By Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
SOUTHLAKE, Texas (BP) – A group of 47 Southern Baptist pastors is inviting senior pastors to participate in A Call to Pray for Revival and Awakening Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Southlake, Texas.
Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, announced the 24-hour event on Aug. 14.
“On behalf of our invitation team, I am inviting you to join us in a prayer gathering of senior pastors from all sizes of churches across America, for one purpose: praying together for revival and awakening!” Floyd said in a written statement. “We will focus on praying for pastors, local churches and our nation to experience a mighty move of God that will be a catalyst for revival and awakening.”
The team of pastors has committed to attend the event in its entirety, Floyd said.
“This is not a ‘come and go’ event or a place to ‘come and be seen,’” Floyd said, “nor is it a denominational or political meeting. It is a serious spiritual experience of prayer with pastors nationally. Due to our commonality of need, we are focusing on Southern Baptist pastors.”
Those not attending the event should pray nonetheless, Floyd said.
“Pray for us in that 24-hour period of time,” Floyd wrote in a letter to Baptist convention state executives. “We are in [a] desperate time. All of us want to see our pastors, churches and nation experience a mighty move of God.”
Floyd encourages pastors to register as early as possible due to a limited number of available rooms at the Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square, the site of the event.
To reserve a hotel room, call the hotel at 800-445-8667 to receive the group rate. A $75 stipend is available to offset hotel cost, financed by a special gift from a supporter, whose name was not announced.
Registration for the revival is free by contacting Cross Church at 479-751-4523 or by email@example.com.