Friday, July 11, 2008

The Apostolic Mission School

Preparing a generation to serve the
end-time purposes of a Sovereign King

We are in the process of interviewing our first class of students for The Apostolic Mission School at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. These young people are signing up for three years of rigorous training in missions and prayer. They are signing up to spend 10 months of their training in a middle eastern nation learning Arabic so that they can impact the Muslim world. They are signing up to be a witness for Christ and a messenger for His Kingdom. The Greek word for "witness" is the root word from which we get the word "martyr."
These young people are signing up to give their all to Jesus. I am not worthy to be running with them.
But Jesus is worthy of their sacrificial love!
I know that He is watching with glistening eyes and a beating heart. He is going to pour out His favor on these precious forerunners.
Will you sign up to pray for this first class first class? You can join Team 1:11--A prayer network for The Apostolic Mission School. It's based on Malachi 1:11. We believe that through intercessors like you and students like the ones we are accepting, the earth will be filled with the glory of God.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Changing Church in America

When we talk about the church today, we can no longer use the same old denominational categories. It's no longer the Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Pentecostals and Catholics. The Church in America has a changing face.
Here are some thought-provoking statistics from a study of the church in America that included the years 1990 through 2000:
Islam increased by 42%
Buddhism increased by 109.5%
Hinduism increased by 237.4%
Wicca increased by 1,575% (that's not a typo!)
Over this same period, the Christian church in America continued to decline. What has happened to a movement that had as few as 25,000 in AD 100 and grew to up to 20,000,000 in AD 310?
If we keep doing what we are doing we will end up where we are going. Something has got to give! Will you join me in believing that God is changing the expression of the Church as we approach the end of this age? Will you pray with me that there will be a remnant who are alert, sensitive and willing to risk everything to see the Bride radiant and powerful as we prepare for Christ's triumphant return?