else in your town is using. 

ringmaster icon.gif (993 bytes)Waldo is with you the entire week & teaches the lessons each day through a big, fun & exciting show, filled with juggling, balloon sculpturing, illusions & amazing feats of clowning skill.  Your teachers serve to reinforce what was already presented. 

wagon.gif (1074 bytes)Works equally well for both large churches with many volunteer workers & small churches with few workers.

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PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

Bible Basics

Day 1 = All About the Bible - 2 Timothy 3:16
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.

Day 2 = Jesus, Our Very Best Friend - John 15:15
Jesus is Lord (the Boss) & Savior (the only one who can save us from our sins).  He 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.  If we 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).   

Day 3 = God Thinks You’re Special! - John 3:16
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 doesn't stop there.  In this program, Waldo will teach your group three things that God does for us, just because we are special to Him.

Day 4 = Love - John 13:34-35
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.  It has everything to do with how we treat others.  In this program, Waldo will share & illustrate what real love is all about.

Day 5 = God Believes In Us! - Romans 5:6-8
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.  God 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

Day 1 = The Love of God - Romans 8:38-39
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.

Day 2 = The Armor of God - Ephesians 6:11
We are in a war!  As soldiers fighting for God, we are constantly attacked by the Devil.  We need help.  God provides the help we need to fight this spiritual war with spiritual armor.  That armor is very real & very strong.  It 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.

Day 3 = Stuff Only Jesus Can Do - John 14:6
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.

Day 4 = Growing As a Christian - I Peter 2:2
When a person becomes a Christian, he or she is born again.  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. 

Day 5 = Why Do We Need Jesus? - John 6:35
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 three questions.  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 

Day 1 = God, Our Father - Matthew 6:9
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.

Day 2 = Jesus, Our Shepherd - John 10:11
Jesus 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. 

Day 3 = The Holy Spirit, Our Helper - John 14:15-16
When we become a Christian, we bring a new friend into our lives--the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38).  The Holy Spirit is a wonderful addition to the life of every Christian, both new & old.  He lives inside of us 24 hours a day, which allows Him to go through everything we are going through.  That makes Him a very good helper.  In this program, Waldo will help your group learn all about who & what the Holy Spirit is all about.      

Day 4 = Lucifer, Our Enemy - I Peter 5:8-9
Lucifer (Satan, the devil, the evil one) is smart.  He is powerful.  And he is our biggest enemy.  Lucifer isn’t 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 powerful enemy.   

Day 5 = David, Our Example - Acts 13:22
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 life.


"The Greatest Show on Heaven & Earth" is out of this world!  We at Maple Avenue Christian Church have been overjoyed to have the opportunity to work with Waldo the Clown for the last two years during our Vacation Bible School program.  Waldo provides a quality program, suited for all ages that puts the right focus right where it should be...on God.

Waldo's focus is not to be center stage & be in the spotlight, but to effectively communicate the Gospel message in ways that even the youngest child can understand & retain.  There are, of course, the fun moments packed with juggling, amazing tricks & other clown junk, but nothing ever takes away from the central message of the week.  Even our youngest attendees couldn't stop talking about what Waldo taught them.

Waldo's ministry is also a great way to take some of the load off of your VBS director(s).  All the information that you need is provided well in advance from lesson plans to snack & decor suggestions.  This ministry not only blesses your children, but your volunteers as well by letting them enjoy the program at the same time.

We at MACC highly recommend "The Greatest Show on Heaven & Earth" for your Vacation Bible School program, no matter what your size.  You will laugh, you will be amazed & most importantly your children will be blessed.

Maple Avenue Christian Church . . . Macomb, Illinois

For more information, prices & available dates, contact Waldo the Clown.

Waldo VBS

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Professor Steve's Super Science Spectacular

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Get ready for one of the greatest weeks of Vacation Bible School you will ever experience!  Professor Steve's Super Science Spectacular will allow your kids to come to VBS each day & be taught through the use of amazing science experiments & demonstrations.  They will have fun, see incredible things, learn a lot about science & discover how God is in the center of it all.

molecule.gif (1128 bytes)Exciting, high-content & age appropriate lessons.

labware icon.gif (1163 bytes)An overall theme that draws in both church & non-church kids.

telescope iconTwo exciting weeks to choose from: "God's Amazing Creation" & "Our Five Amazing Senses".

  test tubes iconAllows you to offer a VBS program that nobody else in your town is using. 

brain.gif (305 bytes)Professor Steve is with you the entire week & teaches the lessons each day through a big, fun & exciting show, filled with humor, interaction & some of the most amazing science demonstrations you have ever seen.  Your teachers serve to reinforce what was already presented. 

lightning bolt.gif (779 bytes)Works equally well for both large churches with many volunteer workers & small churches with few workers.

earth.gif (1202 bytes)Everything needed for a great week of science is provided, including music, lesson plans, youth worksheets, decorating ideas, clipart, snack ideas, craft ideas, & detailed checklists (to ensure that nothing is left undone).

magnifying glass.gif (398 bytes)Priced affordably for churches of every size.

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

God's Amazing Creation

Day 1 = “Professor Steve’s Amazing Air Show” - Genesis 1:6-8
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.

Day 2 = “Professor Steve’s Wild Water & Fantastic Fire Show” - Genesis 1:9-10
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!

Day 3 = “Professor Steve’s Outta Sight Light Show” - Genesis 1:14-19; 1:3-5
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 5:14-16).  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!

Day 4 = “Professor Steve’s Reasons to Say No Show” - Genesis 1:26-27
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.

Day 5 = “Professor Steve’s Crazy Kitchen Laboratory Show” - Genesis 1:29-30
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

Day 1 = “Professor Steve’s Unseen Forces Show” (Touch) - Psalm 104:31-32
There are powerful forces at work all around us every moment of every day.  These forces 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”.

God is smart God is powerful & God is creative.  The unseen forces He created keep the planets aligned & in their place.  Unseen forces hold us on an earth that is spinning at approximately 800 miles per hour & keep us from flying off into space.  In this program, Professor Steve deals with the unseen forces that control us & the world around us such as air pressure, gravity, inertia & centripetal force.  You have felt their power--now learn what they are all about.

Day 2 = “Prof. Steve’s Super Sweet Soda Pop Show” (Taste) - Psalm 119:103
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 obese).

   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!

Day 3 = “Professor Steve’s Optical Illusion Show” (Sight) - Psalm 19:14
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!

Day 4 = “Professor Steve’s Science of the Circus Show” (Smell) - 2 Cor. 2:14
The Circus!  What an amazing place!  Just hearing the word Circus brings to mind images of fun & excitement & acts of death-defying skill.  From the moment you enter the tent or the arena, all five senses are stimulated with amazing sounds, sights & smells.  Smells, you ask?   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.

Day 5 = “Prof. Steve’s Super Sonic Sound Show” (Hearing) - Matthew 7:24
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 & television.  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!).

The Bible talks more about using our ears than it does any other sense (for example, Proverbs 12:15; Matthew 7:24; Mark 4:20; John 5:24; James 1:19; Rev. 1:3).  With that much emphasis on listening & hearing, it is important to understand what sound is all about.  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

 For more information, prices & available dates, contact Professor Steve.

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Professor Steve's Amazing World of Science
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