What is the Great Banquet


The Great Banquet is an orderly, structured weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christians. Through a combined effort of laity and clergy, the Great Banquet focuses on the renewal of the church.


What Happens at the Great Banquet


The Great Banquet is a 72-hour experience, beginning on Thursday evening and ending Sunday evening. For three days, guest live and study together in a worshipful time of singing, prayer and discussion. During each of the fifteen talks given by laity and clergy, the theme of God's grace is presented. Guests participate in the daily celebration of Holy Communion and examine more fully the presence of Christ in His body of believers. They personally experience His grace through the prayers and acts of a loving, Christian community.


What Happens After the Great Banquet

One of the most important parts of the Great Banquet is the follow-up. Although the weekend lasts only three days, guests are invited to use its lessons for the rest of their lives. After attending the Great Banquet, they are challenged to:

  • strengthen their own spiritual life through study and active congregational participation; and
  • strive to become active disciples of Jesus Christ in the world through their church. To assist them in their discipleship, the Great Banquet offers specific opportunities. First, reunion groups of three to five people meet weekly to examine their goals of spiritual growth and to encourage one another to a life of discipleship. Second, there will be opportunities to asssist in future Great Banquet weekends through prayer, support and team involvement. Third, guests are made aware of community needs through a newsletter of other Great Banquet weekends, both locally and regionally.



What the Banquet is not


As much as you hear from those who know nothing of the banquet; it is not a cult!

This is a statement made in ignorance because the banquet brings about a transformation in the life of not only its attendees but those who serve in the community. Those who come, and are willing to learn, return to their community with a new perspective that proves invaluable to family, friends and the rest of the world.


Please attend and experience the Great Banquet for yourself.



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