Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) commanded attention at the “XR (Extended Reality) Festival” hosted at Bethany Lutheran College by the Christ in Media Institute on April 1-2. Lutheran high schools had been invited to participate in the “XR Project” in which student teams would study applications of XR for education and Gospel outreach, then attend the Festival to report their findings. Four schools participated (St. Croix, Luther Onalaska, Northland, and Fox Valley) with their combined 17 students among 62 registered attendees. The students came through with ideas ranging from 360-degree church service videos, through Christian VR games, to adding Christian music to the Beat Sabre challenge. Local Pastor Rob Guenther and London Missionary Mike Hartman described their VR ventures, and discussions extended into VR applications in medical and clinical settings. Christine Lion-Bailey from New Jersey, expert in K-through-college educational technology, keynoted the Festival, also speaking to special sessions for Bethany Education majors (more than 50 attended) and homeschooling families (two attended). Josh Knutson represented our corporate partner, ByteSpeed, providing VR demonstrations and added an introduction to esports. Bethany’s own Dr. Brian Klebig opened the Festival effectively describing “The Xtent of XR,” and student volunteers from Bethany’s S.T.O.R.M. group (Serving Through Outreach, Relief, and Missions) pitched in to welcome visitors at registration and to prepare and serve a hot breakfast. Just as CMI’s 2012 “Media Outreach in World Missions” Conference helped launch wide-ranging Gospel outreach ventures using cellphones, with the Holy Spirit’s blessing the XR Festival can inspire new ways of using extended reality technology to spread the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ.