Announcing Pentecost Sunday Initiative
The Empowered21 Global Council Announces Plans for 2012 Pentecost Sunday Initiative
One Day and One Message Through an International Movement
Cleveland, Tenn.– Empowered21–a broad coalition of churches, ministries and organizations working together to help shape the future of the Spirit empowered movement around the world–has announced plans for a Pentecost Sunday Initiative this year (www.pentecostsunday.tv). It is a global initiative scheduled for Pentecost weekend and Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012, in which pulpits all over the world will proclaim the transforming, renewing, empowering truth of the Holy Spirit.
Empowered21 (www.empowered21.org) is committed to seeing new generations experience the power and presence of the living God by preaching and teaching about the Holy Spirit through this one day, one message international movement—a movement to discover anew God’s presence and power on Pentecost Sunday.
The Global Vision of Empowered21 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.”
A special daily blog tour from leaders in the Spirit-empowered movement and resources are being provided at www.pentecostsunday.tv with the goal of assisting pastors all over the world in preaching about the Holy Spirit and His work among God’s people on a single day of unity and power. Thousands of churches and ministries on the six inhabited continents are expected to participate. No church is too small or too large to be a part of this unified proclamation of the Holy Spirit’s ministry. Churches are encouraged to register their participation at www.pentecostsunday.tv .
Billy Wilson, Executive Director for the International Center for Spiritual Renewal and Empowered21 and Co- Chair of the Empowered21 Global Council (www.empowered21.com/about/leadership/), said, “The Pentecost Sunday Initiative is a simple idea birthed from our Empowered21 conversations where new generations have requested to learn more about the Holy Spirit and God’s immediate presence in their lives.
We have always celebrated Christmas and Easter in a big way in the Spirit-empowered church and we believe that it is appropriate to celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the church at Pentecost in a big way as well. We anticipate that thousands of believers will experience the baptism of the Holy Spirit around the world on this exciting day. 2012 is just the beginning as we proclaim Pentecost afresh in the 21st century.”
Robert Morris, Senior Pastor of Gateway Church in Dallas/Fort Worth and a member of the Empowered21 Global Council said: “When I first heard the concept and idea of asking every pastor in the world to preach on the power of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday, I felt this was God inspired. What could happen if we unite in preaching and teaching what the Bible says about the power, the person and the presence of the Holy Spirit? When the early church received this power they turned their world upside down. I want to encourage pastors around the world to commit to preaching and teaching on the Holy Spirit this Pentecost Sunday that we may also experience the power needed to turn our world upside down for the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Empowered21 presently has 11 global leadership teams that have formed to pursue initiatives and events in their region of the world– helping shape the future of the Global Spirit-empowered movement by focusing on crucial issues facing the movement and connecting generations for intergenerational blessing and impartation.
Each regional cabinet, Africa, Francophone Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, United States, USA Hispanic, Oceania, and the Caribbean operate under the same global vision, mission and purposes in their region and pursue them in unique ways. Recently the Empowered21 Asia Cabinet sponsored an Asian Congress with 14,000 attendees from 49 nations and the USA Empowered21 Cabinet sponsored Converge21 USA, a by-invitation only event for leaders, scholars and next gen voices held in partnership with the Society for Pentecostal Studies. The next large regional event will be led by the Empowered21 Latin American Cabinet in partnership with Expolit, Enlace Television Network and Luis Palau Ministries at the Expolit Conference in Miami, Florida scheduled for May 3-8, 2012. All of the regions are participating in the Pentecost Sunday initiative. The next Empowered21 Global Congress is scheduled to be held on the week before Pentecost Sunday 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel.
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