Why Lead Now?

SUM students from the main campus and from across our nation (and from our foreign sites) converge on the city of New Orleans each year. This explosive 6-day gathering consist of a Visionary Leadership Conference and our street evangelism outreach. Students are empowered by the Holy Spirit through worship, prayer and preaching of God’s Word by dynamic Visionary Leaders.

Lead Now participants take part in a 6-day conference and outreach which takes places during Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Bible declares that, “now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). It was Jesus’ mission was to “seek and save” those who are spiritual loss. We invite others who also realize the sense of urgency regarding bringing Christ’s message of hope to a hurting and dying world.

Our Mission

Lead Now is a ministry of SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary (SUM). SUM equips indigenous leaders from America and the nations of the world by offering an affordable theological education combining academic instruction with practical hands-on ministry and personal mentorship. Our mission empowers these leaders to be instruments of change in their communities. SUM is dedicated to Empowering Leaders for the Fivefold Ministry.

Students gather as the army of God and share their faith with lost and hurting people. SUM’s Mardi Gras Outreach is an environment that honors God and encourages spiritual growth. Student leaders and SUM staff provide strong, caring, Christian discipleship in a heart-softening and safe atmosphere. We are praying for each attendee as they prepare for their time with us each winter. Lives are changed every year during Mardi Gras! We look forward to you joining us in this adventure!