Miami, FL- Empowered21 gathered select, significant next-generation leaders under the age of 40, from over 12 nations, in Miami, Florida from January 18 to 20, 2018 for global strategic planning, relationship-building and intergenerational mentoring at the E21 2018 Next Gen Global Summit.
“This is an exciting time for the Spirit-empowered movement globally,” said Billy Wilson, the President and Global Co-Chair of Empowered21. “The Spirit is moving worldwide and a tremendous number of young people are hearing the call and rising up to take their place alongside current leaders. The future looks bright.”
The event gathered young leaders from Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Russia, South Africa, and the United States to share dreams, ideas, and resources from their specific regions. The collaborations and budding relationships formed during the meeting will allow these young leaders to more fully unleash ministry worldwide in unity. (See list of leaders below.)
“I felt that it was important for me to come all the way here, not only to hear what God is doing all over the world,” said Pastor Chadwick Mohan of New Life Assembly of God Church in Chennai, India, “but also to build relationships with these leaders. We are all doing so much in our own worlds, but I am excited to explore what happens when we collaborate in unity.”
The attendees were able to share regional challenges, key outcomes, strategic and tactical needs, ministry opportunities, and generational insights. One of the most important moments was having some of the “fathers of the movement” minister and pray over the leaders as they look toward the future.
Also attending the international gathering were a few Empowered21 global participants who would be considered “fathers of the movement.” These fathers were able to share practical and spiritual wisdom and insights to the younger generation of leaders: Billy Wilson, Oral Roberts University (USA); Claudio Freidzon, King of Kings Church (Argentina); Alan Platt, Doxa Deo (South Africa); Rich Wilkerson, Sr., Trinity Church (USA); Philip Kitoto, International Christian Centre (Kenya); and Stephen Christiansen, Jesus Church (Norway).
“It was truly an honor to be in the room and hear what the Lord is doing around the world right now,” said Rob Hoskins, CEO of One Hope and E21 Executive Next Gen Liaison. “These young men and women are some of the key leaders that will take this Spirit-empowered movement to the next era and season via a global move of the Spirit.”
The global event was hosted by Hoskins, Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr. of Vous Church, and Rich Wilkerson, Sr. of Trinity Church.
Attending the global collaborative were: Heath Adamson, Convoy of Hope (USA); Daniela Freidzon-McCabe, King of Kings (Argentina); Gibson Anduvate, International Christian Centre (Kenya); Maximiliano Barroso, IPHC (USA); Alberto Bello, New Creation (USA); Jamie Corcoran, Lighthouse Church (Ireland); John-Paul Foster, Faithful Central Bible Church (USA); David Grabovenko, The Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith (Russia); Anton Kraft, Kharkiv Christian Church (Russia); Jurie Kriel, Doxa Deo (South Africa); Chadwick Mohan, New Life Assembly of God Church (India); Nathan Morris, Shake the Nations Ministry (USA); Billy Njotorahardjo, GBI Bethany (Indonesia); Terry Parkman, River Valley Church (USA); Assif Reid, Every Tribe (USA); Esteban Solis, Evangelistic Center/ Fe Urbana (Costa Rica); Dan Steege, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (Australia); Josh Surratt, Seacoast Church (USA); Daniel Tassone, Jesus Revolution (Norway); Roberto Torres Cedillo, Christian Broadcasting Network (USA); Josh Turner, Celebration Church Orlando (USA); Ben Woodman, Alpha Canada (USA).
The next E21 Next Gen Global Summit will convene January 22 to 24, 2019 in Dubai and in Jerusalem May 31 to June 3rd, 2020.
Empowered21 aims to help shape the future of the global Spirit‐empowered movement throughout the world by focusing on crucial issues facing the movement and connecting generations for intergenerational blessing and impartation. Their vision is that every person on Earth would have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit by Pentecost 2033. Get more information at www.empowered21.com. Empowered21 is a Kingdom initiative served by Oral Roberts University, www.oru.edu.