Pax Domini Press – VBS Programs

Pax Domini has some great stuff for VBS and other programs at church. We encourage you to check them out.


Pax Domini Press – VBS Programs

Should VBS present Jesus as a cartoon character based on last year’s Hollywood trends? Recent evidence suggests that presenting Jesus in this way is one of the reasons why so many young people leave the Christian faith in their 20’s. Christianity becomes something they grow out of.

At Pax Domini Press, our motto is “Giving children something to grow into…not out of.” Our materials have all the elements of a traditional VBS, but we are not ashamed to present the richness of the Christian Gospel in our materials, artwork, worship, and crafts.

Check out one of our seven VBS programs. Crafts and workbooks can also be ordered through Pax Domini’s website.

A New Song

According to the Scriptures

Fervent Love for One Another

Five Words of Understanding

I Am

In the Name

Lord, Have Mercy
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About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

Norm has been involved behind the scenes in many of the "go-to" websites for Lutherans going back many years.


Pax Domini Press – VBS Programs — 8 Comments

  1. Looks like excellent materials! I am going to make every effort to see them used at my church’s VBS this summer.

    The one VBS that I took anything away from when I was a kid was taught by our pastor’s wife, and focused on Paul’s missionary journeys and some of the minor prophets in the Old Testament. I don’t remember anything specific from any of the others, and I was there for every VBS from the year I was old enough to the time I got out of middle school. Granted, it was at a Baptist church and I got a good dose of decision theology too, but I took away Scriptural facts that I remember to this day. I don’t remember any of the “fun” songs or silly games we played the other years.

  2. In something I recently ordered from them, CPH included a brochure for a VBS program for this summer with a jungle theme. The brochure has a cartoon gorilla on the front. Then I got an email message from them about this same program.

    I replied to the email asking why they couldn’t have created a program with a Scriptural theme. The Bible is SO rich in thematic material! The excellent VBS programs available from PDP are the perfect example. My congregation has used them in the past. I don’t know yet what we will be using this summer. I see a couple of them that we have not used yet that I would certainly favor.

  3. I should say that the two that we have used since I have been working with VBS are the “I Am” program and “FISH” program. Both very good.

  4. We use the Pax Domini Sunday School curriculum on the Divine Service. I highly recommend this curriculum. This is not a knock against CPH and their Sunday School program. We have a very small Sunday School and this fits our congregation’s need.

  5. I’ve been the preschool music director for my church’s VBS for the past two years (it’s not anything really big, I just rotate around to six classrooms and teach them songs). We often do the cartoonish sorts of VBS, some of which give me pause. Still, when I read the sample materials for the Pax Domini VBS programs, I was actually a little shocked. Maybe I’m wrong, but they seem really advanced. Maybe I’m ridiculous, but I actually laughed when I read the order of chapel Pax Domini provides. I can’t imagine four-year-olds even being able to say the Gloria Patri, much less understand it. I realize that children have to grow into the liturgy, but without their parents there to help, how will they know how to say the Apostles’ Creed? We have a lot of unchurched kids at our VBS; I doubt their parents could say the Apostles’ Creed either. There is a point where you can dumb down doctrine to the point where it is not there anymore. But there is also a point that sometimes things have to be simplified (but not trivialized) for the younger ones.

    Maybe I’m really underestimating just what VBS kids are capable of understanding. If so, could someone tell me how?

  6. How wonderful if the VBS materials from CPH were more like this! Will I live to see the day? Four year olds can learn a LOT more than we think they can! They probably understand a lot more than we think also. Which of us understands the Gloria Patri? Maybe when I get to heaven I will – but what matters then?

  7. Does anyone know if this organization is still around and making VBS materials? When I go to their website, none of the links work, there is only pics on the front page for VBS stuff, and then there’s this ominous “payday loan” link in the first paragraph of their “How does Pax Domini Press Work” paragraph

    Any updates would be great (and I did try contacting them through their website once too and never got a response).

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