F.O.L La Crosse, WI (2017)
The body of Christ (anyone that is a born-again follower of Jesus [John 3] and shares the desire to share the free gift of the Gospel [Rom 1:16] is encouraged to serve in the festival). John 17:21 – “. . .that they all may be one, as You, Father are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.”
A brief explanation: A Festival of Life is put on for FREE with the desire to spread and share the love and gospel of Jesus to an entire community. F.O.L La Crosse will be an outreach to the La Crosse area, freely proclaiming the gospel. It will be a weekend-long event with free games, free food and free music. Throughout each day there will be a main stage where various artists will be playing music to glorify Jesus, interspersed with multiple gospel presentations, as people come and go. Festival of Life celebrates the free gift of life in Jesus, and shares that gift with anyone that comes to be served by the body of Christ.
The truth is that God wills that none would perish, but that all would come to repentance. We just seek to share Gods heart in seeking to save the lost. Mt 5:14-16 – “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put in under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
September 23rd (events and outreach leading up to this Saturday outreach)
Copeland Park, La Crosse
Because God loves La Crosse and sent His only Son to die for the people of our community; because there are so many people who just need to know that God loves them and is near to the brokenhearted; because we have been given the commission- [Mk 16:15] “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” And because it’s obvious that our community is hurting and needs to know the love of God, which brings ultimate healing.
- Most importantly, we begin by gathering together in prayer for God’s guidance and leading, in how to most effectively share His love with La Crosse. We pray for God’s hand to move upon and bring revival to the church in this community, and an awakening among the lost- [Rom 13:11] “And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” We will pray that God will pour out His Holy Spirit upon the community of La Crosse and bring hope to many hopeless people. “We can do more than pray after we have prayed. But we really can’t do more than pray until we have prayed.” –Unknown Wise Person
- As God moves on the people of the body of Christ, we will begin to put together the Festival. Most of the service will be done through those members in Lacrosse but we will send out invitations for guest speakers, guest musicians, and to other churches and ministries to be involved from around the country.
SOME OF THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
- FOOD PREPARATION
- PRE-OUTREACH TEAMWORK
- MUSIC / SOUND
- CHILDRENS’ MINISTRIES TENT
- FESTIVAL GAMES
- BENEVOLENCE MINISTRY
- MINISTRY / PRAYER TEAMWORK
- FOLLOW-UP TEAMWORK
- GOSPEL PREACHING
- FLOATING EVANGELISTS
- SET UP / CLEAN UP
Lastly, but very importantly we will seek to follow up with prayer for and discipleship to those in attendance at the Festival of Life. Jesus didn’t just call us to make converts, but to make disciples. This will take much diligence by the local ministries. [Mt 28:19-20] “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you . . .”
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? If God puts in on your heart to be involved in any way, please fill out the volunteer application and contact Horizon Christian Fellowship at (608)397-8484 or contact us here.