Renewal – 30 Days of Rest and Renewal
What is Renewal?
During the month of June Tammy and I embarked on a sabbatical – a time for us to rest, renew, pray, and hear from God. During that time God spoke many things to us, and one of things He told us was: “You are not the only ones that are to rest.”
I sensed very clearly that upon return from our sabbatical, we were to lead our church into a time of rest and renewal.
The word God put on my heart is “RENEWAL”
Jesus often pulled away from the crowds to rest, pray, and hear from His Father:
But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray. (Luke 5:15-16)
That’s why as a church we’re launching “Renewal – 30 day’s of rest and renewal for our church.”
During the month of August we’re asking our congregation, and all of our ministry teams to REST from their work. During that time together we’ll REST, PRAY, FAST, and allow the Lord to renew us physically, mentally, and spiritually.
The purpose of Renewal will be to seek God for:
- Rest and renewal of our mind, body, spirit
- Renewal of our relationship with God
- To hear His voice.
- A renewed commitment to the Lord and His kingdom
- A renewed desire to live holy – setting aside idols and crutches
- A renewed desire for manifestation of God’s power in our lives
- A renewed focus on God’s call for our life
- A renewed focus on our place in the kingdom
- A renewed focus on our future as a church
- When will Renewal start?
Renewal begins on August 1st. The Sunday services on August 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th will be oriented towards rest and renewal.
Throughout the month we’ll share daily devotionals (Mon-Fri) with you to guide you. If you’re signed up for the Calvary Connection newsletter (if you received this email!), then you’ll receive the devotionals.
We’ll also be sharing what God says, and what He does. I encourage you to share your renewal “God moments” with us. Email them to us at: