56 Things I Learned At The Biggest Christian Music Festival In The World

100,000 Christians and I spent the weekend together at Mount Agape Farm in Western Pennsylvania for the 34th annual Creation Fest. Read this post and you can get a good idea about what that was like.

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1. National Pro-Life Cupcake Day is on October 9.

On National Pro-Life Cupcake day you're supposed to make as many cupcakes as possible and hand them out at church/school/everywhere in remembrance of all the kids who could never have a birthday because of abortion.

6. Auntie Annie's is a really Christian company. Their pretzel logo has a halo over it.

They were the only real brand name represented at the festival. All of the other food was basically generic carnival food type stuff.

12. Actually, this stand was the ONLY place in the entire festival where there was something anti-gay.

This lone bumper sticker. That was all. Otherwise I didn't see ANY mention of anything gay the entire time. I even saw two lesbians!

13. Abortion seems to be the biggest issue for everyone at Creation.

This young, handsome guy was there to encourage people to register to vote. The more Christians registered to vote = more pro-life votes.

22. You can find free prayer and hugs are everywhere.

SO. MUCH. FREE. PRAYER. Everyone had shirts that said "free prayer". There were also SO MANY "free hugs" shirts/signs. It got annoying after a while hugging/high fiving people.

Also "someting".

23. There is a company called "Live Offensively" whose sole purpose it is to create products that are offensive.

This is their company motto: "Here we believe that Christians are in the midst of a great spiritual war that rages every day. Our convictions are not to be defensive but rather offensive to the culture and the community around us. We want to press into the darkness and bring light wherever there is no light. We want to expose the lies of our enemy and bring God's truth to our generation."

25. CLEANEST PORT-A-POTTIES EVER.

Seriously, I'm becoming kind of a port-a-potty expert, and the port-a-potties at Creation were definitely the cleanest I've ever been in. It definitely has something/everything to do with their being no drinking allowed. Game changer. A+++++

30. Never hand out your own literature at Creation.

It's against the rules. This blurry picture is of some guys on golf carts stopping two guys from handing out flyers. Everything needs to be pre-approved.

41. If you want to get a good seat, you have to wake up at 5:30 in the morning.

Everyone is allowed to place a tarp down in front of the main strage at 5:30 AM. You can leave the tarp there all day and don't even have to be there at all. That will be your spot for the better concerts at night.

47. Writing in a journal is a really popular thing to do at Christian music festivals.

So many people writing all the time. There would be music blasting and people writing in the journals like nothing was happening around them.

48. The seminars can be really emotional.

During this guy's session, a young teenager came up to the stage to say that he was struggling with forgiving his molester. Another young girl talked about her struggles with self-harm.

52. Not cursing or using the Lord's name in vain for 2 days is unbelievably hard.

It was really hard to switch all my "Oh My Gods" to "Oh My Goshes". It was also pretty funny to hear grown men say "Oh My Gosh" all the time. I kind of really like it, though. I think I'm converted.

55. Watching someone be "born again" is pretty powerful.

About 300 people were baptized at Creation in a pond on the grounds. The crowd was pretty huge, too. It's pretty cool to watch because it feels important. I think my feet were also baptized because they were in the water. I'm not really sure how that works.

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