Since I know some of you are already busy planning for VBS 2013, I thought I would share a few of the changes you will find when resources are available for order December 1.
The Administration Guide for Directors has been changed from "chapters" to "steps." First page is an overview of the six steps directors need to follow in planning, conducting, and following up a VBS.
Snack Rotation Recipe Cards include a Bible story related option for each day. (These are my favorite snacks for 2013!)
Missions rotation includes two short (2 to 3 minutes each) video segments per day, and two missionary families that will be followed all week. Missionary families are the Flooks, who have six kids and minister in Bolivia, and the Pillays, who are originally from South Africa and now minister in Connecticut.
Mission project is Colossal Care Kits which can be distributed to local homeless individuals and shelters.
Decorating Made Easy has undergone a complete redesign with decorations on an easier and smaller scale.
Worship Rally DVD Set now includes two DVDS for the same price. One is a DVD that includes music motions and drama. The second is a DVD-ROM with printable resources.
Bible Study Leader Guides include "Start Here!" on page one of each guide with "what now" steps.
Bible studies include a "Christ Connection" for each day.
Watch for more info in the coming weeks. Also beginning next week I will start sharing information about the exciting changes we are making and the additions to VBS Previews. As of today we are just 80 days away from the first event at Ridgecrest, North Carolina. Sure hope you are planning to join us.