Bryan Great Banquet... come for all is now ready Luke 14:17
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.
The image of the Great Banquet comes from Luke 14:15-24. Jesus tells of a master who prepared a great banquet and invited many guests, saying “Come, for everything is now ready.” Many had excuses and did not attend. Finally, many were brought who were poor, crippled, blind and lame. The result of the master’s invitation was to feast and fellowship at a banquet given by God.
If you have not attended a banquet weekend and would like to learn more, please visit the Lampstand Ministries web site.
Note: Four Spring Banquets in 2021
LD: Todd Campbell
HSD: Daniel Coultz
LD: Linda Robinson
HSD: Tina Link
LD: Ryan MIller
LD: Cindy Masters
The Fourth Days…
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 goal of spiritual growth and to encourage one another to a life of discipleship. Second, there will be opportunities to assist 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. If you are not presently in a Reunion Group, please see the list below of current Reunion Groups. Just contact firstname.lastname@example.org for contact information for the listed groups or start your own!
Located in First Presbyterian Church, Bryan, OH
First Presbyterian Church
Guest, Sponsor, and Volunteer Sheet Forms
The Great Banquet Community would stop growing if it weren’t for our guests. If you enjoyed the Great Banquet, why don’t you consider sponsoring someone. For your convenience, we offer several ways to sign up a guest for an upcoming weekend. Please use these forms for our regular weekend events. You can also signup for the prayer vigil here.