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Colorado Springs, CO
September 25-26, 2013
All over the world, pastors and church leaders labor day in and day out to bring His love to those in need. As a minister, you have no doubt experienced the joy of His hand guiding you. But like many, you may also have experienced the difficulty, the loneliness, the dryness, even the despair which can occasionally come to all of us who serve. The ministry you are about to be introduced to was established just for you, to strengthen you, to bring a fresh anointing of God’s love and divine healing into your ministry, into your family, into your church.
|9:00 AM||Session 1|
|10:30 AM||Session 1|
|2:00 PM||Session 3|
|4:00 PM||Session 4|
|9:00 AM||Session 5|
|10:30 AM||Session 6|
|2:00 PM||Session 7|
Academy Hotel – Best Western: $69/nt +9.63% tax (king or 2 queens) Complimentary hot breakfast, free internet, local calls, indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness center. Located a half mile from Springs Church for an easy walk to the event. Call 800-726-8524 and reserve under the Expect Conference 2013 room block.
Drury Inn Pikes Peak: $69.99/nt + 9.63% tax (king or 2 doubles) Complimentary hot breakfast, 5:30-7 p.m. nightly hot food and cold beverage, free internet, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. free soda and popcorn in the lobby. The hotel is l.54 miles from Springs Church and has both an indoor/outdoor pools plus a 24 hour fitness center. Access group reservations online at:
call 800-325-0720 and refer to group number 2178311.
Hilton Garden Inn-Air Force Academy: $92/nt + 9.63% tax for king room; $95/nt + 9.63% tax for 2 doubles. Rate includes hot breakfast daily. Rooms include coffee makers, refrigerators and microwaves. The hotel will provide limited shuttle service to and from the conference. Call 800-730-1537 and ask for the Expect Conference 2013 group rate.
Specific Prayer Requests
Please pray for the key leaders in Colorado that they may be able to invite and unite as many pastors from many if not all the denominations in their area. Please pray for openness and unity for all the church leaders.
Please pray for the organizers to get the word out to all so we can have an encounter with the Lord and for many pastors to be restored, strengthened, encouraged, empowered and have an expectancy from the Lord.
|by Gary Wilkerson | August 27, 2012|
People experience a broad spectrum of fears. Psychologists say that almost everyone has a fear of death; others fear being alone, while many are afraid of being in crowds. Public speaking is another common source of fear.
Some of us miss out on the greatest gifts in life because of fear. God wants to birth certain things in your heart and you miss out on them because you are afraid to risk the faith necessary to get involved in what God has.
In Genesis, we see that, because of man's sin in the garden, pain and sorrow will be multiplied in the earth all the days of our lives. Many preach today that the atonement—Christ's sacrifice on the cross—now means no more sorrow, sickness or poverty, but that is not the case. We don't need a Savior to make us wealthy or to keep us healthy. We need a Savior because we are totally depraved sinners headed to hell. Don't confuse the covenant promises of God with His mercy and favor.
|by Gary Wilkerson | August 20, 2012|
“As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, John answered them all, saying, ‘I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire’” (Luke 3:15-16, ESV).
|by Gary Wilkerson | August 13, 2012|
As God’s children we are to be about our Father’s business — the mission of God.
Sometimes people misunderstand what we are doing. Sometimes even people in our own church or fellowship can misunderstand us and say “You are far too outward focused and you are not meeting my needs.”
Christ won the victory for us on the cross—now what? Does that mean that we will not have problems or have to face difficulties? Not at all. You can count on your enemies gathering against you, but stand firm in your faith. Your victory is not your own, but comes from a Deliverer. God is not asking you to be a hero, He is your hero. The giant—Satan, sin and death—was defeated by Christ. Trust in the strength and delivering power of Jesus.
|by Gary Wilkerson | August 6, 2012|
You may ask, “What is the mission of the church?” I would suggest that in order to answer that question we must look at the mission of Jesus Christ. When we understand His mission on earth, we will know the mission of the church. When we know what Jesus was up to, we will know what we, the church, are supposed to be up to.
Have you been set free? Are you living day to day like you are free in Christ? Or are you racked with guilt, shame and condemnation? When you accepted Christ as your Savior you were set free. You became a new creation. And Jesus implanted His righteous in you. It isn't something you're working toward or something that comes and goes based on how righteous you're feeling. Beloved, it's time to walk in the freedom and victory that Jesus won for you on the cross.
|by Gary Wilkerson | July 30, 2012|
I love the Latin phrase missio Dei — which means “mission of God.”
In the first chapter of Genesis we see that the missio Dei, the mission of God, was to reveal Himself to man, to make Himself known in all His wonderful glory and goodness.