Disney World in Florida is a unique and dynamic landscape, a leading tourist destination in the world and a sought-after experience by millions every year. It is a place where all types of people gather. It is also a place where the Gospel harvest is plentiful, and a perfect place for an “Immersion.”
Disney World is home to a rich and fresh Christian Community called Cast Member Church. With a laser focus on Disney staff, or “Cast Members,” this fresh expression ministers and reaches out to Cast Members and invites them into a faith community. Cast Member Church is an uncommon, creative and fruitful expression of the Kingdom of God that will spark your imagination of what Church can be.
Does it Take an Immersion?
An immersion is an opportunity to not just learn, but experience a new and fresh approach to Church. It’s also a unique space where you can share and journey with other pilgrims who want to learn about the foundational elements of the Church’s mission, such as transformational relationships, bearing good news, helping people to know and grow in their knowledge and love of Christ.
After participating in the 2023 Immersion, here’s what a few people had to say:
The Disney Immersion training was transformational in my faith journey as an individual and a church leader. We participated in a Jesus-centered, people-centered, budgetless, buildingless ministry. In just a few days, I walked away with a new lens in which to see the church.Phillip LaDeur (Director, Organizational Innovation, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)
The principles [learned don’t just] apply to church ministry, but expand to every area of life. Our prayer walks in Epcot changed my heart. Fresh Expressions Immersion at Disney World is magic.Reverend Dina A. Miani-Lauman (Garden Prairie United Church of Christ, Garden Prairie, IL)
The Disney Immersion through Fresh Expressions is honestly one of the best if not the best experience I’ve had in my 15+ years of professional ministry. I got more out of the time I spent with Steven and Jon than the various conferences, seminars, and workshops I’ve taken part in before.Craig Yoshihara (Pastor, Evergreen Valley UMC, San Jose, CA)
Disney Immersion is a missional laboratory, where you can witness a vibrant approach to reaching out to people who are exploring faith. You will learn a ministry of “with-ness,” being among people like Jesus did and learn how to engage in authentic, meaningful, Kingdom conversations.
Join us for a few days that can change your mind and help you understand the church’s mission is in our changed world.