You cannot understand International Renewal Ministries without understanding the question that drives us. That question is: ‘What would it take to see a move of God initiated and sustained in a geographic area?’ We are not simply about doing prayer summits or conferences. These have been and are wonderful channels to help us get there. These are the primary medium we use to get where we are going. But they are the pathway, not the destination.
We are about seeing God impact an area through His church so that more and more people give Him His rightful place in their lives. As Habakkuk would put it, we are about seeing God’s glory cover the earth as the water covers the sea. Or, as the Moravians would put it, we are about seeing the Lamb who was slain receiving the reward of His suffering. We are about seeing the Great Commission accomplished. We chose our motto, ‘Building the church to impact the community,’ to communicate this.
We want to see the church of Jesus Christ be built to the point where it has a great impact upon the community around it. We believe this will bring great glory to our God.
We have helped facilitate approximately 1,000 prayer summits since 1989 with more than 38,000 total participants in attendance. The outcome has been many marvelous testimonies. Countless stories have been told of God bringing renewal to individuals, marriages, families, congregations, and communities. We are greatly blessed to be part of what God is doing in the earth today!
But we have not arrived yet! There are still more pastor’s He wants to refresh, more people He wants to draw to Himself, more congregations He wants to enliven, and more communities He wants to touch through His church. As long as these needs exist, we want to keep pressing ahead. We want to keep asking and answering the question, ‘What would it take to see a move of God initiated and sustained in a geographic area?’