Sometimes the only way forward is back.
Back to the place of encounter.
Back to the place of remembrance.
Back to the place of prayer.
Because it all comes back in order in the place of prayer.
The early church in the book of Acts knew about the importance of prayer. They knew it was important to wait on the Holy Spirit to be poured out, to fill them up.
In the same way, we need to enter and wait in the places of prayer. At ReBoot/ReStart we sought the Lord for more of His Presence and power, going back to the place of prayer. Each day began with extended times of worship, ministering to the Lord and receiving His loving ministry in return. Gary Hutchison, Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church, spoke on the book of Acts at both the Friday and Saturday sessions.
Couldn’t make it? Watch or listen to the sessions below.
Gary Hutchison is the Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church. His passion is that people will encounter the living God, whether that occurs through events, outreaches, church services, prayer meetings, counseling sessions, or ministry times. His desire is to see people experience God, not just know about Him but know Him and be impacted by His presence, His love, and His power. Gary believes that God wants everything that happens at Grace Church to be poured out to the unreached parts of the world. Any church that is truly connecting with God will have a heart for the lost and missions.
Gary highly values prayer, knowing the Church cannot move beyond its prayer foundations. He believes Grace Church must embrace life-giving prayer in order to be ready for Christ’s return.
Karen is the Director of the GHOP. She has a heart to see people around the world connect with the reality of the God they love and serve through worship. She has a degree in music (ethnomusicology) from Wheaton College, and was a member of Wycliffe Bible Translators for 10 years. After experiencing serious burn-out working as a missionary, Karen began to learn how to live as a lover of God rather than just a worker. In addition to helping to begin houses of prayer throughout the DFW Metroplex, she has led worship both around the US as well as in Mexico.
Joey is the Young Adults Pastor at Grace Community Church, after 9 years at the Travis Academy of Fine Arts where he co-founded the School of Worship in 2010. Here at Grace Joey has enjoyed leading worship for various ministries most weeks since 2004, and his greatest heart passion is to lead and equip the body of Christ with beautiful, corporate, singable worship music.