The executive team started preparing for the summer projects and development as early as the end of 2016. The major task was to complete needed renovations of the remaining dormitories before the end of the summer. This would double the capacity of people that could stay at the campus at one time to 50. Plans to make it possible for 100 people to stay at the campus are currently in development for next year. This will allow Jubilee World and organizations to utilize space for summer programs and volunteers.
In January 2017, Jubilee World HQ worked with community organizations and leaders to acquire all needed materials and resources to complete phase 2 of development for the facility. This included a long list of materials such as paint, flooring, tiles, tools and equipment. The collaboration was a major success with over a dozen organizations donating. This campaign took four months and by May the goal was reached and initial phase 2 renovations had started. One note worthy donation was from a paint company "Paint Away" which donated 100 gallons of paint and has committed to supply paint for the entire campus renovation project.
"We have a major task in the remaining months to prepare for the renovations to start in 2018. But, the structure and plan we created during this year was a major success and we will continue with the same structure for 2018. We pray that 2018 will open more opertunities and resources for the surrounding communities", stated Aaron Reppert.
"Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God." Martin Luther said.
On July 27, Jubilee World in St. Louis marked the completion of summer programs and campus development. Over 100 volunteers came to help with cleanup and development for the campus during the summer. Volunteers came from YouthWorks, Mentors in Motion, Jubilee Latin America, all parts of the nation and the local St. Louis community to support the vision of community development.
Each day, God strengths the hearts of people who laid down their lives to work for His kingdom. Serving each ministry, God's people work diligently to bring alive the vision in their hearts. Jubilee World encourages to its musicians and members to compose original songs. It will be based on original Jubilee gospel songs, composed by Jubilee members all over the world. The fellowship desires to touch the heart of every listener as they hear the songs.
The evening of Sunday, July 9, 2017, Jubilee World hosted a successful anniversary concert, featuring five original, multi-language compositions by Jubilee members. Leaders and members, and the general public, received much joy and grace in the concert, through which God poured out His grace. All glory and thanks to God!
At Jubilee World General Assembly, guest speakers were invited to deliver lectures to Jubilee members and leaders. The lecturers each spent an hour telling their stories and sharing their experiences found in walking with Jesus Christ.
Saturday evening, on July 8, 2017, Jubilee World hosted its 15th anniversary classical concert. The concert features the conductor Ms. Elke Overton, a professional winds octet (consisting 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, and 2 horns), and Jubilee Chorus of 12 singers. Audience from Jubilee World and from the general public attended the concert with eagerness. With beauty and grace, the musical collaboration witnessed the majesty and glory of God.