Foto Friday and a Giveaway!

katie-thumbHey VBS’ers!   Who is getting ready to join us for a VBS Preview event in Nashville or Kissimmee?  We can’t wait to see you and share the excitement of Colossal Coaster World!  Get ready for a wild ride!

Did you know we’ve been sharing lots of photos from each event on our Facebook page?  There, you can find lots of creative ideas for decorating, snacks…and even some fun costume ideas!  We’ve been updating the album with photos during each event so that you can experience the whole thing with us!

741096_10151420332574948_122765358_oIf you have or will be attending a preview event, make sure you upload your photos, as well!  We really want our Facebook page to be the hub for sharing ideas for VBS 2013.  But that doesn’t work unless everyone shares!

And because it’s Friday, how about we give a little something away, huh?  Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below to win some great Colossal Coaster World gear!

Enter below to win your very own Colossal Coaster World vendor apron, visor, collectable buttons, viewer keychains and headboppers!  You’ll be super stylish!  (If you win and you’re headed to Preview, you’ve basically already got your costume together so that you can enter to win a spot to the 2015 VBS Think Tank.  Woohoo!)

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Have you heard about Silver Dollar City?

Well… we’ve got a great partnership going on with them for Colossal Coaster World in 2013.  We’re so thankful that they allowed us to shoot our 2013 video series inside their park in Branson, MO–they were truly the most gracious hosts!

I had the pleasure of traveling out there with our video team and capturing some behind-the-scenes content that I can’t WAIT to share with you.  When our director Bill called it a wrap, we even had time to ride two of the most awesome roller coasters around– Powder Keg and Wildfire!  Some of our videos were even shot with actors ON the rides!  Our whole team had an absolute blast spending a few days inside the park.  You seriously couldn’t ask for a cleaner, more family-friendly theme park!

If you haven’t heard yet, Silver Dollar City put together an INCREDIBLE giveaway EXCLUSIVELY for friends of LifeWay VBS.  We are patiently waiting to hear back from them about who won this amazing trip!

The Getaway of a Lifetime includes 4 days for up to 6 members of your family, including:  

Multiple Days at Silver Dollar City  |  Play all day – and the next, and the next! –  at Silver Dollar City, an award-winning 1880s-style theme park, presenting eight world-class festivals and events, and 30 rides and attractions including thrill rides and roller coasters, 100 demonstrating craftsmen, shows, hearty Ozarks food and even a tour of Marvel Cave. Plus lunch on us!

Multiple Days at White Water water park   |  Take your family on an island adventure at White Water, featuring 13 acres of tropical fun and rides from mild to wild, including the tropical river adventure Aloha River at Hula Hula Bay, the 7-story, 6-slide thrill ride Kalani Towers, and speed slides like Raging River Rapids, plus a 500,000 gallon wave pool and the interactive attraction Splashaway Cay. (Open May 26 – September 3).

Dinner Cruise aboard the Showboat Branson Belle  |  Take your family aboard America’s most entertaining dinner cruise, the 700-seat Showboat Branson Belle, presenting the new show Made in the USA, starring the world’s only violin-playing aerialist, Janice Martin, and the male vocal group, The ShowMen, with comedian and magician Christopher James as emcee. Each cruise aboard the authentic paddle-wheeler includes a 3-course dinner, show and lake cruise on Table Rock Lake.

3 Nights at a luxury Lakeside Resort  |  You’ll relax in style in a secluded lake resort with first-class amenities – a great place to rest after a day of fun!

Tickets to a Branson show of your choice  |  Famous as the Live Entertainment Capital of the US, Branson has 100 shows. The hardest part will be choosing just one!

$500 in travel (redeemable only with trip) to help get you here!  |  Total prize value: $2,500

Are you planning a trip to Silver Dollar City?

T-shirt Giveaway

You might have noticed that the typical button-up leader shirt is nowhere to be found this year. But never fear… in its place is a fantastic Big Apple Adventure Leader T-shirt! It’s a ¾-length sleeve baseball style t-shirt, which I love because it’s not nearly as hot as a heavy button-up in the summer sun. Plus it’s distinct from the blue “I heart VBS” shirt, making it the perfect choice for teachers, leaders, youth workers, or even as a special shirt just for preteens! We get a lot of requests for a VBX t-shirt. So try this one out with your kids this summer and let us know what you think.

Excited yet? Well you should be, because we’re giving away a FREE leader t-shirt to five lucky VBS fans! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post with a valid email address (so we can contact you for your t-shirt size). Tell us which is your oldest VBS shirt or which VBS shirt is your favorite and why.

You have one week to enter. Winners will be chosen randomly and we’ll announce the results here on the blog next Friday, April 22. So be sure to check back!

And even though I’m not eligible to win, I’ll get the comments started… my oldest VBS shirt is from Amazon Outfitters (HUH!), but my favorite is this year’s “I heart VBS” shirt. Every time I wear it I have people asking me what it means. Then I get
the chance to tell them about VBS and, most importantly, the reason for VBS—Jesus!