OCTOBER 2 – 5, 7-9pm

CHASING GOD: UNCHAINED

Do you ever feel like you are missing something in your relationship with God? Now is the time to stop being held back and start pursuing the fullness of God! Chasing God is a series of evenings set aside for the sole purpose of drawing near to God. Through music and worship, teaching from the best speakers we know, prayer and enough flexibility to respond to God in the moment, our hope is that significant life change will happen!

Hebrews 12:1-2, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”

THREE-DAY FAST

STARTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 

We are inviting our church body to come together to fast and pray for Chasing God because we believe God will honor and bless the sacrifice. Our invitation is for each of us to take part in a fast from all food for three days. Try asking God what the fast should look like specifically for you.

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One of the benefits of a church-wide fast is that you are not alone! We expect more than 200 people to participate in fasting and we want each person to feel supported while fasting so they can experience all God may have for them. Be sure to check out the Prayer & Fasting Gatherings and join the Chasing God Fast 2019 Facebook Group to share and receive encouragement throughout Chasing God!

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During Chasing God, we know that God can move in mighty ways! If we seek more of Him, He wants to give Himself to us. “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

There are many examples in the Bible of God calling His people to fast and pray together, often toward a specific end. This can be seen throughout Scripture (Esther 4:16, Nehemiah 9:1, Ezra 8:21-23). In the book of Acts, the church came together to fast and pray for those leading the churches: “Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.” Acts 14:23

Typically the 2nd and 3rd days of any fast are the most difficult. It is normal to experience: dry mouth (drink water or chew gum), lightheadedness (drink some juice), hunger pangs (if severe, please consult a doctor), going to the restroom a lot (you are likely drinking a lot more water than usual), and changes to your sleeping pattern.

We are setting aside time leading into Chasing God to come together as one through worship and prayer. Our goal is to seek the presence of God and be encouraged throughout the fast.

Monday, September 30 & Tuesday, October 1, 7–8:30pm
Jackson Road Location

 

SPEAKERS

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 2Clay Harrington, Vineyard Church of Central Illinois
Thursday, October 3 | Tom Harmon, Tom Harmon Ministries
Friday, October 4 | Lorissa Miller, UpperRoom, Dallas, TX
Saturday, October 5 | Kent Butcher, Vineyard Community Church, Syracuse, IN

 

CHILD CARE

Child care for Chasing God is free, but we ask that you register your kids so we can plan accordingly. Drop-off will begin 15-minutes before the service and you'll need to check in your kids either at the self check-in stations or at the registration desk.

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QUESTION? CONTACT US.

Steve Huffman
Executive Pastor