Motto: “Discover. Decide. Defend.” Verse:1 Peter 3:15: “But honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you." (HCSB)
LifeWay’s latest VBS theme, based on 1 Peter 3:15, is “Agency D3: Discover. Decide. Defend.” It invites students to, “Trace it back to just the facts! The evidence is clear. The proof is all right here! Come discover, decide, and defend the truth about who Jesus really is at Agency D3.”
February 22 - IBSA Building, Springfield
March 1 - First Baptist Church, Herrin
March 29 - Pleasant Hill Baptist, Mt. Vernon
April 5 - Broadview Missionary Baptist Church, Broadview
The clinics provide VBS leaders with information about the themes along with ideas, inspiration and more. Training will be offered in several areas including preschool, children (first through fourth grades), VBX (children fifth and six grades), youth, pastors and directors, music and crafts, and recreation. Clinics at all locations begin on Saturday morning with 8:15 am registration and the Worship Rally beginning at 8:30 a.m. The State VBS Clinics are FREE events. However, advance registration is preferred. Participants who pre-register will be entered in a drawling to receive free materials from LifeWay at the clinic. Walk-in registration will also be available.