Mario Murillo’s word of encouragement to church leaders is, to me, a follow up from a sermon he preached in Dallas several years ago. It was titled, “Meanwhile, Back at the Church”. I quote Joshua 1:9 – “This is my command–be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
The church in America has been struck by an iceberg. Over one thousand preachers a month are leaving the ministry defeated by the open hostility of our culture and the draining effect of lukewarm believers. We cannot go on this way. There must be an answer.
What if we had a convention designed to confront the threat against the American Church? What if we had a convention that brushed aside all of the frills and distractions and instead focused on receiving power and fresh direction?
The American Church will not be turned around by supermen but by supernatural men. We do not need better equipment, new organizations, novel methods, but vessels that the Holy Ghost can use—vessels who pray with prevailing might. God does not flow through religious machinery but through human beings, he does not anoint plans, but people—people of prayer.
It is our conviction that there is a…
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