And it Begins...Impossible Clues!

20140114-075705.jpgThis is one of my favorite days of the year! It’s like Christmas morning for a six year old. A true kid in a candy store experience! This is a true Whoo-hoo moment!

Hopefully by now you can tell I’m just a little excited about the theme reveal for VBS 2015. Actually, a whole lot excited! It is one of LifeWay’s best themes yet!

Once again our marketing team and the folks at SEVEN7HSTORY Productions have hit it out of the park with the clues. I’ve seen them all, know the theme, and still couldn’t figure them out.

But of course I’m sure you will have no trouble following the clues. Don’t forget that the answer each day can typically be found in the smallest details.

So without further delay here is the first clue.


Think you know the theme? Share your guess in the comments section.  Then sign up in the box below to be entered to win a VBS 2015 Jump Start Kit, Preschool Starter Kit, and Kids Starter Kit! Five winners will be announced during the theme reveal blog party on June 2.

Make sure to check back each day for a new set of clues leading up to the big reveal. Save the date and bookmark this page to join us at 1:00 PM (CST) Monday, June 2 for the live theme reveal!

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  1. Calyssa says

    I think it could be some kind of mystery around the world kind of thing... When the picture goes crazy there are coordinates that appear... Hmm...

  2. Melba Strickland says

    Mexican cow farms or butchery businesses that run on cow eating robot power? Just a guess.



    • says

      On Google Earth, the one in Oslo looks like some kind of store. The one in the Pacific is the Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the ocean. Maybe it's how far & deep God's love for us goes.

      • Jerry Wooley says

        You people are good. Keep it up. You are referring to one of my favorite Scriptures and songs.

    • Jerry Wooley says

      Misty, once you figure out the connection let us know. We can wait for you to put it all together.

  4. Rachel says

    I think it is outer space - like the Milky Way. Thinking Star Wars type theme with the robot and the shooting stars at the opening and closing.

    • Jerry Wooley says

      You won't have to wait long. Clue Number 2 will post Wednesday morning. You may have noticed we started with clue Number 3. After we had completed the videos we realized it just made more sense to start with Number 3. Hmmmmmmm, could that be a clue?

  5. Jody says

    Looks interesting! Perhaps something about the body having many parts and all of us having different jobs to do? Romans!!

  6. Janice Roseberry says

    I think VBS will be in Brazil marketplace or for a festival time some where in the area.

  7. Matthew says

    Marina Trench?
    Spain (or a spanish country?) Because of the spanish on card?
    World Adventure? or maybe we're doing Truth Trackers again?

    • Jerry Wooley says

      Truth Trackers was one of my all-time favorite themes - both the Biblical content and the decorations. I would do it again in a heart beat.

  8. Lisa Howard says

    Will it have something to do with The Dead Sea Scrolls? Still not sure what Robots have to do with it though!!! :)

  9. Jason says

    Romans 8 has the best option for the verse of the week. I do not think this one has the theme. The clue has carnivorous and cardiograph references. verse 36 states that we were like sheep to the slaughter. Vs 37 says he showed us His heart of love for us. With the references to the 4 locations, the deepest part of the ocean, the people of His own city and other places around the world are all places He will follow us and nothing can separate us from the love of God. If this is wrong then I would go with Acts 1:8 Jerusalem, Judea (Toronto), Samaria (Norway) utter most parts of the world (Deepest ocean)

    • Jerry Wooley says

      Clever. Very, very clever. You know, Rocket Pack Jack does have a cliff hanger ending that begs for a conclusion. Could it be........

      • naomi says

        I sure hope so! We are going to do our own "press release" at the end of day 5 just so that the poor kids can sleep at night. =)

    • Jerry Wooley says

      So where did you get Mexican Fiesta? I just don't see it, but I'll share a secret with you - I have been wanting to do a Fiesta theme for years.

    • Jerry Wooley says

      Joan, you certainly provided my laugh for the day. Clue week is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Your guess is UTTERly amusing! Keep it up. You might be closer than you think.

