A contemporary Christian music festival that previously rocked the Lake of the Ozarks for more than a decade may be making a comeback.

“Crossover Worship” will test the waters and raise money in hopes of bringing back the Crossover Christian Music Festival in 2019. Held in Camdenton for 11 years, from 1999 to 2010, this festival featured several nationally-recognized bands and speakers each night of a multi-day event, but ceased here after economic recession struck locally and across the nation. 

According to a recent press release from organizers, “Many people in the community have fond memories of the Festival and have repeatedly requested it to come back.”

To that end, organizers are raising funds and promoting the possible return next year through the first Crossover Worship featuring guest speaker Dylan Robinson from The Well Church in Springfield, Missouri. Alan Sullivan is the director.

The non-denominational church service will be Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Ozarks Amphitheater in Camdenton, the former site of Crossover Christian Music Festival when the amphitheater was under different ownership.

The service is being held with the help of a broad base of several lake area pastors and a combined praise team from several local churches. Crossover Worship is free and everyone is welcome regardless of church affiliation, or even if they don’t attend church at all. 

“It will be a great time to celebrate unity in our community. This service is not provided by any one church or denomination, it involves every church, as all are part of the body of Christ. The vision for Crossover Worship was found in Ephesians 4:1-16. ‘Building a Bridge to Community with Music and Hope.’”

Pre-worship music begins at 10 a.m., and service begins at 10:30. The service should conclude around noon. 

In case of inclement weather, the service will be relocated to the Camdenton High School Gymnasium. Spirit FM 91.7, the local Christian Radio station located in Camdenton, will broadcast the change of venue if it becomes necessary. 

An offering will be taken – offerings may be designated to the attendee’s local church – and Crossover will ensure that designated offerings are delivered to the proper church. Contributions to support Crossover will also be accepted. 

More information can be found at www.crossovermusicfestival.com or on Facebook at crossoverworshipMO.