The Great Banquet

At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, "Come, for everything is now ready".

Luke 14:17

You Are Invited

You are invited to be a guest at the Great Banquet given by God, and to feast in His goodness and love.

Contact us to learn more:
Men's Banquet
Women's Banquet

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, visit the Lampstand Ministries website.

Who Should Attend the Great Banquet?

This weekend experience is for anyone who:

  • Wishes to strengthen his or her spiritual life;
  • Wants to have a better understanding of prayer, the sacraments, study, and Christian action;
  • Strives to live a Christian life that bears fruit for God;
  • Seeks to know Jesus as Savior and Lord and to make Him known.

Join the Banquet

The Great Banquet Community would stop growing if it weren’t for our guests. If you enjoyed the Great Banquet,  consider sponsoring someone. For your convenience, we offer both online and mail-in registration options.

What Happens After the Great Banquet?

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 goals 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.