This is the day LifeWay's VBS team has been looking forward to all year (actually for about 18 months). Today is the grand unveiling of VBS 2017! Not sure I can wait another six hours, but alas, I must.
Join me at 1:00 p.m. (C.S.T.) by clicking on https://ebv2018.wpengine.com/vbs2017/.
There is no need clicking on the link now. All you will get is a frustrating error message. Just set an alarm for five minutes to 1:00 and be ready to be awed.
I think VBS 2017 is my favorite theme of all - of course I say that every year. As I also say every year, "It is like nothing we have ever done before." One element of VBS 2017 in particular reminds me of my own childhood, so I'm ready to start decorating now! Of course the team at my church just finished decorating last night for VBS 2016. Not sure they would want me to confuse kids with two themes at once.
Speaking of team. The group pictured below is the team I have had the honor of working with these last 10 years. They are the some of the most creative and talented people imaginable and have consistently made my job easy. You see, I'm the guy that travels the country introducing the theme and enjoying your enthusiastic response, but these are the folks that really make it happen. Not only do they make VBS easy for me, they work extremely hard making VBS fun and easy for you and VBS leaders around the world.
Back row: Rhonda Van Cleave (team leader), Klista Storts, Andrea Spikes, Keith Tyrrell, and Candace Powell. Front row: Bethany Brown, Carol Tomlinson, Melita Thomas, and Gordon Brown.
Thanks team. Today's reveal is a celebration of your gifts, talents, passion, and dedication. To God be the Glory!
Join me back here following the reveal for more information about the amazing VBS 2017 theme.