Rev. Shane Bishop, senior pastor of Christ Church, a multi-site church in Fairview Heights, Illinois (the Illinois Great Rivers Conference), focused on the Gospel imperative of reaching people for Jesus Christ, and the need for awakening and revival in our churches in his address to the 2017 Global Gathering of the Wesleyan Covenant Association. Bishop declared, “We have the most incredible message in the history of the cosmos. We serve a God who transforms lives. We serve a God who can forgive sin, assuage guilt, and take sinners and set them free. We serve a God who can do all things. Through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we can get into that flow.” Bishop observed, “The task before us is not to save an institution. It is to recover the Great Commission.”
All of the videos from the 2017 Global Gathering may ultimately be viewed and downloaded at wesleyancovenant.org/houston-information.