About

David’s Tent hosts an annual 72-hour non-stop worship festival where thousands come away to worship together with people from all over the world, across different denominations and church expressions. The summer festival is held on Wiston Estate in West Sussex and we also host local worship events throughout the rest of the year

 

It all started back in 2012 when we began to ask the question, “what would it look like to worship the Lord non-stop like King David did? What would it look like to see a restored worship culture where God’s presence is given highest priority?” The summer event which grew out of that is now running into its seventh year. The David’s Tent community is seeing incredible growth, with an expectation to see more than five thousand worshippers join us this August

 

We are experiencing the beginnings of a move of God here in the UK; He is stirring up worshippers who are united in their desire to meet with him and serve the local church. The fruit we’re already seeing is a renewed, uninhibited passion to worship and a vibrant community of deep and life-giving friendships formed in God’s presence. We believe that we are only at the beginning of what the Lord is raising up here in our nation and beyond, and we invite you to join us

 

See here for more about our Staff and Leadership Team

Why David’s Tent?

 

In the Old Testament, there were two tents of meeting (tabernacles) used for corporate worship – the tabernacle of Moses and the tabernacle of David. God had provided instructions for the tabernacle of Moses (Exodus 26) as a place for ritual sacrifices that were performed by selected priests who would represent the people to God and God to the people. King David later set up another tent to host day and night worship that was open to people from all walks of life to come and participate in (1 Chronicles 16). It was filled with teams of worshippers who would minister to the Lord around the clock with songs, music, and rejoicing

 

David’s Tent was a place that people could gather to worship God without being separated from His presence by a veil. It was a prophetic picture of the kind of worship in God’s presence that Jesus made a way for, through His death on the cross (Mark 15:28). In Acts 15, the apostle James addressed the council at Jerusalem with the Amos 9 prophecy about the restoration of David’s fallen tent. The message he relayed was that everyone – regardless of whether Jew or Gentile – are welcome in God’ s presence

 

Our heart for David’s Tent is not that we would recreate Old Testament biblical rituals but that we would create a space where everyone is free and welcome to enjoy God’s presence in the fullness of unity. We believe that the culture of worship from David’s tabernacle is being restored – not just in a field in Sussex but in the hearts and lives of everyone who comes and builds the community of worshippers in the UK and beyond. Our hope is that people come, get refreshed and return to their churches and communities with the fresh fire of revival, with each of us becoming ‘David’s Tent’ as a lifestyle

 

We believe “a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24

Our Beliefs

 

We believe that God’s presence is enough; that in His presence we have access to everything we need and everything He wants to give us

 

We believe in God the Father, in Jesus Christ our Saviour and in Holy Spirit. We believe in this Trinity we find our King, Creator, and Redeemer; that they are just, merciful, faithful, loving, true, good and holy

 

We believe people are created in the image of God with an ability and a destiny to know and enjoy relationship with Him. That even though we have rejected this and chosen a lifestyle that excludes Him, He still wants to know us.  We can all be restored into relationship with Him

 

We believe that in His relentless mercy God the Father sent Jesus, His Son, to earth. He was crucified for our sins, died and was buried, but on the third day was raised back to life. Through this He gave us access to a life fully connected to Him, then He ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us

 

We believe that after Jesus ascended God sent Holy Spirit to lead, empower, convict, inspire and encourage us. With Holy Spirit living in and working through us we will see the world changed, one relationship at a time

 

We believe the Bible is the truth, God-breathed and a vital part of our relationship with Him

 

We believe in the Church, a beautiful multi-faceted family made up of individuals of every age, race, colour, and language joined through love for and faith in Jesus Christ

 

We believe that the church in all its forms, filled with the love and power of God is the hope for the world

 

We believe Jesus loves His church so much that He’s returning for her

 

We believe we are a chosen generation, a Jacob generation that seeks God’s face

 

We believe that God is rebuilding David’s fallen tent, the ruins are being re-built so that “the rest of mankind may seek the Lord” Acts 15:17