We are very excited to welcome Kenton to join us on full-time staff beginning on June 11th! This is a huge answer to prayer for us. Last year it was very challenging to keep up with the Declare worship and revival nights, so I (Caleb) have been praying for God to bring someone along to have a heart for the ministry and to help us keep up as God grows and blesses our efforts! We are praying for God to continue to grow these revival events and movements into other regions of the state, nation and world as well as grow other areas of the ministry. Kenton is coming on staff as the Create Team Lead, overseeing these worship and revival nights. This will free me up to continue to grow other areas of the ministry! We are looking to continue to develop a prayer movement as well as provide more training opportunities for worship teams and others. Please watch the video below to hear Kenton's heart, or read his bio at Declare.org/team. Also, please prayerfully considering giving monthly to support him in this ministry to declare the glory and gospel of Jesus! You can visit DeclareGiving.org and select "Kenton Durham salary" from the dropdown menu.
What is God doing?
One of the main things that I am very encouraged by is to see God stirring in His people a renewed desire for prayer! True and lasting revival doesn't begin in a stadium, but in the passionate prayer of God's people as they hunger after Him and long to see Him bring renewed life and passion in the Church and draw the lost to Himself in salvation! Earlier this week I met with a group of pastors who committed to pray together each month for 15 months leading up to a Declare event in their local football stadium. What an encouragement! Theres is no better place for revival to begin than in the hearts of those whom God has called to shepherd His Church! This June we are looking to hold our first public event that is focused primarily on prayer, leading up to the celebration to declare God's glory the following year.
From the very beginning, our heart has been to share the glory of God and the hope of Christ in the heart of our communities. This year, we have been invited to hold Declare Troy at the Strawberry Festival! We will be on the main stage on the square (photo above) from 10-11am on Sunday, June 3rd, holding a church/worship service bringing the churches throughout Troy together. We're praying for 1,000+ people to come down on the city square to share the Good News of Jesus with everyone throughout the community! Thousands of people come to the festival each year, so we look forward to impacting many and pray that God uses this opportunity to draw hearts to Himself!
We're also currently in the middle of several conversations of some very exciting opportunities that aren't quite finalized yet. Please pray that God brings these about to fruition, and we look forward to sharing with you all soon!