Fathers Day 2023 is Sunday, June 18!

Back for our third year-- Bigger and Better! Join us at 9am for DonutNV's FRESH, HOT DONUTS and to hear from Adult & Teen Challenge Northern Indiana before we learn with Joy-Filled Parenting experts Chris & Jen Coursey in our 10:15am service. Then during the festival fun outside, wait for iiiiiiiiiiittt: with the help of our friends at Beacon Medical and the Concord Fire Department you'll get to see the Beacon Helicopter land in our yard!!

Have dad take our Proud Dad Challenge* by 10:30am to get his lunch from one of the on site local food trucks on the house (and make an impact in the family right now), then play a round of mini golf, climb into a big truck, chat up a variety of local First Responders, challenge your kids to an inflatable obstacle course race, or peek into a classic car! Did we mention that all dads get to vote on the field of vehicles for the Dad's Choice Trophies?

This is Dadfest!

Yes, it's free.

Yes, the vehicles are legit.

Yes, that food truck had loaded, fresh french fries.

Yes, the bounce houses are big enough for the whole family.

Yes, you can wear your favorite jean shorts with socks and sandals (but just today).

*The Proud Dad Challenge*

By 10:30am on Fathers Day find Pastor Greg and record a short video of yourself sharing 1) your name, 2) that you love your kids, and 3) that you're proud to be their dad. That's it! SO SIMPLE, and yet, somehow SUCH A BIG DEAL.

Bring it on.

10:15a Service Guest Speaker

Chris and Jen Coursey live in West Michigan with their two boys, Matthew and Andrew.

Chris is an ordained pastoral counselor, published author and international speaker. Jen is a teacher, blogger, THRIVE trainer, and synchronized dance instructor. They have designed and lead the THRIVE Training program that uses brain-based exercises to train leaders, families, and communities in the 19 relational skills and the Immanuel Lifestyle.

The 19 relational brain skills and the interactive Immanuel Lifestyle have transformed the Courseys lives. Because of the profound changes in their own character and relationship, they want the world to hear what God has done in their lives and understand what He can do to help others.

Kids guest- Prof. Steve

Steve Walden has worked with churches, youth, & youth leaders for over 25 years.  He is a 1981 graduate of Lincoln Christian College (Lincoln, Illinois), & served as youth minister at two different churches in Indiana before going into Waldo & Professor Steve full-time in 1989. He combines what he learned from college & his youth ministries with the extensive training he has received in the areas of circus & clowning from Ringling Brothers instructors & other performers, not to mention the years of time spent in front of the television watching Mr. Wizard, Beakman's World & Bill Nye the Science Guy.  Steve is an experienced performer, comfortable with working in front of groups of all sizes, & an experienced communicator, capable of teaching God's Word to kids & adults of all ages.

He's excited about Dadfest and is going to bring the 10:15am Children's Church an exciting morning before doing amazing balloon shaping outside from 12-2pm!

Classic Car Drive-In, Touch-a-Truck, and the Dads' CHoice Trophy!

The Dads will be heard! Think SWAT brings it home this time around? Really love the classic Corvette look? Partial to a '28 survivor grade Chevy? Every dad who takes our ProudDadChallenge receives 2 votes to put towards their favorite commercial AND personal vehicles. The winners take home their class's Dadfest '23 Dads Choice Trophy!


Just DRIVE-IN at the Old 17 entrance Sunday by 11am!

Party Schedule

8:30- DonutNV serving up fresh donuts at Door C

9:00- Adult & Teen Challenge Sharing stories of Hope and Healing

10:00- Kids Check-in for Children's Church program with Professor Steve

10:15- Worship service with parenting-with-joy guest speaker Chris Coursey

10:30- Proud Dad Challenge Deadline

11:30- Parking Lot Festival with food trucks, bounce houses, mini golf, and everything else!

12:00- Professor Steve Balloon Programs

12:30- Memorial Medflight Landing

2:00- Dad's Choice Vehicles Trophies Awarded

interested? RSVP Here!