We had an amazing experience working together to produce this experience. We learned so much! For now we are on to other things but this blog will help you to get to know us better. Also, if you are interested in having The Flight to Light Experience at your church and are willing to help with most of the production aspects, we are very willing to talk!
The Flight to Light Experience is a three hour mini-festival geared towards teens through college age young people and their families. The presentation combines music by The Flight to Light band; dance and drama performances; and testimonies about lives changed by Jesus. The event will also include Informational tables, games, ice breakers, food, raffle prizes, healing prayer and abundance of friendly volunteers who will share the love of Jesus with guests, and make the event fun, uplifting, and meaningful for all who attend.
More than just a band, The Flight to Light is a music based ministry focused on sharing God’s Love and fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) through sharing positive alternative pop/rock/rap music; drama and dance in a variety of venues, including The Flight To Light Experience.
Attention churches, ministries, youth groups, families,and Christians who want to empower young people to experience and share God’s love.
Please join us at
The Flight to Light Experiment
Sat., May 19 7-10Pm
Faithful Servant Ministries Roller Skating Rink
400 West St Huntsville Arkansas 72740
Learn about an opportunity for teenagers, young adults, and adults who care about them to use their God-given gifts and talents to help carry out the Great Commission in a creative and fun way.
What is the TFTL Experiment?
The Flight to light Experiment is where you can get a taste of the upcoming Flight to Light Experience, and see how your church, business, ministry or family can work together with the body of Christ so that we can help spread the gospel to the far corners of Madison County Arkansas and beyond.
What is the TFTL Experience?
The Flight to Light Experience is a three-hour mini-festival geared towards high school through college age young people and their families. The presentation combines music by The Flight to Light band; dance and drama performances; and testimonies about lives changed by Jesus. The event will also include Interactive tables, games, ice breakers, food, raffle prizes, healing prayer and abundance of friendly volunteers who will share the love of Jesus with guests, and make the event fun, uplifting, and meaningful for all who attend.
Who is sponsoring this?
This event is co-sponsored by The Faithful Servant Ministries (Skating Rink) and The Flight to Light. Faithful Servant Ministries includes a skating rink; after school programs; summer programs for youth and children; food pantry; prayer and worship; and Open Arms Pregnancy Center. More than just a band, The Flight to Light is a music based ministry focused on sharing God’s Love and fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20)through sharing positive alternative pop/rock/rap music in a variety of venues including The Flight to Light Experience.
What exactly is going to happen at the Experiment?
7-8PM-Potluck: Members of The Flight to Light Community (our volunteer group) will meet with newcomers to share the vision and nuts and bolts of The Flight to Light and explore how they might effectively work together.
8-9PM-The Flight to Light band will rock out so you can know for yourself how the God- centered original lyrics and exciting music will inspire and engage the audience.
9-10- We will answer questions; receive feedback; and work with people to explore possibilities of how they can benefit from being involved with The Flight to Light Experience.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Hosting a Christ-centered and/or community oriented outreach table about a topic that you or your group is passionate about. Some ideas we have are: art; health; and creation care.
Helping with the many activities such as set up; food serving; sound; childcare and games.
Supporting already existing tables including Jesus 101 (Christian evidences and uplifting conversations about Jesus); prayer; community resources; and media table.
Please come and have fun, learn more, get to know us and consider joining our Christ-centered volunteer community which is made up of people of all ages who are encouraging each other to love God and each other and deepen their relationship with Jesus.
We hope you will join us at The Flight To Light Experience (the full production) at the Faithful Servant Ministries Roller Skating Rink Sat. 7-10 pm June 16 Ask us about getting post cards to pass out to your friends and neighbors.
For more information contact: Chris Mikkelson, The Flight to Light Community coordinator and lead singer/songwriter for The Flight to Light (the band)
It is hard to believe that TFTL Exp actually happened one week ago. It was very successful on many levels, and we are so grateful to our volunteer community and to God for the hard work and the miracles that happened.Thanks to each of you for your prayers, your service, and your willingness to use your talents in this endeavor. Everything came together at the last minute beautifully. Here are some of the hight points:
We had over ten tables, most of which were very interactive and interesting.
