As COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted, one of the few festivals to be going ahead in-person is also expanding to new horizons. From 30th July to 1st August, Creation Fest Big Weekend will be held in-person at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre in Wadebridge, England, and will be made available in three formats:
- In Cornwall – Smaller and more intimate than previous years to accommodate safety procedures, the focus of the free-to-attend, in-person, 3-day festival will continue to be to make a big impact on people as they encounter Jesus through music, seminars, skate, sports, family activities, and the creative arts.
- In Church Hubs – New this year, Creation Fest will expand its borders by partnering with churches across the UK to provide hubs that will stream festival content for free. This is ideal for those unable to make it to Cornwall or who are not yet able or comfortable with large-scale gatherings. Big Weekend Church Hubs allow churches to open their doors to their communities, both localising and spreading the message of hope. Even better, Creation Fest is providing the resources, training, and inspiration for churches to host their own events.
- Anywhere – The festival will also be freely streamed online and on social media so that anyone in the world can experience Creation Fest no matter where they are.
The stellar lineup of some of Christian music’s best artists includes Jake Isaac, Hillsong London, Tim Hughes, Steph MacLeod, Lucy Grimble, Wildwood Kin and more. Speakers who will share the power of God’s Word through life stories and thought-provoking talks include Rick Warren, Christine Caine, Jon Tyson, Gavin and Anne Calver, Brian Brodersen, Rachel Hughes, Mark Sayers, Sarah Yardley, Carl Beech, and Amy-Orr Ewing just to name a few.
With an aim to attract people from all walks of life, Creation Fest invites the faithful and the fringes to experience the reality of who Jesus is, maybe for the first time or in a new way.
Sarah Yardley, Creation Fest’s mission and ministry lead, said, ‘Our vision is that the Creation Fest Big Weekend will refresh the Church and re-imagine mission, becoming a catalyst for creative gospel proclamation and creating a culture of invitation that embraces the grace, the freedom, and the HOPE only God can give.’
Rachel Jordan-Wolfe, executive director of HOPE Together, added: ‘This summer the Church can lead the way, as we come out of lockdown, re-engaging in communities up and down the country and sharing the hope we have in Jesus. We here in HOPE Together are partnering with Creation Fest this summer, why don’t you?’
HOPE Together is one of Creation-Fest’s partners, providing resources for churches to make Jesus known.Download
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