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JULY

PRAYER GATHERING

July 25 | 6:30 p.m. 
Grace Community Church - OJ Campus | 3215 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, TX 75701 | directions
Prayer gatherings are a time of worship, prayer, and scripture. Everybody in East Texas is welcome!

No need to RSVP. See you there!

PUBLICITY LAUNCH

July 30 | 7:30 a.m.
Swann’s Furniture & Design | 7328 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, TX 75703 | directions A typical State of CityFest event begins the day sharing committee updates. After this, attendees are invited to pick up festival promotional material for their church. This includes yard signs, posters, half-sheet flyers, window stickers, and banners. The publicity launch will begin 6 weeks from the festival.

Reserve materials for your church here.

AUGUST

RUN ALPHA TRAINING

August 3 | 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Check-In)
Bethel Bible Church | Downtown Campus - 3rd Floor | 202 S Broadway Ave |
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Alpha is a space for people outside the church to explore faith within the context of the local church. Gather with other churches and leaders from across the region for an interactive training to develop an understanding of Alpha and how to get the most of running a course in your context. We will cover topics like ‘What is Alpha?’ , the seven best practices of Alpha, the Alpha small group and leading prayer ministry. Check in starts at 8:30 a.m.

Register here.

FRIENDSHIP EVANGELISM TRAINING WITH MARK MITTELBERG

August 13 | 7 p.m. | Grace Community Church In person: Old Jacksonville Campus | directions Live Streamed: University Blvd Campus (directions), Lindale Campus (directions)

August 14 | 7 p.m. | Bethel Bible Church In person: South Campus | directions Live Streamed: Downtown Campus (directions), Whitehouse Campus (directions), Hope Campus (directions)

God has called each of us to share our faith with our friends, family, and neighbors. Through Friendship Evangelism Training, we simply want to equip you to be ready. Learn more about your personal style in sharing your faith through a powerful training with Mark Mittelberg, a best-selling author, leading outreach strategist, and Executive Director of Center for Strategic Evangelism.

Register here.

PRAYER CARD LAUNCH

August 25 | Weekend Services
One of the promotional tools we give at the Publicity Launch is a prayer card. The prayer card is an extremely useful tool for churches to use. We ask that all partnering churches in East Texas share the prayer card with their congregation on the same day. The card encourages someone to write the name of five friends or family members in their life who don’t know the Lord personally. The CityFest team will send them emails twice a month as a reminder to pray for those friends, and as we get closer to the festival, we encourage people who are praying for friends and family to then invite those individuals to CityFest East Texas.

FORUM ON SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

August 27 | Noon  Green Acres Baptist Church | 1607 Troup Hwy, Tyler, TX 75701 | directions
We will have a panel of experts who will be discussing the consequences of pornography in our churches and how it affects our brains. We'll also offer resources for every church to help people break free from the addiction. Another panel will discuss how we are helping rescue and care for victims plus how the church can help mentor and care for those affected.

For more info, email Jason here.

PRAYER GATHERING & 40 DAYS OF PRAYER BEGINS

August 29 | 6:30 p.m. 
First Baptist Church Tyler | 301 W Ferguson St, Tyler, TX 75702 |
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Prayer gatherings are a time of worship, prayer, and scripture. Everybody in East Texas is welcome!

No need to RSVP. See you there!

SEPTEMBER

FESTIVAL FRIEND TRAININGS

Several Festival Friend Trainings will happen all over East Texas during September. Unlike Friendship Evangelism, this will simply be a CityFest Staff member walking through how to be a Festival Friend at CityFest East Texas. Attend a training in your area!

September 5 | 7 p.m. Cornerstone Baptist Church | 1720 S Bolton St, Jacksonville, TX 75766 | directions

September 10 | 7 p.m. Lanes Chapel United Methodist Church | 8720 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, TX 75703 | directions

September 12 | 7 p.m. Community Christian Fellowship | 15704 TX-110, Lindale, TX 75771 | directions

September 17 | 7 p.m. Family of Faith Christian Church | 3299 Hwy 271 N. Tyler, TX 75708 | directions

September 17 | 7 p.m. Colonial Hills Baptist Church | 7330 S Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX 75703 | directions

September 19 | 7 p.m. Sand Springs Baptist Church | 1212 FM1616, Athens, TX 75751 | directions

September 24 | 7 p.m. First Baptist Church Bullard | 1428 S. Houston St, Bullard, TX 75757 | directions

PRAYER TRAININGS

September 9 | 6:30 PM
Tyler Metro Church | 14196 TX-110, Whitehouse, TX 75791 |
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September 10 | 6:30 PM
Grace Community Church - OJ Campus | 3215 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, TX 75701 |
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Learn how to pray for others from special guest speaker. Sign up to work in the prayer tent the two days of CityFest East Texas and learn how to be a Festival Friend.

Register here.

PRAYER GATHERING

September 26 | 6:30 p.m. 
The Square, Downtown Tyler | 149-199 W Erwin St, Tyler, TX 75702 |
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Prayer gatherings are a time of worship, prayer, and scripture. Everybody in East Texas is welcome!

No need to RSVP. See you there!

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FIESTA LATINA

September 28 | 7 p.m. Green Acres Baptist Church - Crosswalk Center | 1607 Troup Hwy, Tyler, TX 75701 | directions
Join the Latino community of East Texas to rally together in a purely Spanish-speaking event. There will be top Latin artists along with a message of hope from Andrew Palau.

PRISON OUTREACHES

September 28 & 29 | Prisons all over East Texas
A small team will serve local prisons with BMX demos, worship, and the sharing of the Gospel message.

LADIES’ LUNCHEON

October 2 | 12 p.m.
Harvey Hall Convention Center | 2000 W Front St, Tyler, TX 75702 | directions The Ladies’ Luncheon will be an evangelistic event for individuals to invite their friends and family to hear the Good News and enjoy an afternoon together. During this ticketed luncheon, Wendy Palau and a local influencer will speak.

Purchase a table here.

CITYFEST BUCKOUT

October 2 | 7 p.m.
Cross Brand Cowboy Arena | 11915 FM2015, Tyler, TX 75708 | directions The Rodeo will be a high energy event with bucking bulls, spirited horses, and plenty of food! We will have a popular Country Christian artist with a message of hope from Andrew Palau.

MEN’S LUNCHEON

October 3 | 12 p.m.
Harvey Hall Convention Center | 2000 W Front St, Tyler, TX 75702 | directions The Men’s Luncheon will be an evangelistic event for individuals to invite their friends and family to hear the Good News and enjoy an afternoon together. During this ticketed luncheon, Andrew Palau and a local influencer will speak.

Purchase a table here.

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October 5 & 6
The Square, Downtown Tyler | 149-199 W Erwin St, Tyler, TX 75702 | directions CityFest East Texas will be a two-day event from the afternoon into the evening. The festival will kick off with a Family Fun Zone and Actions Sport’s zone. The Family Fun Zone will have inflatables, face painting, Gospel bracelets, and a Kid’s Stage. On the Kid’s Stage will be a variety of entertainment – from dancing to magicians. The Gospel will be presented at a level for any ages. Action Sports will have both FMX and BMX demonstrations by The Stunt Dudes. Halfway through their program, a biker will give their testimony with a chance to respond to the Gospel. The main stage program begins in the evening. We typically have two performers amidst testimonies and CityFest recap. Then Andrew Palau gives a message of hope with a chance to respond. Following Andrew will be a headline artist like Lecrae or Newsboys. Festival Friends will be at all areas to collect information that can be passed on to local pastors to allow responders to get plugged into churches.
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