“Come For All Is Now Ready!”
The focus of the Great Banquet is to know Jesus as Lord and Savior and to make Him known. The Great Banquet is an opportunity to be still, to listen, to share and to hear Christ’s plan for this world and for our lives. The Great Banquet is a 72-hour experience – for three days, guests live and study together in worship, prayer, and discussion.
The Banquet promises to nourish you both physically and spiritually. At the Great Banquet you will experience God’s Agape Love and Grace in profound, personal way. Want to attend the Great Banquet? You will need a sponsor to attend. A sponsor is someone who has attended the Great Banquet or similar 72 hour experience. Many of our congregation has attended the Great Banquet, Walk to Emmaus, Via de Cristo or Tres Dias and would love to talk to you about the experience and sponsor you to attend. Not convinced it’s the right thing for you? Read below from those who’ve experienced it:
“It was a great experience for me as I felt that there was a lot of love radiated and it made me feel closer to Christ. I do attend the Great Banquet reunion nearly every Wednesday morning. I feel we have a special closeness to discuss personal problems and pray for the people of the church that have special needs.” Fran Hartman
“I attended the Heartland Great Banquet in Elwood, Table of Mark. Though I resisted going for two years, the weekend had a profound impact on my Christian walk. Specifically, the dying moments at the Cross still guides me every day when dealing with the difficulties of life on Earth.” Steve Younce
“One of the things I remember doing and enjoyed very much was the challenge to come up with a skit that would pass on God’s Word. These skits had to be thought up, props made, dialog created and rehearsals polish in a very short time.” Ron Hartman
“Great Banquet gave me many things to remember. I met a lady who was so angry at the world, and we all saw her totally change after the first day. I loved the way God placed each table members exactly where we would all benefit. His love was everywhere. I always try to remember that love, and my commitment to God and to myself. He never changes, I slip. And I’ve learned, that is ok.” Ann Green
“A wonderful opportunity to deepen my faith and have some amazing life experiences shared in the walk of faith of others.” Judith Sauers
“The different lay and clergy speakers opened up their lives as they shared about how God was at work in their life challenges and blessings. I got to know many other believers in the community. Over the years I participated in Walk leadership many times. Those members of the church I served who participated invariably came back wanting to participate more actively in the church. I will always remember men who got over a “stiff reserve” and shared their struggles and tears, as well as great joy! I would encourage any who want to grow, to attend!” David Layman
Great Banquets in close proximity to FPC are the Southport Great Banquet, Indianapolis Great Banquet and the Heartland Great Banquet in Elwood. Each area banquet has a fall and spring banquet for women and men. Click on the links above to read more and find out exact date.