Rekindle the Passion for Awakening

Rekindle the Passion for Awakening Conference

October 5th, 2013

Collinsville Congregational Church

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The Upper Housatonic Valley Region, which embraces much of Litchfield and Berkshire County, abounds in natural beauty, culture and history. Yet there is a spiritual barrenness which has made the region resistant to the Gospel of Christ,  and that in spite of its rich heritage of spiritual awakening and renewal, a heritage which has been generally forgotten and ignored.

While few churches report slight growth, most churches of any stripe, evangelical, mainline, and Roman Catholic, show decline in their numbers. Some are even closing their doors. Barely 2% of the residents in Litchfield and Berkshire County consider themselves to be evangelical Christians! Yet in the midst of this barrenness, evangelical pastors have not given up! There is a genuine desire among a growing number of pastors and leaders to see God “do it again!” With Habakkuk we cry, “Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD. Renew them in our Day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy [Habakkuk 3:2 NIV84].”

On October 5th, at the Collinsville Congregational Church in Collinsville, Connecticut, pastors and laypeople who hunger for spiritual awakening in our region will gather at the Rekindling the Passion for Awakening Conference. Dr. Garth Rosell, Ph.D., Professor of Church History at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary will speak in the morning on the topic “Can These Bones Live?” based on Ezekiel 37, and in the afternoon on “New England’s Amazing Revival Heritage,” telling the broader story of New England revival from the Great Awakening to Billy Graham. I will be speaking in the morning and afternoon on the Village Revivals of Northwestern Connecticut [1798 – 1830], which birthed the Second Great Awakening and the American Foreign Mission Movement. We’ll observe key features that give us real reason to hope for a manifestation of a fresh outpouring of God’s Spirit in our region for our time! This is one conference you don’t want to miss!

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See YOU there!