I believe that 2015 will be a year of unprecedented harvest for those who are prepared to “put the sickle in” and reap that which has been sown in the Spirit.
I think of all the people saved and healed, the testimonies shared, the witnessing to the lost, the release of healing power, I think of all the worship and intercession that has gone up over the years, and I know in my heart that we are about to reap on a scale we have never before experienced!
Towards the end of last year I took some time to really evaluate what we were doing at Church in the Park. One of the greatest problems in our culture is the misrepresentation of Jesus Christ and His Church. For the average Australian, no matter what cultural background they belong to, their views are too often shaped by the media’s negative stereotypes and slanted stories.
So I came to the realisation that the name “Church in the Park” was only going to draw Christians to our events, that the name itself would deter others from coming, whereas this ministry was always aimed at those who don’t know Jesus.
So, this year we are changing the name to Healing Reign, and will promote our events via newspaper ads etc without the overt Christian slant that we have had in the past.
Why “Healing Reign”? I chose this name because it represents what our ministry has now evolved into – we give words of knowledge, pray for the sick and minister healing at Church in the Park and have seen many, many people healed as they encounter the Kingdom of God, in line with what Jesus instructed His followers to do –
Luke 10:8-9 (NKJV)
Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
Our first Healing Reign event for 2015 will be on Saturday, February 7th at 12 PM.
We will still include worship, testimonies, words of knowledge, prophetic ministry, a jumping castle for the kids, and food, but we hope to attract people that would be put off by the references to “church”.
I hope you will continue to support us as we continue to expand the Kingdom!