Uploading Pictures to the VBS Facebook Page

Katie DeCilloWe’re getting deep into VBS season and starting to see lots and lots of photo submissions.  We LOVE when you share photos of your VBS with us, and we like sharing them so everyone else can see, too!

We’ve been getting lots of Facebook messages with pictures lately and questions about posting pictures to our wall.  When you send us a message with a picture through our Facebook page, we’re the only ones who can see it!  And we certainly want others to see what you’re sharing, so we’d like for you to post those pictures to our wall!

To post pictures to our Facebook wall:

Visit http://facebook.com/LifeWayVBS

Find this box.  Click Photo/Video

Share photo

Click Upload Photos/Video

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You should get this box.  Click Choose File and select an image (or multiple) to upload.

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Include a text description in the box.  Tell us what church you’re from and give us a brief description of the image.

Click Post

You can also upload photos to our page using a mobile device.  Instructions will vary based on device. 


A Great Week for VBS: Friday Roundup!

Katie DeCilloWow!  What a week it has been.  SO many churches host their summer VBS during this first week of June.  We have been overwhelmed by the number of amazing photos of sets and kiddos, as well as the awesome stories of how God is working through VBS.

And we can’t forget that this Monday, we officially revealed the VBS 2014 theme, Agency D3: Discover. Decide. Defend.  If you missed the big reveal, make sure to check out these posts:



Agency D3 Bible Content

Agency D3 Rotation Sites

Takin’ it Home — new for 2014!

What’s New?

VBS 2014 Preview Events

A Sneak Peek at the Agency D3 Sets

What do you think of Agency D3 so far?  What do you like about it?  What do you think the biggest challenges will be?

We want to get a head start on helping make those challenges easier as we plan blog content and assess what types of additional tips and help to provide.  Don’t hesitate to chime in!

Did you know that we released next year’s theme so early to give you the most possible time to prepare for next year?  You asked for more time, and we listened!

We also know that for many of you, this week is just the beginning of VBS preparation.  There are still lessons to be studied, decorations to be made, and volunteer meetings to be had.  We’re still with you!  Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help make VBS 2013 the best one yet.

If you have feedback, photos, or just want to praise God for the work He’s doing through VBS, join us on Facebook.


2014 SNEAK PEEK: Agency D3 Sets

Katie DeCilloWe’re cranking out next year’s VBS even earlier than ever before. We’ve been listening to YOU– our customers– and know that you want as much time as possible to begin planning and working on VBS.

Even though you’re still working on VBS 2013, we want to give you a chance to think ahead.  As you brainstorm VBS 2014, consider resources and props you may be able to save to transform them into something for your Agency headquarters.

Notice the corrugated table in the first shot?  You might recognize it from our 2013 Cotton Candy Cafe set!  Many of the “high tech” gadgets you see were created from things we found at thrift shops!

LifeWay's Agency D3 VBS Set

LifeWay's Agency D3 VBS

LifeWay's Agency D3 VBS Set

This week, we’re shooting photos and video for our VBS 2014 catalog and promo videos.  If you’re already excited about Agency D3, stay tuned for more sneak peeks!

2014 Theme Photo Clues Revealed + Giveaway Winner Announced!

Katie DeCilloSpecial Agent DeCillo here!  Wasn’t that a fun theme release!?

I suppose it’s about time I revealed what was going on with all those photo clues.  I know some of you thought they were super hard!  They WERE a little sneaky, that’s for sure!  But some of you caught on!

We had lots of guesses for a discovery theme…you were on our trail!


122427668This photo clue of a message in a bottle was an ode to the secret messages of Agency D3 and hinted toward Discovery!

photo clue 2Photo clue #2 is a close-up and pixelated shot of a prop from the Agency D3 set — it looks high-tech, just like the set!

photo clue 3

Photo Clue #3 was TRICKY!  Many of you were thrown off by the plug and didn’t notice the shape it makes… a question mark!  Alluding to the CLUES of Agency D3!

photo clue 4Photo Clue #4… they only got tougher!  This photo is a small portion of some artwork for Agency D3, including the secondary logo.  I chose that portion because I thought you might be thrown off by the shapes and colors.  And you were!


