Go Fish VBS - Gotta Move!

Gotta Move! is a Vacation Bible School curriculum designed to give children a biblical understanding of what it means to be a Christian and walk with God. Through each lesson children will see that God provides everything we need to be close to Him. However, He does require a response - having faith means we Gotta Move!  Your church will love the fresh, innovative approach that Go Fish brings to the ministry of VBS.  Don't take our word for it, CLICK HERE to see what other churches have to say!

Day 1: His Grace, Our Obedience (Genesis 6-7)
God created us to be near to Him.  Children will see the difference in how God made man compared to every other living thing in creation. They will also look at the story of Noah in a new way and see how he walked with God even though no one else in his generation did.  Children will learn that we are only able to be close to God through His grace and the favor He gives us.  Our response should be to walk in obedience.  

Day 2: His Word, Our Commitment (Joshua 1 & 3)
On this day children will see how God showed the world His mighty power through the Israelites.  Even though they were a special group of people chosen by God, He expected them to show their commitment to Him and His Word.  Just as the Israelites were responsible to take the Word of God with them to the Promised Land, we as Christians should be committed to knowing Scripture so we have it with us wherever we go.

Day 3: His Son, Our Response (John 1)
God had provided the perfect place for Adam.  During the time of Noah, He washed away all of the sin outside of the ark.  He provided the Israelites with His Holy Word and great men of faith to lead them.  However none of these things could eliminate the power of sin.  It was only through the sacrifice of God’s Son that we could be saved from the penalty of sin forever!  Jesus gave glory and honor to God through His life, death and resurrection.  Children will learn that by walking with Jesus, they too can bring glory and honor to God.

Day 4: His Forgiveness, Our Repentance (Luke 15:11-32)
God is faithful to forgive our sins when we come to Him in repentance.  By studying the parable of the lost son, children will see the similarities between themselves and the prodigal son.  They will review the seriousness of sin, how it hurts God, and will learn about living in the freedom and joy of forgiveness.

Day 5: His Spirit, Our Trust (John 14)
God has given the Holy Spirit to those who trust in Him.  Children will hear what Scripture says about the power and promise of the Holy Spirit living in them.  As they learn the fruits of the Spirit they will learn what it means to allow the Spirit to produce fruit in their lives. The gospel will be clearly presented on this most important day.

Gotta Move! Curriculum Items

Song List

  1. Lyrics

    Gotta Move!

    Music and Lyrics by Jamison J. Statema

    © 2012 Found Free Music (ASCAP)

    Administered by Fun Attic Music 

     

    Verse 1

    Everybody get up, it’s time go

    There’s a world out there that needs to know

    We got the B-I-B-L-E

    So lift your hands up high and jump with me

    It’s the real deal

    This ain’t no show

    Yeah, we got Spirit

    Ready, set, go

    Got a race to run

    We’re pullin’ up our socks

    Eyes on the prize

    And we’re outta the blocks

     

    Chorus

    If you wanna bear fruit

    Then you’ve got to move

    Get up and get groovin’ 

    If you know the truth

    Don’t miss your chance

    Put on your shoes

    ‘Cuz if you wanna bear fruit

    Then you gotta move, move, move

     

    Verse 2

    How many people every single day

    Do we think about talkin’ to then we walk away

    What will they think? Will they make fun?

    Where will they go when their time on earth is done

    We gotta be the salt.  We gotta be the light

    We gotta get left or we gotta get right

    Tryin’ to be sensitive has got us in a mess

    Put on your armor and take one in the chest

     

    Chorus

     

    Bridge

    The gospel is the gospel

    You don’t need to sell it

    It can change the hardest heart

    But first you have to tell it

    We’ve got the truth

    It’s time to go

    We gotta stand up

    And let the whole world know

     

    Chorus

  2. Lyrics

     

    My God

    Lyrics by Jamison J. Statema

    Music by Jamison J. Statema and Darren Rust

    © 2012 Found Free Music

     

    Chorus

    My God is so big and so strong and so mighty

    There’s nothing my God cannot do

    My God is so big and so strong and so mighty

    There’s nothing my God cannot do

     

    Verse 1

    In the beginning God made everything

    God simply spoke and the world came to be

    He sent a flood and made everything new

    He parted the sea and let His people walk through

    He helped a boy bring a giant right down

    Joshua marched the walls fell to the ground

    These acts of power are worthy of praise

    But if you want to question my God and His ways

    I’ll look you in the eye and say

     

    Chorus

    My God is so big and so strong and so mighty

    There’s nothing my God cannot do

    My God is so big and so strong and so mighty

    There’s nothing my God cannot do

     

    Verse 2

    Though we are sinners He still gave us worth

    God sent His Son to live here on the earth

    He healed the sick, He made blind men see

    He let the lame walk and He set the world free

    He died on a cross and He rose from the grave

    He conquered sin, He is mighty to save

    He went to heaven and He’s coming back

    God’s Word is true but if it is attacked

    I’ll look you in the eye and say 

     

    Chorus

     

    Bridge

    God the Spirit, God the Father, God the Son

    1 plus 1 plus 1 equals 1

    God the Spirit, God the Father, God the Son

    1 plus 1 plus 1 equals 1

     

    Verse 3

    I want the world to know about my God

    I want to live so the whole world can see

    That my heart is changed, I’m forgiven and new

    If people need proof may they see it in me

    Let’s look the world in the eye, Let’s look ‘em in the eye and say

     

    Chorus

     

  3. Lyrics

     

    Glory

    Music by Jamison J. Statema & Darren Rust

    Lyrics by Jamison J. Statema

    © 2012 Found Free Music (ASCAP)

    Administered by Fun Attic Music

     

