VBS and Program Resource: Close Encounters Ministries

Close Encounters Ministries (www.cemlife.com) is a Vacation Bible School content creation group that was started by leaders in a United Methodist Church in western Pennsylvania. The group offers “a personal ministry to churches who want something unique for their church and community. Leaders telephone our home any time of the day or night and find someone to answer questions and motivate hesitant leaders to establish amazing ministries to children in their local church…Close Encounters Ministries is a Christ centered ministry dedicated to making children, youth and adult programming exciting and fun! We translate the message of God’s love through Jesus Christ into action packed, visual experiences.” (taken from https://www.cemlife.com/pages/about-us)


Review from Stacy Billiard, Healthier Congregations Task Force Member and Blank of Blank Moravian Church

Close Encounters Ministries is a “Mom & Pop” publishing company that I love to use when looking for VBS curriculum, Christmas and Easter pageant materials, and more. Their products are very reasonably priced so it’s perfect for a church on a budget. The company offers a digital download option for all products so you have your material within minutes of purchasing it. The original music is catchy and easy to learn for the children singing it and the band members playing it. And the customer service is awesome!!