CSM releases first-ever basketball-themed VBS, Crossover


Jan 21, 2020

Church Strengthening Ministry, Inc. releases its first-ever basketball-themed VBSfor boys and girls this 2020 entitled Crossover: Champions for Jesus. VBS Crossover is the product of the partnership between CSM and Crossover World headed by its director Ptr. Romy Capuli (also the current PCEC Sports Commissioner) in the hopes of reaching out to more churches, barangays across the country, and even communities abroad by sharing the gospel using the sport that Filipinos dearly love, basketball.

CSM team with Ptr. Romy and Kaye Capuli(4th and 5th in photo) with CSM’s President and CEO Abner Lacson holding the Crossover basketball


CSMI formally launched VBS Crossover through the yearly VBS Kick Off which was held last January 20 where the staff and volunteers learned about the theme as well as its package contents and accessories. And since it’s a basketball-themed VBS, what made it more fun is that they were able to experience activities lifted from the VBS Crossover Teacher’s Manual! The CSM team was reminded about the importance of doing Vacation Bible School as a tool to share the gospel to the younger generation.

VBS writer Dominique Gonzaga-Sulatra shares about the VBS Crossover theme


CSM staff does simple warm up exercises


Over and Under is a warm up activity in Game 3 of VBS Crossover for the kids to learn about “passing” which is an important skill in basketball.


Free throw shots


CSM staff doing the Crossover dribbling technique


The material

The VBS Crossover is conveniently packaged in one complete set containing 50 Student’s Journals (full-color, good for ages 4-12); 3 Teacher’s Manuals, 1 Director’s Manual, 250 attendance stickers, 50 name tags, and 1 VBS poster. This includes lots of downloadable materials (including the teaching pictures, Follow Through Lessons designed as Sunday school follow up lessons, VBS Crossover music, action song videos, invitations, tarpaulins, and more). These resources are all you need to make an inviting VBS for the kids and youth. These are accessible via www.csm-publishing.org/vbscrossover. The VBS package costs P2,775. Other resources available for sale are Crossover T-shirt, flags, ribbons, medals, certificates, stress balls, and the Crossover ball. Learn more.



As this basketball-themed VBS promises to also draw the interest of the youth, CSM has made available the VBS Crossover Youth Lessons Booklet. It is a manual designed to teach students ages 13-15 with complete basketball activities, insightful discussions, and other creative activities! The Youth Lessons Booklet costs P200. The VBS package and the youth lessons are both available in English and Conversational Tagalog. Available for purchase at CSM Bookcorner, PCBS, other Christian bookstores nationwide and online via CSM Publishing’s store in Lazada and Shopee.


VBS Workshops

Churches are encouraged to be more intentional in conducting their VBS by attending our scheduled VBS workshops featuring Crossover: Champions for Jesus.

The workshop features a plenary talk on Basketball Evangelism and Reaching the 4-14 Window; how to conduct a VBS worship rally; how to share the gospel using just a basketball; procedures in planning, recruitment of VBS team, evaluation, and others; and breakout sessions on how to direct VBS Crossover and how to teach it to different age groups (Beginners, Children 1, Children 2, Youth).

It is recommended for churches to send 5 (or more) participants to attend the different breakout sessions mentioned above. Here’s a bonus: your church gets a FREE Crossover basketball when your egister (and pay) a minimum of 5 members two weeks before the seminar!


VBS workshops that will be held at CSM will be on February 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4 at CSM Building, Pascor Drive, Sto. Niño, Parañaque City. CSM’s registration rate is P300. Early bird promo is P250 until February 14, 2020. We also have other available dates and venues in partnership with PCBS and churches nationwide. Find a schedule that fits you and venue near you by visiting this link: VBS Workshop Schedule.

Let the games begin with #VBSCrossover. Be #ChampionsforJesus!