KANSAS CITY – Midwestern Seminary will host newly-elected Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd for “A Regional Summit on Prayer for the next Great Awakening” on Aug. 27.
The event, which will be an extension of the school’s For the Church Conference being held on campus Aug. 26-27, will begin at 10 a.m., as Floyd will preach in chapel. Following the chapel service, local and regional pastors and members of the seminary community will join Midwestern Seminary President Jason Allen for a luncheon and interview session with Floyd. The luncheon will culminate in a time of prayer seeking the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the local church, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the nation for a great movement of God.
“Midwestern Seminary is honored to host this regional gathering for pastors and ministers to come together and consider prayer, revival, and the SBC,” Allen said. “I’m grateful for Dr. Floyd’s emphasis on spiritual renewal, and I pray that this event will further that cause.”
Floyd, who has served as the senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas since 1986, was elected SBC president in June 2014. As he took office, Floyd vowed to commit his time in the position to seeing Southern Baptists come together in “explicit agreement, visible union and extraordinary prayer” for the next Great Awakening in the United States of America.
Even prior to his election, Floyd organized multiple national prayer events and has been a vocal advocate for the local church to re-focus its energy toward prayer for a great movement of God. He sees the “Regional Summit on Prayer for the next Great Awakening” as one such event to continue moving this philosophy into action.
“I believe with all of my heart that our greatest need in this hour is for the next Great Awakening,” Floyd said. “This summit is an opportunity for me to encourage pastors and ministers in this region to join me in leading our churches to move into a strong commitment in the days ahead to extraordinary prayer – asking God to pour out upon us, the next great move of God in our nation. As we pray extraordinarily, we must evangelize aggressively, disciple intentionally, and reach the nations exponentially.
“It is obvious to me that we need a mighty, fresh manifestation of the presence of God in our lives personally, that I would call personal spiritual revival,” Floyd continued. “Our churches need that mighty manifestation of God’s presence through the life of the church. There is no question that the greatest need in American life is a spiritual awakening.”
The 10 a.m. chapel service is open to the public. Local pastors and ministry leaders, please register for the luncheon by Aug. 20 at the following link: midwesternprayersummit.eventbrite.com.