There are many awesome reasons to attend one of the VBS Previews scheduled for January and February, but for many guests they find discounted VBS t-shirts and leaders a huge incentive! Everyone who attends will receive one free t-shirt of choice (choose from Colossal Coaster World, Thrill Seekers, or Club VBS Jungle Jaunt), but Previews make it possible to outfit your entire VBS team for a fraction of the costs you would spend otherwise.
One guest told me she saves enough each year on t-shirts to pay her Preview registration fee and travel expenses. Talk about making ever penny count!
Once again t-shirts – whether you need just one or multiple hundreds – will be available for $7.00 each and Colossal Coaster World leader shirts will be priced at $20.00. This is an event-only offer so don’t miss out!
Another great reason to attend this year is to see the many people who show up in amusement park costume. We are encouraging everyone to attend the first day dressed as an amusement park character or employee. Everyone wearing a costume will be entered in an opportunity to be chosen to participate in the VBS 2015 theme think tank. One person will be chosen from each location.
The Ridgecrest and Nashville 2 events are now closed, but there is still plenty of room at Nashville 1, Fort Worth, and Kissimmee. To learn more go lifeway.com/vbs.
Until then, I wish you the merriest Christmas ever and a blessed 2014!
Hopefully it is looking a lot like – and sounding a lot like – Christmas where you are today. It certainly is here in the VBS office! But it is also looking and sounding a lot like four weeks until the first national VBS Preview at Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina.
We are in perpetual motion putting the finishing touches on a not-to-be-missed event! We have now hit capacity at Ridgecrest and the Nashville Friday/Saturday events, but there is still room at Fort Worth, Nashville Thursday/Friday, and Kissimmee.
A complete list of breakout sessions is now available at lifeway.com/vbs/events. Check it out today!
In addition to the basics for Colossal Coaster World and Club VBS: Jungle Jaunt, you will have the opportunity to explore decorating options with Mark Jones and the VBS Design Team, be introduced to LifeWay’s newest VBS resource Backyard Kids Club, be challenged by the preaching of Dr. Shane Garrison, and participate in worship with the Austin Adamec Band.
I’m looking forward to seeing you soon for the Colossal Coaster World Experience!
Have you started planning for VBS 2013? If you haven’t, no worries– you aren’t behind just yet! Some of the VBS pros have already ordered their Super Sampler or Backyard Kids Club kits and have begun collecting ideas to make this year’s VBS a success. If you are coordinating VBS for the very first time this year, planning can seem intimidating! Know that we are here to help you every step of the way.
For you pro VBS planners, what’s some advice you’d share with those who may be coordinating VBS for the first time?
If you’re planning for Jungle Jaunt Vacation Bible School in 2013, make sure you follow our brand new Jungle Jaunt board on Pinterest! There are lots of fun and easy craft, decoration, and snack ideas available to get your gears turning. Check out this awesome Lime Jungle Slime! Would make for a great VBS snack– what kid doesn’t love slime??
Club VBS 2013 will be returning to the rainforest with Club VBS® Jungle Jaunt®! Pack your bags and get ready for an exciting, adventurous journey through the Amazon Rainforest. Travel through the Amazon region along narrow rainforest trails, over roaring rapids, and through dense woodlands as you lead kids to experience and respond to the One True God!
The Scripture passage for the week is Psalm 145:1-2 and the motto is “Praise Him! Trust Him! Follow Him! The One True God!”
During Club VBS, kids will learn that God is One Amazing Creator, One Miraculous Provider, One Powerful Healer, One Living Savior, One Lord of All!
Club VBS can be another option for your VBS, however we are hearing TONS of great reports about how Club VBS is great for backyard Bible clubs, mission trips, camps, and for filling that weekly summer program slot for kids! How do you use Club VBS? We’d LOVE to know!
I want to hear what you’re working on for 2012 VBS! Maybe some of you are still looking for ideas, and could gain some inspiration from hearing what others are doing. Whether you’re preparing for Amazing Wonders Aviation or Space Quest, maybe you had a great idea for decorating…please share! We’re all friends here, and sharing your ideas may just inspire someone else!
What are you working on right now?
What has been the biggest challenge in preparing for VBS?