Significant Gathering

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In just a few days the General Conventions and General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene will be held in Indianapolis (June 22-29) at the convention center. This historic gathering of Nazarenes from all over the world only happens every four years and this year will be taking place in our back door. There will be open worship services each evening June 22-24 (Thurs.-Sat) at 7:00pm with one of our General Superintendents preaching. Sunday services, June 25, will be at 10:00am and 4:00pm with one of the General Superintendents preaching in each service. Business and legislative sessions will be Monday-Thursday (June 26-29). I would encourage you to attend any of these services possible and especially be praying for these important services and meetings. Pray also for safe travel as many will be coming from all parts of the world. We are expecting 20,000+ people to attend. Our prayer is that God’s anointing will be on this time in such a way that a spirit of revival would break out and would go with those in attendance back to their corner of the world. Wouldn’t it be great if a spirit of revival would take over this gathering and spread around the globe in our churches?

Also, pray that God’s spirit will be in all the business and legislative sessions. This body of delegates will be electing two new General Superintendents to replace two who are retiring. This body will also affirm the doctrines and beliefs of the Church of the Nazarene. I am personally thankful for the biblical doctrine of our church. We believe that man is sinful and needs the forgiveness provided through Jesus Christ and His death on the cross. We further believe that we are called to live holy lives which can only be accomplished through the power of the Holy Spirit filling and cleansing our hearts. We believe that our Lord will return and that we will all stand before Him to give an account of the life we have lived. It is important what we believe. If we do not know what we believe and why we believe it, we are subject to many false teachings. There seems to be an attitude today that you can believe anything you want. We hold that the Bible holds the truth that we need for living, salvation, and eternal life with God. I thank God for the doctrines of the Church of the Nazarene and ask you to join me in praying for God to bless these important meetings.