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Coming Together in Unity and One Accord to Praise and Worship the Lord

THE GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE
September 10, 2016 | 12pm - 10pm
Worthen Arena, Ball State University

Why are we gathering?

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Just like it was in the Book of Acts when the early church gathered in the Upper Room waiting on their appointment from the Holy Spirit, the call is going out to God’s people in Muncie and the surrounding region to gather for a Holy Appointment.  There have been people contending for a great revival awakening for this region since the days of the powerful evangelist, Maria Woodworth Etter, who prophesied over this region in the late 1800’s of mighty moves of God to come.  

In 1992, when the bricks of Ball State’s Worthen Arena were being laid, a missionary from Kenya prayed earnestly over those bricks that the arena would be used for the glory of God, and in 1998, this city saw that very arena used for a powerful unity service that helped bridge the racial divide and tear down strongholds in our city.  For years, pastors and prayer groups in this region have been praying and working to see that unity expanded beyond the walls of denomination and to see an even stronger bond of unity between the races. Today, with what we see happening in our nation and our local communities, that unity is needed more than ever!

At the beginning of 2016, a group of students from Ball State University attended a summit at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri.  While they were there, God placed an urgency in their hearts that He wanted to bring a true awakening to Ball State University.  Back home, they came into contact with a local prayer ministry called Muncie 40 Days that had been fasting and praying for the Ball State University campus as part of their burden for the city and surrounding areas.  As the students joined with this group, God began to give specific instructions for another unity event known as The Gathering of the People at Worthen Arena. Through a series of truly miraculous events, God has put this gathering together.

God is placing a passion in His people like Nehemiah’s passion to see his city resurrected and restored.  We long to see the spirit of poverty, addiction, and despair broken off of the city of Muncie and this region.  In that Biblical account, the people of Jerusalem were filled with conviction and sorrow because of the revelation of their sin.  With the guidance of Ezra and Nehemiah, the people saw their sorrow turn to joy as God reformed every aspect of their culture. We believe that God will also honor our passion for this region and our willingness to unify by bringing about a true awakening that will not be just a short-lived, one-time event, but an impactful revival that will bring sustainable changes and a heavenly Kingdom culture in our region!

This event is the final ingredient that will bring the atmosphere of this region to critical mass.  On September 10, 2016 at Worthen Arena, we will gather God’s people together to worship the name of Jesus, and to see Him take the center stage.  We will individually and corporately repent and humble ourselves before the Lord for the healing of this land.  We will unify across the lines of race and denomination as THE CHURCH.  We will equip believers for the awakening that God is sending, and we will commission the equipped believers of THE CHURCH to go forward from that day in power and authority, reaping the harvest of souls that will come from this awakening movement.  


THERE IS GREAT JOY IN THE GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE!  ARE YOU READY TO UNITE?

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OUR MISSION

On September 10, 2016 at Worthen Arena, we will gather God’s people together to worship the name of Jesus, and to see Him take the center stage.  We will individually and corporately repent and humble ourselves before the Lord for the healing of this land.  We will unify across the lines of race and denomination as THE CHURCH.  We will equip believers for the awakening that God is sending, and we will commission the equipped believers of THE CHURCH to go forward from that day in power and authority, reaping the harvest of souls that will come from this awakening movement.