All sessions from our conference in Santa Cruz are now live. These powerful messages encouraged so many! Watch them again on your own time or for the first time.
The Authority of the Leader
How does a believer gain spiritual strength and authority in their life? A pastor can only lead the church into a place of health and strength if he already has these qualities in himself. In this session, Gary Wilkerson discusses how church leaders become mature and develop a healthier relationship with God and others in their lives.
Many pastors are weighted down by increasing expectations among believers for bigger churches and better performances on the stage. Chris Palmer spends this session dismantling the impossible pressure that church leaders face to be perfect. The church is not called it be perfect; it’s called to be anointed with the Holy Spirit.
None of us are exempt from a desperate need to die with Christ and be brought into new life. Living a holy life isn’t just hard; it’s impossible without the Spirit’s power. In this session, John Bailey talks about how spiritual leaders in all walks of life need to embrace their own frailty and God’s transformative power.
God’s grace will carry his children through terrible, impossible situations even when we can’t see a way through. How do we understand the way God’s power and the presence of the Holy Spirit give us hope as we face very real issues of evil and suffering? Chris Palmer explores the biblical answer to this question.
We all have seasons where we become discouraged and question God’s plans. Often the ways that Jesus moves in our lives or the lives of our loved ones doesn’t make sense to us. At that point, we can make foolish, hasty decisions. In this session, Nicky Cruz explores how we combat impatience in our walk with Christ.
How do we testify about God in a way that truly impacts the world? Gary Wilkerson talks in this session about how knowing our identity in Christ is the key to an effective witness. If we build our lives around God’s definition of us and his relationship to us, we will find freedom from old, clutching sins.