What is MissionFest?
It is a week when youth and adults from churches across the state (and even from other states) come together for inner-city service, Bible Study, worship, and fellowship -- building relationships in the name of Jesus Christ. Church groups stay at Millsaps College, and a real sense of community develops through the week as we work, play, worship, share meals, and grow in our faith together. Participants are divided into small groups which serve at work sites around the metro Jackson area, including working with children, sorting clothing, visiting the elderly, landscaping, serving meals, etc. While we can't guarantee participants will get their first choice of work sites, they do have the chance to request what they prefer.
Who Comes to MissionFest?
Youth who have completed grades 6-12 and their adult chaperones participate in MissionFest, with strong involvement from churches in the Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
What is the Cost?
Register and pay by April 20 for the earlybird price- $200(must have registration forms and payment by this date for reduced price) May 10- Final Registration and Payment Deadline- $225
Who is the speaker for MissionFest?
Russ Polsgrove is a veteran youth worker who is now Pastor at the Origins community in Tupelo, MS. Russ believes in the power of young people to shape the world, and believes that the Christian life is all about relationship. He and his wife Anna live in Tupelo with their three kids Lucy, Rivers, and Grace.
Who is the worship leader for MissionFest?
Matt is a singer, songwriter, and worship leader located in Hernando Mississippi. While traveling and leading worship across the country, Matt has remained rooted in the local body of believers, helping plant, and serving as the worship pastor of EastPoint Church for the last four years. His traveling and leading is simply an extension of the ministry that has taken place in his local church home. In every venue, Matt’s desire remains the same: to see individuals connect with the gospel by singing songs that are rich in biblical theology and relevant in melody.
Brief History of MissionFest
MissionFest began in 1991 with three churches and about 50 participants. Since that time MissionFest has continued hosting as many as 325 participants, but more importantly, spawning approximately 10 events of its kind in other parts of the country.