Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the Rock Eternal – Isaiah 26:4

Backyard Bolt: VBS-2020!

COTR is excited to announce that VBS WILL BE HAPPENING this year but with one modification! Instead of bringing your kids to VBS, we’re bringing VBS to your kids! BOLT BACKYARD FAMILY VBS is a 3 day, at home, video based VBS that you can do with your kids, grandkids, care communities or neighbors this summer!  The fun begins as soon as your registration is submitted!

BOLT VBS works on your own schedule at any point this summer, and it takes about an hour to 90 minutes per day.  With minimal preparation, easy to follow instructions and a video that leads your family step-by-step through each day, BOLT is designed to bring the fun and faith-formation of VBS to your home.

Each day you’ll view a video and stop and start to interweave fun games that illustrate what it means to listen to, focus on, and follow Jesus, Bible passages, snacks, art projects and music from the band, Citizen Way.  Total screen time per day is only 25 minutes with about 1-½ hours of experiences each day.

This VBS uses a small list of common household and food items such as: square paper for origami, tape, water balloons, big sponge, plastic bins and cups, straws, Q-tips, grapes, goldfish crackers and crackers and whipped topping.

This is simple, fun Bible-based and sports themed program that is set up to allow families to experience the same in-person VBS fun at home with your family when convenient!


Don’t worry if you can’t do Backyard BOLT VBS this week, this web page will be up all summer, so no one has to miss out! You can even share it with a friend!  Even middle and high school kids will enjoy it!

Please invite your friends, relatives, associates, neighbors and your kids friends to do VBS with you at your own discretion.  These are familiar people you are comfortable social distancing within your own backyard (please follow community guidelines) or just enjoy VBS with those in your own household!  BOLT is designed for COTR families, neighbors, and grandchildren ages 5-85, but we encourage you to participate and adapt as you see fit for younger children as well.  We want all ages of families growing together in Christ!

High School Students-you can help share God’s Word AND earn summer service hours.  Host a family VBS and be a leader in your home with at least one other child besides a sibling, provide pictures of the fun and then see Linda Penney for a signature to confirm up to 6 service hours.