We hosted Seeds Family Worship on their "Trust Jesus Tour" at the end of July which was a lot easier on the finances than to book them outside of their tour schedule ($2k vs. $4k). The cost was still prohibitive for us but our partnering church from Mississippi had a Sunday school class that took a love offering for the event. Their gracious gift covered the entire tour cost plus allowed us to purchase resources to aid our children's ministry with dvd's from Seeds. The Seeds Family Worship Team was also overwhelmingly generous toward us. We had hoped to provide each of the kids involved in our Wednesday night children's ministry (many of whom are otherwise unchurched) with a free cd. We estimated a cost of $250 ($10/cd). Seeds worked with us to not only provide for this need but to buy most of the dvd catalog (with a church license!) to be used to supplement the children's worship time on Wednesday nights for under $300.
Greg Payton also came from Laurel with the MTSBC sound equipment to ensure that all of our sound needs were met. The event was wonderful and has opened a few more doors for us in the community since!