What are some of the great things God is doing in your church?
We are experiencing the joy of launching two new campuses in two months – one is in Swaziland, Africa (our second campus in Africa), and the other is here in Baton Rouge. A seventy-year-old Baptist church has graciously given us a 100,000 square-foot facility including a great auditorium and a huge dormitory/outreach facility that is located in the middle of Baton Rouge’s inner city. We’ve been serving and reaching out to this part of our city for a long time, but now we have a phenomenal place to work out of right there in the community.
I believe that what we are experiencing is what Proverbs 11:24 says: “The world of the generous gets larger and larger.” The people of Healing Place Church have been so extremely generous, caring and loving and serving people in so many ways. And I believe that when people live in the principle that we are blessed to be a blessing, God will entrust more into their stewardship. He’ll keep giving to people He can trust to give it away.
That’s what we’re experiencing right now. And I assure you, it is all by His grace, because we simply don’t have the ability on our own to do what He’s doing though Healing Place Church. And this way, He gets all the glory and that’s how it oughtta be.
Why are you excited about participating in One Prayer?
One thing we’re really excited about is the way One Prayer is using technology that is available today – redeeming it for the use of the Kingdom.
But the real exciting thing about One Prayer is that we believe in the power of unified passion. Jesus taught that when we come together, there is multiplied strength. We have always believed that we can get a lot more done for the Kingdom through the power of partnering together with others - like a LifeChurch.tv and the hundreds of other churches joining in One Prayer.
This is such a God-idea – to make us what He intended us to be – creative, passionate, dangerous, and extremely generous. It has His mark all over it because He loves it when we are one.
What is your one prayer for the Church that you will be teaching on?
“God, make us extremely generous.”
God is the model of extreme generosity, and it is manifest in Jesus. And now it is our turn to take our place as followers of Christ to be extremely generous by giving. When the church is generous, it is alive. So our prayer is that God would help us to be extremely generous, so we can be extremely alive.