Empowered21 invites pastors, churches and ministry leaders from around the world to proclaim the transforming, renewing power and presence of the living God to a new generation by preaching about the Holy Spirit in the weeks leading up to Pentecost Sunday, June 08, 2014. The Pentecost initiative has grown exponentially in the last year, experiencing more than 1,000% growth with Pentecost celebrations occurring in churches and ministries from over 100 nations.
“It is imperative that the church shares their passion with the next generation by embracing and celebrating the full power of the Holy Spirit,” said Empowered21 Global Co-Chair and General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God George Wood. “It is our earnest hope ‘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.’”
“We saw a powerful response to the Pentecost initiative last year,” said Empowered21 Global Co-Chair and Oral Roberts University President William Wilson. “It is amazing to see the many sites around the world that are hosting meetings this year celebrating the Holy Spirit. We look forward to seeing how God will use Pentecost 2014 to reach lost people around the world.”
Empowered21 regional celebrations will take place in Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong and the United States among others. Last year, the Asia Congress had more than 8,000 attendees from 43 nations. For a full list of events, visit http://www.empowered21.com.
In response to their Pentecost 2013 initiative, Empowered21 received personal testimonies and reports of thousands receiving the fullness of the Holy Spirit, as well as salvations, accounts of miracles, healings and baptisms.
Ministry leaders and laity can participate in Empowered21’s Pentecost 2014 initiative by simply committing to preach and teach on the Holy Spirit during Pentecost week. Churches are encouraged to fast and pray during the weeks between Easter and Pentecost Sunday. Empowered21 is providing free materials including sermon outlines, Bible study, devotionals, music, videos and more to those who register for Pentecost 2014, Celebrate the Spirit.
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 http://www.empowered21.com. Empowered21 is a Kingdom initiative served by Oral Roberts University, http://www.oru.edu.
For more information about Empowered21, visit www.empowered21.com.