• EAST
    1,3,5 July 2019
  • WEST
    11,12 July 2019

Registration is now CLOSED!

VBS Winter 2019

Our theme for this year is Hear the Call. A theme that is inspired by a verse in the Bible that is taken from Hebrews 4:7b that says, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts”. The aim is that through this VBS, children will come to know that God is calling them to be a part of His family. A glorious message and a wonderful privilege to be called sons and daughters by a great and magnificent God whose compassion is beyond our understanding. The curriculum is based on the backyard Bible program published by Children’s Desiring God specifically designed for kindergarten to 6th-grade children.


There are various different activities that children will do in this Vacation Bible School. Each activity is designed in such a way that is age-specific so that the children can effectively capture the message of the lesson. Click on the links below to see more detail about:

  • VBS Schedule

Templestowe Baptist Church

103-105 Andersons Creek road, Doncaster East 3109

Mon, Wed: 8.30am – 5pm

Friday: 8.30am – 6.30pm

Heathdale Christian College

175 Derrimut Road, Werribee VIC 3030

Thursday: 8.30am – 5pm

Friday: 8.30am – 6.30pm

Event organiser ​

Vacation Bible School is organised by the International Reformed Evangelical Church (IREC) Melbourne. We are a local church located in South Melbourne that is devoted to teaching God’s Word faithfully to all generations. We have been immensely blessed to have a solid children ministry team which is consisted of fully accredited, fully-equipped, committed, self-sacrificial, visionary teachers and volunteers who loves Christ and passionate in helping children to know him personally.

Only by the grace of God that we have successfully hosted and organised four Winter Vacation Bible School in the past, and it gives us great delight to be given the opportunity to do another one this year.


Collin Octaviano Oei

Participant, VBS 2018

I love going to VBS because I can learn about Jesus and His words. I enjoyed the activities, the songs and the games we played. Last year we played cat and mouse, and I was being the mouse. I also enjoyed learning about Mission Project, I learned about other countries, their culture and food (we made sushi) and how the word of God spread in those countries. I can’t wait for the next VBS!

Mr. Kien Teng

Parent, VBS 2018

All 4 of our children joined VBS last year. To my surprise, not only the teaching staff was extremely gracious and have led and able to connect to the children really well, deep valuable Christian doctrine were broken down into smaller pieces to be understood and practiced by the children, even the little ones. Obviously, they were wholeheartedly devoted to show their neighbors biblical love is possible with Triune God as the lead. I couldn’t think of any other safer place on earth that I would rather send my children to during the next VBS!

Ms. Lily Kwe

Teacher, VBS 2018

It’s been a great blessing and privilege to be able to take part in God’s work through this ministry, where we can share the truth to all children, guiding them to think spiritually and pointing them towards God and His Kingdom.
Since our initial VBS, I have constantly witnessed the children joyfully participating and engaging in the programs. The children have always managed to build lasting relationships with their teachers, group leaders and peers by the end of the day. 

Vacation Bible School 2018 Highlights

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  • East
  • Opens: 1 April 2019
  • Closes: 16 June 2019
  • West
  • Opens: 1 April 2019
  • Closes: 23 June 2019
Inge: 0481 129 906
Heni: 0491 082 129

Natalie: 0490 432 832

552 City Road, South Melbourne VIC 3205