It is no secret that the church in North America is in need of a spiritual awakening. According to some studies, 1,500 U.S. pastors are leaving pastoral ministry every month due to church conflict, moral failure, marital stress, family issues, or personal problems. Meanwhile, church attendance across America has decreased 12% in the last decade. In the last 15 years, we have spent $500 billion on church growth efforts with no appreciable impact.
Now more than ever, the church in North America is in critical need of Christian leaders who are committed to seeking God, and leading their people to experience the supernatural power of Christ.
We Need Each Other
In an age of personality-driven resources and corporate models, we have more technology, money, leadership savvy strategies, and ministry tools than at any other time in the history of the Christian Church. Still, more and more pastors are feeling discouraged, weary, alone, and leaving the ministry.
"Satan is after pastors. Satan is after leaders. So many things can come against you; discouragement, isolation, even depression..."
-Pastor Danny Hodges, Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg, FL
We Need God's Blessing
We desperately need a fresh reliance on the power of the Holy Spirit, experienced and led by those who shepherd the church. This can happen through a renewed commitment to prayer and the ministry of the word.
When we unite our hearts together around a vision for a church committed to prayer and the ministry of the Word, through the power of the Holy Spirit, things will change, Christ will be honored, and His mission for this world will be accomplished.
As pastors, it is our duty to model and lead the change that we so desperately need in this nation. Will you join us?
"It's to be remembered that all revivals in the history of the Christian Church that have shook towns, cities, and countries, all began with people saying, 'We can't take what is anymore. We've got to ask God for something fresh!'"
- Pastor Jim Cymbala, Brooklyn Tabernacle, Brooklyn, NY