Graduation Lovefeast

Every quarter students from the previous quarter's Discipleship Training School (DTS) return to YWAM Lausanne for about a week to debrief and share what they did while serving in their location. The week culminates in a graduation and celebration evening with a special dinner, in YWAM we calls this a 'lovefeast.' 

Side note and interesting fact: The name lovefeast name comes from when the early disciples met and broke bread together. Certain denominations such as the Moravian church still have this practice. A quick description: "The Love Feast, or Agape Meal, is a Christian fellowship meal recalling the meals Jesus shared with disciples during his ministry and expressing the koinonia (community, sharing, fellowship) enjoyed by the family of Christ." (info found here and hereInteresting facts to discover as I did not know the history of the term before!

So this past quarter me and the other students in the Ministry and Leadership Development School were in charge of organizing and making the whole night happen. The many areas we coordinated included: the graduation and event plan for the evening, decoration, and cooking for around 170 people. I led the decorating team and focused on on including bright colors that would coordinate with the vibrant Mexican food served.