These are the Vacation Bible School pledges that we use every day in our VBS programs: pledge to the Christian flag, pledge to the Bible, pledge to the American flag.
You can allow two of the older children who arrive on-time to VBS (on any given morning) to march in carrying the Christian flag and the American flag. Then try to choose a younger child for carrying the Bible in, as it is a very important job, too, and gives the little ones a chance to participate in the march.
(One of these days, I do plan to do a whole blog post on the VBS march!)
Watch this video for a brief overview of the purpose behind the Vacation Bible School pledges.
And here you go – the actual words of the three Vacation Bible School pledges:
Pledge to the Christian Flag
I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag,
And to the Saviour for whose kingdom it stands,
One brotherhood, uniting all mankind in service and love.
Pledge to the Bible
I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word,
And will take it as a lamp unto my feet, a Light unto my path,
And hide its word in my heart that I may not sin against God.
Pledge to the American Flag
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
And to the Republic for which it stands,
One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The Vacation Bible School pledges are great to include in your morning VBS general assembly. I really like the method I learned from my mentor, Kathy, of sandwiching each Vacation Bible School pledge between a short explanation of the pledge’s meaning and significance and a short, relevant song.
In closing, here is an image I put together that you can save to your Pinterest VBS board for reference:
Do you use (or plan to use) these three pledges in your Vacation Bible School? Have you learned any neat activities to go with them? Tell us about it in the comments! 🙂