Thank you so much for showing interest in serving as a Pathmaker for VBS!
Once you complete the interest form below, one of our First Kids staff members will reach out to you on next steps to get plugged in to serve with VBS and help us start the party!
Let’s celebrate the Good News!
This summer at VBS, we are going on an epic adventure to learn to follow Jesus here, there, and everywhere! We'll learn to DO what Jesus says, BELIEVE who Jesus is, LOVE who Jesus loves, and SHARE what Jesus did. We can't wait for you to come with us on June 17–20 from 9a to 12p — registration opens Jan 14, 2024!
What is Start the Party?
A day camp type experience full of lots of fun, excitement, and Jesus! It is from June 17–20 from 9a to 12p
How much does it cost to attend Start the Party?
It’s FREE! You can purchase a t-shirt for your child when you register for $10 if you would like to.
Can I attend VBS with my child?
No, though you may sign up to volunteer if you are a member of Houston’s First Baptist Church.
What should my child bring with them?
A Bible, a pen, a notebook, and a labeled reusable water bottle. In addition, a tote bag or small backpack would be helpful for your child to keep up with their personal items.
Will my child need to bring money for food or merchandise?
No. There will not be anything available to purchase on site.
Can my child bring their tablet/game system/etc?
No. Please refrain from bringing electronic devices.
What should my child wear?
Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes that can be played in, and sneakers or sandals made for playing in (no flip-flops, please).
Will you provide snacks and drinks for my child while they are attending Start the Party VBS?
Yes! Drinks and nut-free snacks are provided. Please send your child with a reusable water bottle, as well.
Will you feed my child lunch while they are attending Start the Party VBS?
No, we will not eat lunch at VBS. We will have snacks though!
Can my child bring their own food?
Please do not bring your own food unless you have special dietary needs.
Have the staff and volunteers been vetted and passed a background check?
Yes, all staff and volunteers who work in close contact with minors at Houston’s First Baptist Church must be vetted and pass a background check.
How do I check my child into VBS?
Check-in tables will be at the front entrance of the church on the first day. We’ll give you instructions from there.
Can my child’s grandma/friend/uncle/etc. check them out of VBS?
Yes, however, the person picking up the child must have the child's pick up card or a photo of the pick-up card. The number on the card must match the ID number on the child's wristband. Every child will receive a new, unique ID number each day of VBS.