One of the most fun aspects of any VBS theme besides the theme itself is the names and decorations of the rotation sites. When the room or area of Bible study, crafts, or missions is given a unique identity it transforms the ordinary and sparks imagination and adventure.
So many of you proposed such interesting possibilities for the theme - shipwreck, world travel, video game. I have to admit, the rotation sites for an Ireland theme could be great fun and I volunteer to personally travel to the Emerald Isle to check them out. Wish I could! Wish you could all go with me!
But as you know by now, LifeWay's VBS 2014 is Agency D3: Discover. Decide. Defend. And what a fantastic VBS it is going to be! You are going to have great fun with the rotation sites. I promise!
But what does an investigation theme mean for rotation sites and decorations. Think high-tech labs, computers and monitors (you remember all those old computer monitors stashed in the closet?), intriguing gadgets, microscopes, test tubes, lab coats, black suits, and the list goes on and on. Think Mission Impossible, CSI, Get Smart, and Men in Black. Now before you say, "What is LifeWay thinking by promoting such shows?" Take a deep breath, we are not promoting any of the shows, nor do we reference them in any of the resources. However, we know the mention of these shows might just be the best way for many of you to get a vision for what the rotation sites will look like.
So are you ready for a quick introduction? Drum roll please! And the VBS 2014 Agency D3 rotation sites are:
Worship Rally - Headquarters
Bible Study - Evidence Vault
Missions - Map Room
Snacks - Break Room
Recreation - Training Ground
Crafts - The Lab
Music - Communication Hub
Before you panic, just remember, we have never left you wanting for ideas and we're not leaving you hanging for VBS 2014.
As you read this our dream team of creative extraordinaries is hard at work creating sets that not only look awesome but are a fun re-purposing of some of the most unexpected items in your garage. They are the best at what they do because their designs and how-to instructions make YOU the best at what YOU do!
I would like to introduce you to the best styrofoam cutters in the business:
(Left to right) Keith Tyrrell, Gordon Brown, Melita Thomas, and Pam Goodwin.
Their designs will be featured in promotional videos, the VBS 2014 Catalog, and VBS 2014 Decorating Made Easy. Videos are actually being shot this week so we will be ready to share them with you soon and may even share a few photos before this day is over! Also these fab four will be at each of our Previews in January and February to personally help you transform your church into a kid's wildest fantasy of Agency D3.
Als0, our Oklahoma Wonder and friend, Mark Jones is returning with his simplified and scaled down version of the sets. Mark is truly the King of Upcycling and never creates anything new if there is something from a previous VBS that will work. Mark (the creator of Mr. Mark's Classroom) is one of our most loved Preview presenters and has already signed on to join us at Ridgecrest, Fort Worth, Nashville, and Kissimmee. (Learn more about Previews later today.)
Up next: Takin' It Home