Fathers Day 2021 is Sunday, June 20!

Join us for a special service at 10:15am followed by free fun (not to mention Lattes, Iced Coffee, and Italian Sodas) for the whole family! Have dad take our ProudDadChallenge right after service 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 hang out with a Clydesdale Horse, play a round of mini golf, climb into an industrial truck (or SWAT Tactical Response vehicle, eh?), chat up a variety of local First Response or Law Enforcement officials, challenge your youth 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? (One Trophy for Commercial Vehicles, One for private cars)

This is Dadfest.

Yes, it's free.

Yes, the vehicles are legit.

Yes, that food truck has 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).

10:15 Service Guest Speaker-

Dr. Dave Rahn

Dave Rahn (PhD) began working with Youth for Christ in 1972 before joining Huntington University faculty in 1985, where he taught for 30+ years. He has published more than 100 articles, essays and books and collaborates widely to unleash adolescent influence, convinced that “Captivated by Christ, once-aimless teens can turn the tide of culture.” His most recent co-authored book is Disrupting Teens with Joy (2020). Retiring from Youth For Christ USA in 2020, Dave actively writes, consults and enjoys grandpa life. He currently lives with Susie, his wife of nearly 45 years, in Middlebury, IN, and is Senior Research Consultant for The Ten10 Collaboration.

Children's Program-

Professor 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 Children's Church an exciting morning!

Check him out more here!

Important Note:

Professor Steve will be our special Children's Church guest for Dadfest's worship service at 10:15am! If your child is not already a registered BeulahKid, please plan to arrive around 10am at latest to complete our mandatory safety registration.

The  Proud Dad Challenge!

Dads' CHoice Trophy

The Dads will be heard! Think SWAT brings it home again 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 vehicle. The winners takes home their class's Dadfest '21 Dads Choice Trophy!


Let Us Know You're  Coming!