CSM launches new Vacation Bible School theme after three years

By CSM Publishing

Mar 24, 2023

Churches and ministries have more reason to be excited for the upcoming school break as CSM Publishing releases its latest offering, THE GOOD PLANET: Loving God’s Creation, a creation-care material made for this year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS).

According to writer and Children’s Materials Editor Dominique Gonzaga-Sulatra, VBS The Good Planet may sound familiar, but it is a whole new teaching and learning experience. “It is different from other previous creation-themed materials from CSM because this not only teaches kids and adults to be good stewards of the environment, but to show care and compassion to people as well,” she said.

The Good Planet is CSM’s first VBS material since the pandemic-induced lockdown three years ago. It is also an opportunity for children to explore their outdoor surroundings now that health restrictions have eased.

Right from the box, VBS The Good Planet shows its commitment to taking care of the environment. Priced at P995, the Starter Set comes in a recyclable carton that is smaller and lighter than the usual VBS package to lessen shipping costs and carbon footprint. It will be available starting March 25, 2023 via CSM’s Lazada online store and at the CSM Bookcorner.

The VBS Starter Set also offers more flexible options for churches and ministries with smaller budgets and class sizes. The boxed set contains 1 Director’s Manual, 3 Teachers’ Manuals, 15 Student’s Journals, and 1 Promotional Poster. Additional journals and manuals may be purchased separately for bigger ministries and outreaches, lessening wasted resources as you only buy what you need.

Ministries and churches need to look forward to the upcoming Training Workshops, which will be held on May 20, June 3 and 17, 2023 at the CSM Building in Parañaque City. Interested participants can contact the Training Department at 8852-7301 to 04 local 110 / 0908-893-7016 / training@csm-publishing.com on Mondays to Fridays between 7AM-4PM.

VBS The Good Planet is available at CSM Publishing’s official Lazada online store and at the CSM Bookcorner, G/F CSM Building, Pascor Drive, Sto. Niño, Parañaque City. Store hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8AM-5PM. For bulk orders, send an email to order@csm-publishing.com. The Starter Sets can also be purchased at PCBS, Back to the Bible, and CLC Publishing outlets nationwide.

Marketing OIC Ella Rodelas introduces The Good Planet, CSM’s newest VBS material in three years since the onset of the pandemic, at the VBS Kickoff Event last March 21, 2023.

Editorial Manager Daffodil Dedel presents a capsule summary of The Good Planet: A message of God’s hope and redemption as revealed through creation.

The Good Planet writer Dominique Gonzaga-Sulatra shares what makes this VBS different from other creation-themed materials produced by CSM or otherwise: “It not only teaches kids and adults to be good stewards of the environment, but to show care and compassion to other people as well.”

Marketing Specialist Melou Resuena presents the contents of The Good Planet Starter Set.

The Good Planet not only has the basic Starter Set but also has accessories such as the Theme Verse Shirt and free downloadable materials such as tarpaulin backdrops to help churches and ministries make this year’s VBS a memorable, learning experience.

CSM staff portray different events of the Creation story during the VBS Kickoff Event.

CSM Vice President for Publishing Joy Solina leads a prayer of dedication for The Good Planet at the close of the Kickoff Event.

CSM staff ready to roll out The Good Planet for this year’s VBS season!