You’re going to LOVE the artwork for Agency D3, I can tell you that!!

photo clue 5 Photo Clue #5 was probably the hardest of all the photo clues!  It’s a snippet of another piece art that includes top-secret file boxes… and the photo clue is upside down!  Looks like a building, doesn’t it?

That was a wild ride!  Maybe next year I’ll make them a little easier?  For more info on Agency D3, check out http://lifeway.com/vbs2014

OH!  And how could I forget?  Be sure to congratulate the winner* of our VBS 2014 giveaway!  We had so many excellent guesses!

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*Winner was selected at random, and was not chosen based on their guess.

VBS 2014 Theme Release – Photo Clue #5

Can you believe that in just TWO short days, you’ll find out the 2014 VBS theme?  I seriously can’t wait for you to find out.  I think you’re going to have lots of fun planning for 2014… that is, as soon as you get through VBS 2013!

We haven’t stopped thinking about VBS 2013, and we know many of you are in the heat of planning.  We are seeing so many great pictures of your VBS decorations on our Facebook!  If you have a last-minute project that needs inspiration, be sure to stop by and browse our Facebook wall or Pinterest boards.

BUT…that’s not all you’re going to need Facebook for today.  After today’s clue, you may be well on your way to solving the clues and discovering LifeWay’s VBS 2014 theme.

Here’s Photo Clue #5:photo clue 5

Don’t forget to register a guess for your chance to win $3000 worth of VBS 2014 materials for your church.  You have less than 48 hours to get your guess in!

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VBS 2014 Theme Release – Photo Clue #4

Katie DeCilloThis week has flown by!  It’s hard to believe that you already have at least 8 clues that point to the 2014 VSB theme.  Today’s photo clue is one of my favorites, and I think it might be a game-changer.

Be sure to log on to our blog tomorrow and Sunday for the last two Impossible Clues and Photo Clues.

If you missed the first few clues, make sure to scroll back in our blog history to find the first four Impossible Clues and the first three Photo Clues.

And be sure to connect with us on Facebook to see what everyone else is talking about!

photo clue 4

What do you think the 2014 VBS theme is now? Have you registered your guess for a chance to win VBS 2014 materials?
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VBS 2014 Theme Release: Photo Clue #3

Katie DeCilloNo charades here, just a straightforward clue about LifeWay’s 2014 VBS Theme.  You’ve had six clues so far, so I know you must be getting close to discovering what next year’s theme will be!

If you missed the Impossible Clue from this morning, make sure you watch it.  You don’t want to miss a single thing this week.

Comment with your Day 3 guess– and of course, don’t forget to register below for your chance to win!

See what others are saying about LifeWay’s 2014 VBS Theme on Facebook.

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VBS 2014 Theme Release: Photo Clue #2

Katie DeCilloIf you’re stumped after this morning’s Impossible Clue, don’t worry.  I shouldn’t even post this photo clue because it practically gives away the 2014 theme!  I just know you’re going to figure it out before we even make it to June 3rd.  (You’ve got an alarm set so that you don’t forget about the official reveal at 1PM CST, right?  Two alarms?  Three?  You won’t want to miss it!)

Shhh…please don’t tell Jerry I made this so easy on you!


photo clue 2And don’t forget to register your guess for your chance to win VBS 2014 for your church!

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VBS 2014 Theme Release – Photo Clue #1

Katie DeCilloAfter that Impossible Clue this morning, you’ve totally got the VBS 2014 Theme figured out, right?  If not, we’re sure this will help you figure it out!

Each day between now and June 3rd, we’ll release a photo clue at 2 PM CST right here on the blog and on our Facebook page.

If you missed the first Impossible Clue, be sure to go back and watch it! Don’t forget that we reveal the 2014 theme on Monday, June 3 at 1 PM CST.