About 100 guests attended and about 45 volunteers including the table hosts.
YWAM (Youth with a Mission) was represented by four young people ages 18-25, and they came to help set up, host a table on helping young people set goals, and gave brief testimonies during the worship song in the concert. They were a huge help
We had about thirty raffle prizes including ones from local businesses.
There was plenty of pizza for everyone
Many of our guests felt very welcomed and loved.
The Flight to Light did a great job and the dance, drama and humor was both entertaining and inspiring.
Table hosts were really happy with all the conversations they had with people visiiting their displays.
Perhaps best of all, at least one person that we know of gave her life to Christ because of a connection she made with one of our volunteers at TFTL Exp. More about that later. Praise God!
What is next?
We are doing some meetings where we are reflecting on how things went and what we want to do differently.
We will be hosting a gathering to celebrate all God did through the volunteers and the vehicle of TFTL Exp. YWAM staff and interns will be coming and also doing a training on evangelism and Christian apologetics.
Thanks to Julianne Leffert and James Moore we have a lot of video and photo footage that we plan to make into a promotional video that will inspire especially youth outreach groups to join us next time. We have made many contacts with potential people who could not come this time so it will be exciting to share with them what actually happened–not just potential.
We are thinking about when the next TFTL Exp will be. YWAM staff has told us that if we host an event in the fall, they could supply us with a lot of volunteers. That is a very wonderful offer and we will be getting feedback from folks to see what they think.
Over all we feel really encouraged about everything that happened. It was truly a great Experience!
I would like to thank you for having me at the experiment. I had a great time. I have always been a fan of Christian music, and being there hearing them praise God and having that music flowing through my veins was a great experience. (even though it was only the experiment).
Thanks to everyone who participated, and to Julianne Leffert who took this video. It truly was a miraculous event because of all the details that had to fall into place including Jonny getting his truck jumped; Andy Hoye just happened to be there to fix the sound which was in trouble; the sheriff gave permission to the deputy to help out (not on the video–it was hilarious); and Maggie and Kelsey got in early that morning so they could participate. I heard people really loved it. We got to promote The Flight To Light Experience as well as share God’s love.
Join us and other individuals and ministries who want to empower young people to experience and share the love of God in their lives.
The Experiment is all about bringing people who care about young people in Madison county to network, learn about, and see how they might want to be involved with an amazing Christ-centered event called The Flight To Light Experience. The TFTL Experience is more than just a free concert–it is a mini-festival featuring the band, The Flight to Light, and will include presentations by local dance and performance groups, food, raffle prizes, games and family fun–all directed to teens, young adults and their families. Ministry tables where young people can learn about how to get plugged into to local activities and ministries that will help them in all kinds of ways—physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Here’s how it will happen.
7pm-8pm Potluck with a brief presentation and lots of opportunity to have fellowship and find out what other ministries are doing.
8-9 The Music and Dance presentation—just a sample of what is to come.
9-10 Volunteer job fair: find out more about how you can use your particular talents and ministry to reach out effectively to the young people in attendance, share your ministry, or other ways that you can meaningfully serve.
If you know young people and you would like to get them involved in a wholesome, Christ-centered project where they can discover and use their talents, and where the process of producing the event is edifying, uplifting and fun with positive peer pressure, The Flight to Light Experiment would be a great to attend. Or if you have a ministry and want to reach out to teens, young adults and their mentors and families–this is an opportunity that could very much benefit you.
For more information contact Chris Mikkelson, Coordinator of The Flight to Light, 479-582-0628
I really enjoyed this very short story about how much Jesus loves us and how he sacrificed his life so that we might live eternally with Him.
Here is the story:
Here is the skit: