The Undignified Event is a free-to-attend praise and worship concert for teens and young adults. It’s an idea that God inspired when Rachel Carpenter was 16 years old. After loads of hard work, we hosted our first event on September 21st, 2013 (shortly after I turned 19). We had an estimated 1,000-1,200 in attendance!
After some more prayer and searching, Rachel came to the conclusion that God wasn’t finished with the event.
What is the purpose?
The Undignified Event is more than just a worship concert – it is a call to the believing teens and young adults of Ohio to gather in one place and publicly worship the one God. It’s a statement to the world around us that we are not afraid to worship, even in the face of ridicule.
But it is even more than that.
God communes with His people when they worship and His presence is an undeniable thing once you have felt it. We bring the presence of God to the public through the invitation of our worship. Unbelief doesn’t last when face to face with the presence of God.
Where did the idea come from?
The idea came from God as Rachel was reading the book Do Hard Things. She asked God to give her something hard to do. His response: “Invite every teenager in Ohio to come to one place and worship Me.” Thus Undignified Event became a dream in the heart of a sixteen year old girl. It has since grown in size, audience, age and heart.
Where did the name come from?
“Undignified” was prayerfully selected from the scripture 2 Samuel 6:22. In that passage, King David is found dancing wildly before the ark of the Lord. When his wife sees it, she scorns him publicly, telling him it is not appropriate for a king to behave in such a disgraceful manner. David’s ever so simple reply is this: “I will become even more undignified than this.”
How do you fund this free event?
This free-to-attend event is made possible through the donations of churches, businesses and individuals like you. 🙂
When is the next event?
If your church would like to host An Undignified Event (we bring the event to your church’s sanctuary, yard or parking lot!), please contact us at UndignifiedEvent (at) gmail (dot) com. Details for the next epic outdoor The Undignified Event, are coming soon!