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Church offers simulcast [UPDATED]

Published 10:34am Thursday, September 26, 2013 Updated 12:34pm Thursday, September 26, 2013

Everyone is invited to participate in Harvest America, a free nationwide simulcast event at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the home of the Rev. Tim Molter. The simulcast will feature top Christian music artists MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Kirk Franklin, NEEDTOBREATHE, Lecrae, and The Katinas — plus a life-changing proclamation of the gospel message by the Rev. Greg Laurie.

Laurie — who you may have heard on CSN Radio — will address the big questions of life: Why am I here? Is God real? Where will I go when I die? Everyone thinks about those things, but in our hectic society, we rarely have the time to consider them carefully.

Anyone in the Fergus Falls area is invited to the Molter home, located at 907 S Arlington St. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Can’t join us in person? Watch it online a HarvestAmerica.com

 

 

  • Tim Molter

    Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness Proclaimed from Philadelphia this Weekend
    Evangelist Greg Laurie shares hope around the world as more than 3,500 remote venues participated in Harvest America Sept. 28-29

    PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30, 2013 – The nation’s historic capital was once again the birthplace of liberty for thousands of individuals who responded to the Gospel message shared by evangelist Greg Laurie as part of the annual Harvest America Crusade, this year broadcast and simulcast live to more than 3,500 venues across the country and 22 nations around the world from Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, Sept. 28 and 29.

    “The church has two secret weapons — preaching and praying,” Greg Laurie said. “But we don’t use them enough, because we spend too much time boycotting and complaining. America needs hope; Harvest America demonstrates the potential of what can happen when we focus on the two things the Lord has commanded us to do.”

    In keeping with the themes of the U.S. Constitution birthed in Philadelphia in 1788, Laurie spoke Saturday evening on “The Pursuit of Happiness,” reminding audiences that many individuals search for purpose and meaning in life in the wrong things and remain unfulfilled. “It’s so ironic that people we admire, who we wish we were, talk about the emptiness of life,” Laurie said. “When are we going to get the wake-up call that happiness is not found without God, it’s only found with God?”

    Laurie went on to address society’s trust in wealth, possessions, power and fame – to not only satisfy them, but to save them. “Everybody, even the atheist, has a god or some altar they bow before,” Laurie said. “Your god might be your stuff, a relationship or success. But here’s the question: Can your God save you on the last day of our life? No, only God can save you.”

    Musical guests Saturday evening – Lecrae, NEEDTOBREATHE and Kirk Franklin – received a rousing welcome from Philadelphia-area fans, who resonated with Lecrae’s lyrics about living for Christ instead of self. “You get one life and it will pass; only what you do for Christ will last,” he rapped. Sunday evening’s musical guests Jeremy Camp and MercyMe shared respectively on the themes of following God completely and trusting in Jesus as enough. The Katinas led in worship throughout the weekend, encouraging the audience to sing along with all the familiar songs they performed.

    Hundreds of churches throughout the Philadelphia metro region participated in preparations for the crusade, inviting and making plans to bring friends and family members to the event. Volunteers served as ushers, as counselors and in the follow-up process, where those who have made faith decisions will be referred to local churches to assist them in their spiritual growth. More than 27,500 individual from the Philadelphia area attended the crusade at the Wells Fargo Center, with 2,248 making commitments to Christ over the two nights.
    Another 1,815 indicated they made a commitment to Christ watching online from Sunday night alone.
    Counting both Saturday and Sunday participants, more than 3,500 remote venues received the event live via HD-quality video available through both Internet streaming and satellite broadcast. This compares to 2,400 remote venues for Harvest America 2012, and represents churches, homes, community centers and a variety of other locations where people gathered in every state and around the world to take part in the crusade.

    In addition, local Philadelphia radio station WFIL hosted the live audio broadcast for both evenings, providing programming from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET for transmission by 700 radio stations throughout the nation. Another 52,000 individuals logged on to receive a live-stream of the service online via their computers or mobile devices.

    The crowd at Wells Fargo Center combined with all of the participants tuning in remotely to bring some attention to Harvest America via social media. At emcee Levi Lusko’s encouragement, individuals took “selfies” and posted them, as well as commenting on the event, yielding 50,000 new Facebook likes, 7,500 new Twitter followers, 7,791 tweets, 5 ½ million views on twitter and 10,000 photos on Instagram, resulting in #HarvestAmerica trending #1 on Twitter Saturday evening.

    Sunday evening Laurie spoke on “Home Before Dark,” reflecting on his own experience and reminding audiences that life is fleeting. “We all want to be happy and we are all going to die,” he said. “People have everything they need to make them happy, but they lack life. What if the Christians are right? What if God can be known?”

    Since Harvest Crusades began webcasting on the Internet in 1997, 1.3 million individuals have tuned-in via their computers. It became an easy transition starting last year to incorporate satellite broadcast technology to connect Harvest America crusades with host sites across the nation so that local events could occur simultaneously. The inaugural event was simulcast from Angel Stadium in 2012.

    Besides conducting evangelistic outreaches, Harvest Ministries produces “A New Beginning,” an international radio program with messages by Laurie. In addition, television specials featuring past Harvest Crusade events air internationally on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and a weekly television program greglaurie.tv is available online at http://www.harvest.org and airing every Friday evening on both TBN and the Church Channel, as well as on ROKU and the Harvest app.

  • Tim Molter

    Who is this Calvary Chapel group in Fergus Falls and what do they teach? Come and find out…

    http://ccfergusfalls.com/events/event/informational-meeting/

    You are invited to join us for an informational meeting outlining our philosophy of ministry and our Calvary Chapel church plant process at 907 S Arlington St on Sunday, October 6th at 6:00 pm.

    Childcare is not provided however this is a family friendly event so little ones are encouraged to join us.

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