Just got back from the field test for Group's 2010 VBS: High Seas Expedition. Wow! I couldn't believe how amazing the set is! A 3-D ship! Very cool! You're going to love it! And all the decorations are so imaginative.
I have to say this, too. I don't have the privilege of working on or with our VBS team directly. But they are an amazingly creative, innovative, committed team of folks. Every year they seem to "beat" themselves from the last year in doing VBS even better! They seem to have a fine-tuned read on what children's ministers are looking for from year to year to reach thousands of kids each summer!
And the fact the VBS team is committed to field-testing (which is a Group value) is commendable. There's a group of children's ministers who've come in from all over to serve as Crew Leaders. They learn, serve, and help shape our VBS. And our team (staff from all departments) serves in every area–games, crafts, snacks, Chadder, storytelling, worship, and more.
Check it out at www.group.com/vbs.
I'm wowed! And grateful to work with such great, creative people!