Dear Lifest Family,
Today, it is with heavy hearts and great sadness that Life Promotions, organizers of Lifest, announce the cancellation of Lifest 2020. This decision needed to be made to comply with strong recommendations from health authorities advising that hosting the event would provide a significant risk in the spread of Covid-19.
From the Winnebago County Health Department:
“While the Governor’s orders are no longer in effect, the Covid-19 virus is still widely circulating in our community and we continue to see positive cases daily, both locally and statewide. At this time, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) does not advise large gatherings.”
To view the complete letter from the WCHD, click here.
As organizers, our top priority has been and remains for the safety and well-being of all involved. And with positive Covid-19 cases continue to increase, specifically in Winnebago county, the decision to cancel was inevitable.
This extremely difficult decision comes after many trying months as our leadership and volunteer executive team worked tirelessly to create a safe scenario for the festival to be hosted during the pandemic. But in the end, we were forced to comply with state and local health authorities.
We are deeply saddened by this news, as like you, we love Lifest! And we’re passionate for this “Party with a Purpose” that brings the body of Christ together for incredible worship, relationship building and the glorifying of our Savior. Lifest 2020, and all of you will be sorely missed this summer.
Moving forward, we sincerely ask for your prayers, as the cancellation creates significant financial challenges for the year-round ministry of Life Promotions. Lifest is the organization’s biggest annual fundraiser, raising nearly 50% of the needed budgeted resources… Resources that equip Bob Lenz and our dedicated teams to travel the country sharing the hope of the Gospel with thousands of youth each year. Without these resources those outreaches and more (Quake events, Dignity Revolution, Bob Lenz Speaking, Known Women’s Conference) are in serious jeopardy. As is the hope they provide to countless young people.
So, please pray about how you may be able to come alongside Life Promotions during this financial crisis through the donation of your ticket order, or through a generous tax-deductible gift. Information about order donations, transfers, and refunds can be accessed on our website at Lifest.com or by emailing [email protected].
Until then, we look forward to being in celebration with you again next year at Lifest 2021.
The Lifest Team
We humbly ask for your continued investment in Life Promotions as a tax-deductible donation. With this donation, we will:
• Hold your campsite(s) and add on’s until Black Friday.*
• Give you the best rate on tickets for Lifest 2021.
• Send you a free Lifest 2020 shirt from the “Lost Year.”
Please email our office at [email protected] to make your donation.
*More information on these items and ordering tickets for Lifest 2021 will come at a later date.
Keep your order for Lifest 2021, July 8-11. You don’t need to do anything. As of July 1, 2020, all Lifest 2020 orders will automatically be transferred to Lifest 2021.