Downpour is a home-grown, Free Christian Music Festival in Great Falls, Montana. We are staffed by volunteers, and our desire is to share the gospel with non-believers while breaking down church walls and barriers. Downpour was the realized idea of two Great Falls area natives, who still work and live in the area. It is sponsored locally, staffed locally, and locally operated.
No one "owns" Downpour Festival. It is a non-profit organization that is operated by three officers, and an extended advisory council that represents numerous churches in Great Falls. It is primarily funded through churches, though many businesses and individuals contribute as well.
We focus really hard on being a legitimate organization with our own 501c3 designation, while still offering "at home" access to our staff so that we can personally field your questions and consider your ideas.
Myths vs. Realities about how Downpour is funded
Statement of Faith
We Believe... in one God, creator of all things, externally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and that these are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.
... in the deity of Jesus Christ, His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His substitutionary death on a cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascention to the right hand of the Father, and His personal, imminent return.
... that man was created by and for God, and as a consequence of man's disobedience, every person incurred spiritual death, or separation from God, and physical death, and that all people are sinners by nature and practice.
... in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit indwelling all believers, thus enabling and empowring the life and ministry of the believer.
... in the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the eternal blessing of those in right relationship with God, and the eternal punishment of those who have rejected God's forgiveness, by His Son, Jesus Christ.