Awaken! Conference

Took place on Friday and Saturday September 13 & 14 at The Hope Center

Jesus coming out of the tomb

A Conference Celebrating Isa Dreams

Muslims all over the world are having dreams about Jesus. We came, heard about what God is doing, spent time glorifying Him, and prayerfully considered how to respond!

We realise that it’s time for the Western Church to acknowledge that God is miraculously moving around the world. The words of the prophet Joel are coming true:
Muslims are dreaming dreams and seeing visions – and multitudes are following Jesus the Messiah!

We heard from missionaries, evangelists, church planters, authors and dreamers how God is using this powerful move of the Holy Spirit to grow His church in these days. We prayed together, listened to the Holy Spirit, and brainstormed how to respond.

Declaration of Repentance – We prayed prayers of corporate and personal repentance as one response to facilitate this amazing move of God. Click here to see the declaration.

 

Speakers

David Garrison

David Garrison HeadshotSince Muhammad’s death in A.D. 632, there have been only 82 movements of Muslims to Jesus Christ in history, but 69 of these have occurred in the last twelve years. 

For the past two years, David Garrison has been exploring these movements, traveling a quarter million miles into every corner of the Muslim world collecting more than 1,000 interviews of Muslim-background believers, asking the question, “What did God use to bring you to faith in Jesus Christ?” He wanted to hear their stories.

 

Along the way, Garrison discovered that we are in the middle of the greatest turning of Muslims to Christ in history.

David Garrison’s findings will be published in a forthcoming book, A Wind in the House of Islam, slated for release by the end of the 2013. For details, visit his website.

For nearly 30 years Dr. David Garrison has been a missionary pioneer with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. Garrison’s faith journey has led him to study a dozen languages and travel through 100 countries.

Garrison earned a PhD from the University of Chicago and a Masters degree from Golden Gate Seminary, with undergraduate study at Ouachita Baptist University and Seinan Gakuin University in Japan. He has lectured widely at such schools as Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Trinity Evangelical Seminary, and Columbia Biblical Seminary.

He is the author of The Nonresidential Missionary (MARC, 1990), Something New Under the Sun (IMB, 1998), and Church Planting Movements (WIGTake, 2004), which has been translated into more than twenty languages.

More recently, Dr. Garrison has edited internationally acclaimed resources that have been translated into multiple languages, including Kevin Greeson’s The Camel, How Muslims Are Coming to Faith in Christ! (WIGTake, 2007), Steve Smith’s T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution (WIGTake, 2011), and Mike Shipman’s Any-3: Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime (WIGTake, 2012).

Dr. Garrison currently lives in Colorado with his wife and children, where he serves as the Southern Baptist International Mission Board’s Global Strategist for Evangelical Advance.

 

Tom Doyle

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Tom Doyle has been involved in Middle East Ministry for 18 years and  is the author of Dreams and Visions – Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim world?

Tom graduated from Biola College in 1979 and Dallas Theological Seminary in 1983. He is an officially licensed guide for the State of Israel and has led over 50 tours to the land of the Bible.

After pastoring churches in Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico for 20 years, he became the Middle East director for e3 Partners/I Am Second, a global church-planting ministry.

 

Christine Darg

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Christine Darg is an author and host of television’s Exploits Ministry. Christine has written four books and produced scores of TV documentaries. In 2006, she wrote Miracles Among Muslims: The Jesus Visions.

She and her husband Peter founded CBN TV’s news bureau in Jerusalem in 1982, and they worked in the African Revivals for five years with Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.

Christine is involved in many Middle Eastern Revivals and takes the “Tabernacle of David” Gospel tent to the nations. Her intercessory prayer conferences prepare the Isaiah Chapter 19 Highway, “In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: “Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.” (Isaiah 19:24-25) Christine’s talk is available online by clicking here.

 

Rick Kronk

Denise and Rick Kronk

Rick Kronk, the author of Dreams and Visions – Muslim’s Miraculous Journey to Jesus employs his 20 years of ministry to Muslims to provide solid Biblical exposition and evidence of this modern move of God.

Rick has spent the last 20 years fulfilling two passions: announcing the Good News to Muslim friends and neighbors and assisting the Church in understanding and responding to Islam. As a Bible teacher and avid interpreter of current events, Rick is frequently called upon to provide a Biblical perspective on social, political and religious issues impacting relations between Islam and the West.

In addition his writing and speaking, Rick is engaged in developing curriculum for church leadership in the emerging Muslim-convert church as well as for workers among Muslims worldwide. Rick currently resides in southern Germany with his wife, and family.

 

Hazem Farraj

Hazem Farraj

Hazem Farraj was born into a Palestinian family in 1984. He is the ninth of thirteen children and was raised in an Islamic home. At the age of 12, his father decided to move the family to Jerusalem, their ethnic homeland. There, he continued to learn about Islam and the Arab culture and set out to be a better Muslim.

However, the family plan was interrupted when Hazem was confronted with the real Jesus, not a prophet. This encounter would change his life forever.

Now he is the host of the evangelistic TV show, Reflections, which consistently ranks as one of the top viewed shows. It airs in both English and Arabic languages on multiple channels which include TBN, The Church Channel and JCTV. He is a minister, an author (Mohammed, Jesus & Me) and a public speaker who has given his life to share a simple easy to understand Gospel.

 

Frank Costenbader

Frank Costenbader

Frank Costenbader is a Presbyterian minister and the Director of Manifold Hope, an organization that ministers to the underserved.

Three years ago, God called Frank to make the Western church aware of Isa Dreams, to help remove barriers to accepting their validity and facilitate a godly response. Frank has served as a pastor, church planter, consultant, and lay ministry trainer.

 

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