ARM has planted seed into other ministries. ARM and other ministries have planted seed across the church. Seed is beginning to come to fruition. Let’s look at some of the seed that is growing up and producing a rich harvest all across the denomination.
Think of it, thirty years ago, there was no ARM.
Thirty years ago, ARM was not offering the Aldersgate Conference, Life in the Spirit Seminar, Lord Teach Us to Pray, ARM Worship Conference, Pastor and Spouse Retreats to the Church.
Thirty years ago, ARM’s Intercessors for Renewal or Prayer at General Conference did not exist.
Thirty years ago, there was no Upper Room Prayer Ministries, Emmaus Walk, Disciple Bible Study, or Companions in Christ.
What about Congress on Evangelism, Foundation for Evangelism, World Council of Evangelism?
Outside influences on the church, like Promise Keepers, Experiencing God, Alpha, 40 Days of Purpose, or Beth Moore Bible studies did not exist.
Thirty years ago, Kirbyjon Caldwell had not been appointed to Windsor Village UMC (Houston, Texas), now the largest UMC in America. Adam Hamilton was ten years old and Church of the Resurrection UMC (Overland Park, Kansas) wasn’t even a dream. It is now the tenth fastest growing mega-church in the nation. Both congregations are amazing works of the Holy Spirit.
Thirty years ago, no one had heard of Saddleback, Willow Creek, Toronto Blessing, International House of Prayer, Vineyard Ministries or Brownsville Revival. Integrity Music ministries didn’t exist and Dennis Jernigan was not yet saved.
Thirty years ago, Charisma magazine was just beginning.
Thirty years ago, Dick Burns, Larry and Audrey Eddings, Cecil Williamson, and others were just beginning their ministries of evangelism and healing.
Thirty years ago, Billy Abraham, Tom Albin, Rick Bonfim, Stephen Bryant, Margie Burger, Jimmy Buskirk, Stan Cosby, Bishop Violet Fisher, Karen Greenwaldt, Steve Harper, Nick Harris, Sally Havens, Scott Kelso, John Ed Matheson, Pat McKinstry, Gary Moore, Joy Moore, Vance Ross, Bob Stamps, Terry Teykl, Robert Tuttle, Bishop Dick Wills and Cynthia Wilson were just young men and women.
Thirty years ago, Adam Hamilton, Junius Dotson, Jonathan Dow, Tyrone Gordon, Jeff Greenway, Beth Helton, Candace Lewis, Scott McDermott, Gregg Parris, and other dynamic leaders and pastors were just children.
All of the above have planted seed into the fertile soil of Methodism. There has been some “great seed” planted into the life of the church. The tree is beginning to bear fruit!
Jesus is proclaimed as Lord. Making disciples of Jesus Christ is our purpose.
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