Mardi Gras 2018
LEAD NOW Brochure
We are inviting high school Juniors, Seniors, early college-age, and church Youth Pastors to participate in our annual Mardi Gras Outreach & Conference for the first time ever! View our brochure for details.
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 4, 2017.
LEAD NOW Excused Absence Letter
High school and college-aged guests may share this letter to their supervisors as proof of their attendance of SUM's 2018 Mardi Gras Outreach & Conference.
PRE-Mardi Gras Student Survey
The PRE- event survey with help SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary better assist and prepare current and future students. The survey must be completed on Canvas by all students receiving credit for Mardi Gras.
Deadline: February 8, 2018
POST-Mardi Gras Student Survey
The POST- event survey with help SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary better assist and prepare current and future students by comparing both surveys results. The survey must be completed on Canvas by all students receiving credit for Mardi Gras.
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Mardi Gras Worship Team Audition - ALL POSITIONS FILLED We are looking for gifted musicians and vocalists who desire to worship God and lead others into a place of intimate and fiery worship. Please click the link for audition instructions. The audition is to help us create the best team possible.
Mardi Gras - Leave of Absence Request
If you are an enrolled SUM student who cannot make it to Mardi Gras 2018, please fill out this form with documentation, so that it can be reviewed and approved by the Dean of Student Ministry.
What to Bring
modest attire for group sessions • a pocket bible (having “witnessing” scriptures highlighted or marked is helpful) • back pack (you will need to carry snacks, water, etc. in it) • clothing for 30-80 degree weather (weather can change hour to hour in NOLA) • rain poncho (please keep it in backpack) • notepad and pen • personal state photo id • breath mints or gum • comfortable walking shoes (there will be lots of walking please wear appropriate shoes) • money (there will be at least once a day that you have to purchase your own meals) • bottled water (you can purchase it once you arrive) • personal hygiene needs (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.) • a good servants attitude!!!!
What Not to Bring
ipod, mp3 or cd players • tobacco and illegal drugs • shaving cream [gel only] • electronic games • firearms/fireworks • radio • expensive watch or jewelry • knives or weapons • water guns & water balloons • video cameras • nonprescription medication [over the counter meds]
ATTENTION VISIONARY LEADERS AND GUEST PASTORS:
Simply click "Private: Visionary Leaders" on the right sidebar if you wish to only see your key events.
Student Training Videos
Lead Now and SUM Students should watch these videos to prepare for the outreach.
Recap of 2016 Mardi Gras
Here is a taste of what the Mardi Gras General Sessions have been like: