UPCOMING EVENTS TO SERVE IN THIS POWERFUL MOVEMENT OF GOD.

MARCH

PRAYER GATHERING

March 28 | 6:30 p.m. 
Rose Heights Church | 2120 Old Omen Rd, Tyler, TX 75701 |
directions Prayer gatherings are a time of worship, prayer, and scripture for anyone in the East Texas community.

No need to RSVP. See you there!

APRIL

COMMUNITY CHOIR PRACTICE

April 1 | 7 p.m. 
College Hill Missionary Baptist Church | 1314 W Houston St, Tyler, TX 75702 |
directions Come together with other members of East Texas to sing together at the RE:NEW Gathering on April 4th. Practice will start at 7 p.m. All are welcome!

No need to RSVP. See you there!

PASTORS & LEADERS CONFERENCE

April 4 | 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Marvin United Methodist Church | 300 W Erwin St, Tyler, TX 75702
| directions Pastors, non-profit leaders, and civic leaders will be invited to this unifying conference. We hope this time will encourage and equip them in their ministry. There will be worship, multiple guest speakers, and breakout sessions.

Learn more here.

RE:NEW GATHERING

April 4 | 7 p.m.
Green Acres Baptist Church | 1607 Troup Hwy, Tyler, TX 75701 |
directions A synchronizing event featuring unified worship from Passion Music, guest speakers Andrew Palau and Josh White, and prayer with the East Texas community.

Learn more here.

PRAYER GATHERING

April 25 | 6:30 p.m. 
Boys and Girls Club | 504 W 32nd St, Tyler, TX 75702 |
directions Prayer gatherings are a time of worship, prayer, and scripture for anyone in the East Texas community.

No need to RSVP. See you there!

CITYSERVE LAUNCH

April 30* | 7 p.m. Rose Heights Church | 2120 Old Omen Rd, Tyler, TX 75701
The CityServe launch is a night to kick-off the service component of CityFest. When the festival is over, CityServe is one of the things that lives on! The night will begin with talking about all of CityServe East Texas focus areas and will then move to an open-house style time where community members and pastors can talk about how to get involved. Attendees can engage with the CityServe focus areas as well as the local non-profits associated with CityServe.
*this date has changed! (was May 2)

Learn more about CityServe here.

MAY

EXPLORE ALPHA USA

May 16 | time & location TBD   Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Learn how to run Alpha USA in your church for new members.

PRAYER GATHERING

May 30 | 6:30 p.m. 
The Lord’s House | 3114 Van Hwy, Tyler, TX 75702 | directions Prayer gatherings are a time of worship, prayer, and scripture for anyone in the East Texas community.

No need to RSVP. See you there!

JUNE

PRAYER GATHERING

June 27 | 6:30 p.m.  St. Louis Baptist Church | 4000 Frankston Hwy, Tyler, TX 75701
Prayer gatherings are a time of worship, prayer, and scripture for anyone in the East Texas community.

No need to RSVP. See you there!

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 for anyone in the East Texas community.

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.

AUGUST

FRIENDSHIP EVANGELISM

August 13 & 14 | 7 p.m.
Author and teacher Mark Mittelberg will join us to give two identical trainings on his book Contagious Christianity. During this training, we will take a break to give a Festival Friend Training for CityFest East Texas.

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 5 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.

PRAYER GATHERING

August 29 | 6:30 p.m. 
Prayer gatherings are a time of worship, prayer, and scripture for anyone in the East Texas community.

No need to RSVP. See you there!

FESTIVAL FRIEND TRAININGS

August - September | Churches around East Texas
Several Festival Friend Trainings will happen all over East Texas during August and September. Unlike Friendship Evangelism, this will simply be a CityFest Staff member walking through how to be a Festival Friend at CityFest East Texas.

SEPTEMBER

PRAYER GATHERING

September 26 | 6:30 p.m.  Tyler City Square Downtown | 149-199 W Erwin St, Tyler, TX 75702
Prayer gatherings are a time of worship, prayer, and scripture for anyone in the East Texas community.

No need to RSVP. See you there!

FESTIVAL WEEK

LATINO EVENT

September 28 | 7 p.m.
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 luncheon, Wendy Palau and a local influencer will speak.

CITYFEST RODEO

October 2 | 7 p.m.
Cross Brand Cowboy Church | 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 and Stephen Baldwin will give his testimony along 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 luncheon, Andrew Palau and a local influencer will speak.

CITYFEST EAST TEXAS

October 5 & 6
Tyler City Square Downtown | 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 by ventriloquist, Mark Thompson. 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 TobyMac or Hillsong. 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.