This year, skip the lines and you can get tickets in advance, go straight in, avoid registration, and even saved money on t-shirts. Buy a VIP ticket and be guaranteed a spot on the show of your choice!
The Judgment Seat is in the process of a metamorphosis. For over 20 years, the Judgment Seat has been an 8 scene walk-through drama. Every year, thousands of people have come to this production and it has been fantastic. We want to preserve the Bible focused content, quality, integrity, and creativity of this production while improving our service to the community and making sure that even more people can come see it each year. We realized something this past year. We realized that we had reached a cap on the number of people we can serve safely and comfortably. We were pushing through tons of people each night and it was getting too hectic and our fear was that we were jeopardizing safety and quality.
Colossians 3:23-24 says, “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”
The fear of the leadership was that we were jeopardizing the heart of this production for numbers, but at the same time we wanted to serve large numbers of people in a quality environment. For this reason, the Judgment Seat is back again for 2014 with the same great multi-scene format in the form of a stage production. This means rather that only being able to serve around 2400 people, we will have able to serve 4000 people!
This also means something else. No more long waits! We will have 2 showings per night where we can seat 400 people for an approximately 1:30 minute production! One showing will be at 6pm and another at 8:15 pm. This means you can bring your group, get in, watch the production, and get home a reasonable, predetermined time!
We make this promise to you… We will make sure that you still feel immersed in the action, that you are not disconnected and that you see God show up in a big way.
Our leadership team is already hard at work getting the elements of this years production underway to ensure a smooth transition to the new format. Our number one goal in all of this? Proclaiming God’s word in a unique manner to our community in hopes that many people find their way to a saving knowledge of Christ.
This is going to be exciting and we look forward to seeing what God does with this year’s production!
Here is the message you will encounter to better prepare you to leave your message…
You have reached the judgment seat hotline at Shiloh Baptist ChurchThe Judgment Seat will be held on Oct 28-31, 2013It is free and open to the public from 6-10pm each day it is open.If you have a question, please leave your name and phone number & brief message and we will call you back as soon as possible.No reservations are needed, but if you would like to make reservations for groups of 10 or more please leave your name, groups name, preferred date and time, and a daytime, evening, and cell phone number and we will call you back as soon as possible.If you would like to see what reservations are currently available, please visit thejudgmentseat.netThank you for calling and we look forward to seeing you at the Judgment Seat this year!
A friend of mine who is the youth minister at Cave Spring sent this to me yesterday and I asked if I could share this on our website. Here you go…
I realize this may not reach you in the next few days since you’re crazy busy or weeks since you’ll probably hibernate afterwards but I just wanted to say thanks for running Judgment Seat and having Cave Spring out last night.
Something very special happened for us last night and I think Judgment Seat played a big part in making it “click” for one of our students. About a year & a half ago some very good friends of ours that attend our church, the Frye family began the process of adopting Laura, a 15 year old girl from Latvia. Laura came on a 5 week summer visit with the Frye family and was adopted soon afterwards in October of last year. The thing is, she turned 16 in October and had her paperwork not been completed prior to her birthday she would have been kicked out of the system with very little money or education. The life she was facing was brutal at best. No hope of anything and would have probably been forced into human trafficking or sex slavery which is very common in Eastern Europe. Her idea of church or religion was not good. The main religion in Latvia is Greek Orthodox. The Churches over there look like palaces but did nothing for the least of these, the poor, sick, orphaned or widowed.
We began praying for her the moment we knew about her in the spring of 2011, that she would be able to come to America and be saved from the unthinkable lifestyle in Latvia and especially that she would come to know Christ and be saved spiritually also. She did not really believe in God or like the idea of Jesus, rejecting the gospel presentation in what seems like now, over 100 different occasions in the year & a half that we’ve known her. But yesterday was different. She was visibly bothered at the end of Judgment seat and her parents spoke to her afterwards at home. She had questions, which her parents answered while explaining the plan of salvation but wasn’t quite ready to commit her life to Christ before bed. Her mother tucked her in and left the room to complete some things around the house. She returned to Laura’s room to find that she was awake and Laura exclaimed in her heavy Latvian accent “I AM SO HAPPY! I HAVE GOOD NEWS! I AM A CHRISTIAN!”
Needless to say this is the work of many who prayed and showed her the love of Christ but I’d like to say thanks for what you and Shiloh do with Judgment Seat. Stuff like this is what makes doing youth ministry awesome.
In Christ Alone,
Cave Spring Baptist Church
The Judgment Seat 2012 is October 29-November 1 from 6-10 pm each night.
Tickets are not needed for the Judgment Seat. We reserve tons of walk-up time slots to make sure that each and every person who comes to The Judgment Seat can come, register, and go through with minimal wait times. If you have a group of 10 or more, we strongly encourage you to get reservations by calling 256-286-0509 so that your group can go through together with minimal wait times. Registration opens each evening at 5:30 pm.
Admission is FREE, but donations are accepted to help us defray the cost of this production.