On Saturday, March 14, the Church in Reno, Nevada, held its third annual OneCry Reno event, attended by over 500 followers of Christ from 76 local churches and related ministries.
Unlike most religious gatherings, this one continues to have true diversity. In attendance were solid numbers of the different Christian “tribes”—White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Evangelical, Charismatic, Pentecostal.
Despite the wide variety of those in attendance, the sense of love and unity was palpable to those of us privileged to be there. It made us think of Revelation 7:9, “After this I looked, and there before me was a ...
Last week, I wrote about sharing with Life Action’s ministry teams before going out for a long season of ministry. I shared with them things I had hoped and imagined God doing.
That year, the team I was leading saw God do even more than I had imagined. Everything began to change after God burdened us to pray and fast and wait on Him.
During the next couple of years, I recorded a whole list of things I had never seen during my previous fourteen years of Summit ministry. Here is part of that list:
- Men meeting every day ...
In 2010 I was a leader on one of the traveling Summit teams of Life Action Ministries (OneCry’s parent organization). We would go into local churches and hold meetings for close to two weeks at a time.
Near the end of our training time, I was asked to give a ten-minute message to the teams before they headed out for a year of local church ministry. The topic was “Imagine Our Destiny.”
It was fun! I was able to share things I had often prayed for over the previous years but had, at best, rarely seen or heard about ...
What is the answer to the problems America is facing? What do our culture, our churches, and our families need most?
Many believe that we need another Reformation, and thus we need to be working on reformation in the church. Some even teach that we need another Reformation instead of a Revival.
Some believe that reformation needs to precede revival. Others believe that revival precedes reformation and will be needed in order to see another great Reformation.
Whatever your view may be, revival and reformation are different ... and I believe both are needed!
In a formal sense, we may ...
As the passion for spiritual awakening grows daily among increasing numbers of Christ-followers in America, more and more people are wondering what they can do to accelerate God’s impact in their church, in their community, and in cities all across our hurting nation.
To provide answers to these and related questions, leaders from more than a dozen Christian organizations—including OneCry—have established Heart-Cry for Revival, a unique conference with a razor-sharp focus on spiritual awakening, held at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, NC, April 13–16, 2015.
At this gathering, attendees will learn ...
Our greatest misconception is that God is uninterested in us. From the beginning, our ancient Enemy has deceived us into thinking that God is holding out on us and has no interest in our fellowship.
But the testimony of Scripture (and of men and women who have known Him) shatters this lie like a hammer shattering rock.
The Divine Invitation
“So be ready by morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to Me on the top of the mountain” (Exodus 34:2 NASB).
Moses was invited by God, as a representative of the ...
Twin brothers with a passion for Jesus Christ, David and Jason Benham seek to follow Him in ways best described by the title of their recently-published book, Whatever the Cost.
As successful entrepreneurs, the Benhams have built multiple enterprises, resulting in their efforts being featured in numerous business magazines and journals.
In 2012, David and Jason helped organize Charlotte714, a city-wide call for spiritual awakening in their hometown of Charlotte, NC.
Due to their stand for Christ and His Word, the brothers have also felt the sting of rejection by a culture that increasingly considers God’s standards unacceptably intolerant ...
It came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to God. So God heard their groaning; and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God saw the sons of Israel, and God took notice of them (Exodus 2:23-25 NASB).
There are moments in life where all we have is a cry.
The Israelites were there. They had suffered under Egyptian bondage for 400 years. The ...
[Editor’s Note: As we continue to turn, pray, and unite, let’s focus our attention on the world of higher education. Our good friends at Collegiate Day of Prayer have been mobilizing churches and campus ministries to seek God for a spiritual awakening on college campuses for the last six years.
If you would like to link arms with thousands of people across our nation to intercede for students and professors on February 26, please register to pray and adopt a campus here.
While the following was written for those participating in the Collegiate Day of Prayer, it contains ...
I am amazed at how much the world’s way of doing things influences us followers of Christ. Without constant thought and prayer, we ingest the world’s notions of things like we inhale the air we breathe. We need consistently to compare the values our world teaches with Scripture’s wisdom.
Take the concept of retirement, for example. The American Dream says we are to work tirelessly for most of our lives so we can spend our last years lounging on beaches, traveling the world, and playing golf. After all, we’ve earned it!
But where do we get ...