    Verse 1

    The sun is shinin’ bright

    I’m breathin’ in the air

    I got a fire in my soul

    I know that God is here

     

    Everywhere I look

    I see evidence of love

    A grace I don’t deserve

    From my Father up above

     

    Chorus

    Gonna give all the glory, give the glory to our King

    Gonna raise this roof when we start to sing

    All the way to heaven our praises will ring 

    Gonna give all the glory, give the glory to our King 

     

    Verse 2

    I lift my hands up high

    And bow my head low

    When I think about my God

    And the lengths that He would go

     

    What made me wrong

    Jesus made right

    And when I think about the cross

    I could sing all night

     

    Chorus

     

    Verse 3

    The sun is shinin’ bright

    I’m breathin’ in the air

    I got a fire in my soul

    I know that God is here

     

    Chorus

     

  4. Lyrics

     

    The Fruit Of The Spirit

    Music by Jamison J. Statema & Darren Rust

    Lyrics by Jamison J. Statema

    © 2012 Found Free Music (ASCAP)

     

    Cheerleader Intro:

    Ready OK

    Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness

    Goodness, Faithfulness too

    Gentleness and Self-Control (Hey!)

    We got Spirit how ‘bout you?

     

    Chorus

    We got the fruit (yeah, yeah)

    The fruit of the Spirit

    We got the fruit (yeah, yeah)

    This is how we live

    We got the fruit (yeah, yeah)

    The fruit of the Spirit

    The gifts that only God can give

     

    Verse 1

    It’s easy to get mad

    When things don’t your way

    It’s easy to get angry

    When you’re having a bad day

    It’s easy to be mean

    When others do you wrong

    It’s easy to complain

    When you just can’t get along

    But there’s a better way

    The Spirit can help you when you pray

     

    Chorus

     

    Verse 2

    It’s easy to be selfish

    When you need to give away

    It’s easy to run

    When you know you need to stay

    It’s easy to quit

    Instead of staying ‘til the end

    It’s easy to argue

    Instead of speaking like a friend

    There’s a better way

    The Spirit can help you when you pray

     

  5. Lyrics

     

    Praise Your Name

    Lyrics by Jamison J. Statema

    Music by Jamison J. Statema and Darren Rust

    © 2012 Found Free Music

     

    Chorus

    All I wanna do is praise Your name

    From the rising of the sun ‘til the going down of the same

    You are my God and all I wanna do is praise Your name

    I praise Your name

    We lift our voices and proclaim

    You are my God and all I wanna do is praise Your name

     

    Verse 1

    You are holy

    You are, You are my God

    You are righteous

    You are my God

    I want everything I do to bring You glory

    You are, You are my God

    You are full of grace and mercy

    You are my God

     

    And I will ever praise You

     

    Chorus

     

    Verse 2

    You are faithful

    You are, You are my God

    You are sovereign

    You are my God

    Every good thing it comes from You Lord

    You are, You are my God

    No one can compare to You

    You are my God

     

    And I will ever praise You

     

    Chorus

     

    Bridge

    When You give me much

    I will praise You

    And when You take away

    I will praise Your name

    With my last breath

    I will praise You

    For all eternity

    I will praise Your Name

     

  6. Lyrics

    Jump (Featuring DJ Pray-Z)

    Music by Jamison J. Statema & Darren Rust

    Lyrics by Jamison J. Statema & Darren Rust

    © 2012 Found Free Music (ASCAP)

    Administered by Fun Attic Music

     

    Verse 1

    Everybody gather around

    It’s time to lift God up

    And for us to get down

    Everywhere you look

    People movin’ around

    It’s hard to resist when you hear the sound

    Of our music - yeah

    Of our praises - yeah

    Of our voices -yeah

    So everybody, everybody

     

    Chorus
    Jump - Get your hands up high

    Jump - Reachin’ for the sky

    Jump - We’re gonna have a good time everybody, everybody

    Jump - Yeah we got joy

    Jump - Every girl and boy

    Yeah the beat is thumpin’

    Everybody’s jumpin’

    Come on let’s jump

     

    Verse 2

    Don’t be shy

    Bring all of your friends

    To hear that God is great

    And His love never ends

    And if you’re lookin’ for the truth

    And you know you need grace

    God’s Word is alive

    And It is here in this place

    It’s in our music - yeah

    In our praises - yeah

    In our voices - yeah

    So everybody, everybody

     

    Chorus

     

    Rap

    Everybody go crazy

    Gettin’ down with Pray Z

    Don’t be layin’ there lazy

    You can do this - watch me!

    Take a step to the right

    Bring it back with a slide

    Throw your hands up high

    Spin around we could do this all night

    Take a step back and lean

    Shakin’ to the beat like a dancin’ machine

    Stomp your feet, Make the room go thump

    Everybody get up and jump!

     

    Bridge/verse 3:

    Now grab a rope 

    Swing it around

    Gotta keep in step

    Or ya gonna fall down

    Gotta read God’s Word

    And pray, pray, pray

    Gotta keep in step

    And you’ll be on your way

     

    Turn up the music - yeah

    Lift up your praises - yeah

    Let’s hear your voices - yeah

    And everybody, everybody

     

    Chorus out

    Jump - Get your hands up high

    Jump - Reachin’ for the sky

    Jump - We’re gonna have a good time everybody, everybody

    Jump - Yeah we got joy

    Jump - Every girl and boy

    Yeah the beat is thumpin’

    Everybody’s jumpin’

    Come on let’s jump

    We are not ashamed

    Jump - Liftin’ high God’s name

    We’re gonna have a good time everybody, everybody

    Jump - I want the world to see

    Jump - Jesus set me free

    Yeah the beat is thumpin’

    Everybody’s jumping

    Come on let’s jump