  10. Eric says

    Maybe a world traveler theme, where they go into the "meat" of the Word. Did anyone else see the word "fate" at the end of the video? That throws me off.

  11. Amber says

    Oh my goodness, I have no idea, but I'm anxious to find out! Yalls guess is as good as mine (well, maybe even better!!!)

  12. Becky Rose says

    My daughter and I love these clues! The different "MAP-HUES" indicate different cuts of beef, which are listed below in Portuguese. The country of Brazil is known for its Portuguese language, beef, and robotics (according to my daughter). If you subtract the second set of coordinates from the first, add the third, then subtract the fourth, the coordinates put you in Brazil. The Olympics will be in Brazil in 2016. MATTHEW 20:16 reads, "So the last will be first, and the first will be last" Since you started with Clue #3, and promise Clue #2 tomorrow, I can only assume that Clue #1 will be last. We are still working on the theme, though!

    • Jerry Wooley says

      Becky, you are a math whiz - which certainly I am not. Wow! You could be the next Agatha Christie.

  13. Bradley says

    Sorry for commenting again but I think it is where is your fate! Because it gives you coordinate points and at the end of the video it says fate! Are you going to heaven or to hell???

  14. Crystal says

    The cow is a sacrificial animal, the depths of God's forgiveness is deeper than the sea and as far as the east is from the west...therefore I am thinking that concept deals with the infinite nature of God's grace and love for us.

  15. naomi says

    I have not seen the clue yet, so I feel I have an advantage over those who have seen it. 😉 I think it will be a time travel theme.

  16. Jennifer says

    Human Genome Mapping Quest based on Colossians 1:17 - He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together.

  17. Kristi Miller says

    I have no idea where VBS is taking us, but I've enjoyed reading some of the others' comments. You people are good!

  18. Jennifer says

    Human Genome Mapping based on Colossians 1:17 - He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together.

    • Jerry Wooley says

      That would be great fun. Riders in The Sky is one of my favorite groups. You think we could get them to do the theme song?

  19. Truman says

    At the end of the first video, for maybe a half-second, the word fate appeared. So that's fate and hope (from the second one). Just thought I'd bring it up since no one else mentioned it.

  20. says

    there is another clue that says fate. with everything else, I"m thinking that God's love is all around the world or something like that., onlyh God knows the hairs on our heads, Jeruselum, Pacific ocean, God's great big World and Love....

  21. Wanda Smith Capps says

    For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord! Romans 8:38-39.
    I'm thinking the space shuttle to the stars and diver at bottom of sea would go with "height and depth." The cow would go with "nor any other created thing", "Powers" could go with the GPS's power to lead you in the wrong direction (my husband thinks it is about following God's plan/God's direction instead of the world's plan - about sending out an SOS for God's help - for his salvation which brings us joy) and the skeleton showing the heart could be "Love - God's love!". The filet mignon is the best part of the cow and the only word I could read. God's love is the best part because God is Love! Nothing in any part of the world can separate us from that love. The sirens you hear in each clue could go with "death or life" in this verse. Snow was also mentioned in the clues and God's love washes us white as snow when we follow his directions.

  22. Wanda Smith Capps says

    Well, another thought, Psalm 139: 7 - 10
    Where can i go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence: If I go up to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, You are there. If I live at the eastern horizon or settle at the western limits, even there Your hand will lead me; Your right hand will hold on to me. God's GPS is the best in the world, you want make a wrong turn if you follow His GPS - God's Plan for Salvation. We want be separated from God's love or separated from his Spirit no matter what part of the world we are in.
    Can't wait until tomorrow to find out the next theme. What ever it is, I know i will love it! And I will start week after next - week after our Bible School - working on the new theme.

  23. Megan Schlecht says

    I'm thinking it is a Baseball type thing. You play at different angles. really i have no clue

  24. Tiffany says

    super excited about 2015! Don't know about the theme yet but with all the cow stuff maybe a false idols link in one of the Bible study nights?

  25. says

    I believe this to be some type of theme related to NASA - earth as viewed from and part of outer space. God created the everything and is completely sovereign over everything.

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