In the past, Awakenings or Revivals came by way of persecution, crusades, student-led prayer ministries, and overseas missionary endeavors. I believe there may be an awakening taking place today and church planters are involved in a big way. I'm blown away by how many really awesome guys are laying it down to establish new life-giving churches.
I am glad to see my friends, Brent and Sarah Stephens going public with their decision to plant a church in the Atlanta-area town of Acworth. They are leaving a relatively comfortable, upwardly mobile denominational position working for someone I consider to be one of our very best denominational leaders to step out into the arena of the unknown. I'm incredibly proud of Brent and Sarah. I've known both of them for over 10 years.
If you know of anyone in the Acworth area that would like to be a part of a launch team for a new church, have them check out www.acworthchurchplant.com. I'd also encourage you to consider supporting these guys in prayer and with cash. Its an awesome thing to be a part of the mission of Jesus. Its a beautiful thing to be a part of the Church.