Thank you to all of our partners and the sponsors who planned to be with us in Atlanta, GA. Welcome also to a few new ones who came onboard to help us out as we shifted in a virtual direction. It is truly amazing how many people stepped up to help us create our vision of a shared virtual experience. This year we will be reaching around the globe to share the festival! A debt of gratitude goes out to all of the sponsors and partners that helped make that happen!
Cokesbury – is a Christian bookstore that is a division of the United Methodist Publishing House. Cokesbury has been the onsite bookstore of choice for years at the festival. This year Cokesbury will have an online bookstore with all of your favorite keynote’s works available for purchase! Take a stroll through their Virtual Bookstore.
Yogadevotion – Back for their 8th festival, Yogadevotion is faith-inspired yoga. They have created nine special online classes for this year including: Chair Yoga with Centering Prayer Meditation, Yin Yoga and Gentle Flow. Go to Yogadevotion to get information on the classes, learn about their teacher certification course or purchase their book, Yogadevotion: Practicing in the Presence by Cindy Senarighi& Heidi Green.
ANKOSfilms – Is a company dedicated to (a) (n)ew (k)ind (o)f (s)torytelling. Jason Chesnut, co-founder and president designed all of worship services.
Candler School of Theology – Grounded in the Christian faith and shaped by the Wesleyan tradition of evangelical piety, ecumenical openness and social concern in the United Methodist faith. Candler came on board when we moved to a virtual platform to help support the festival!
Convergence – Supports the reshaping of organizations, congregations and leaders. Convergence was a valuable partner is helping us learn how to put forth a viable version of the festival online! A big thank you to all of their expertise.
Episcopal Preaching Foundation – A non-profit that hosts conferences to enhance sermons. Another valuable connection that helped us shift to the virtual version of the event! Thank you!
Faith+Lead – Connects you to the resources, experiments, and communities exploring how to cultivate Christian faith in the 21st century.
Illustrated Ministry – Faith resources for the church & home. Illustrated Ministry came onboard when they heard we moved online to help support this new vision of the festival.
Sojourners – American Christian social justice organization. One of our platinum sponsors, Sojourners has been a stalwart supporter of the festival for years. They spread hope so that the world can be a better place!
The June 2020 Digital Edition of Sojourners is now available for free.
Thrivent Financial – Offers advice, insurance, investments, banking and generosity opportunities to help Christians and their families. Check out these flyers for ways they can help!
Working Preacher – Is a reliable sermon preparation tool to help make you a better preacher. Check out their publications at Working Preacher Books. And be sure to listen to their latest episode of Sermon Brainwave!
Finally, a big thank you to the sponsors who decided to stick with us and will be joining us again next year in Denver 2021 –
Backstory Preaching – An online preaching formation and continuing education programs. They had been on board to sponsor our morning breaks. We can’t offer you delicious treats, but you could order some to be delivered by our onsite caterer Panera Delivery!
Educational Opportunities Tours – They offer affordable Christian travel programs. When the world returns to normal, EO Tours will be right there to help us find our way back to some of our favorite places!
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary – Doctor of Ministry – Preparing for ministry in the way of Jesus and the Presbyterian Church (USA). They have been our Beer and Hymns sponsor, helping us spread joy one hymn at a time!
UnCommon Preacher – Is an alternative to the lectionary, a new method for clergy to better serve their church. Uncommon Preacher offered their vendor fees to be used for donations this year and as a result, we have been able to offer students in six countries around the world access to the on-demand version of the conference! What a way to help us share the experience!