The goal of the LCS Festival is to focus on helping children find their talents, sharpen their skills, and learn to share their gifts with confidence, knowing that what they have is a bestowed by God and to be used without fear, yet in all humility.
The LCS Festival is a discipleship tool intended to help students discover, develop and deploy their ministry gifts. Although competitive elements are present, providing a competition venue is not the primary mission of the Festival. Through the Festival, students are given the opportunity to have their skills evaluated by qualified ministers, industry professionals, and educators who encourage excellence, offer ideas for improvement, and inspire students to use their gifts in the local church, community, and around the world in ministry or secular vocation. Scores are not as important as lessons learned, experience gained, and skills developed.
The Festival allows students to perform or demonstrate their skills and talents in dozens of different categories and events. Each event is evaluated by three professional adjudicators who provided detailed evaluations of each students presentation, giving guidance and observations that will help students to overcome weaknesses and improve their talents and skills. The Festival features events for students in grades 3 through 12, and is hosted in beautiful Lakeland, in the heart of Central Florida.