Yes, you read the headline correctly. 2017?
As you read this post, LifeWay's VBS team has gathered for the most important task of the year - developing the Biblical content and theme for VBS 2017.
We have reviewed survey answers from approximately 30,000 kids, spent two days dreaming potential themes with VBS and kid ministry leaders from across the U.S., and now it is time to take all of this information and develop a theme.
We take this task extremely seriously - with much prayer, contemplation, and discussion. We know that what we do in these few days will impact thousands of churches and millions of lives.
We would like to invite you to join us today and tomorrow as the most important members of the team - our prayer partners. We know many of you pray for us daily, but today the prayer request is very specific. We ask you to pray that we will be able to clearly discern God's direction for the Biblical content and theme that will speak to the hearts of kids, teens, and adults two years from know.
Our greatest desire is to be able to walk away from the next two days with the knowledge that only God could have brought us to the conclusion that will be made.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us;
establish for us the work of our hands--
establish the work of our hands!