At Antioch, we are passionate about people coming to know Jesus. When we say that we want to "Love God, Love Each Other, and Change the World", we aren't just talking, we meant it! That is why we are looking forward to hosting a satellite location of the World Mandate Conference in January. World Mandate is a powerful weekend that focuses on God's heart for the nations and how we as believers can join His plan to share the Gospel with every tribe, tongue, and nation. The weekend is made up of dynamic times of worship and prayer, hearing inspiring messages from different speakers, and learning about what God is doing and how we can be part.
In light of all that is going on in our world, especially in these last few days and weeks, it is vital that we as believers press into God's heart for the nations. It can be tempting to shrink back and be overwhelmed by what's happening and to wonder what we can actually do about it. But it is not our portion as believers to be overcome by fear, instead, we are called to partner with God in prayer, in giving, and in going as He leads us.
World Mandate is an opportunity to allow our hearts to be stirred for the things that are on God's heart. We will hear from speakers who have first hand experience living overseas and who are working to bring the Gospel to people who've never heard it. We will seek God in times of worship. We will come together in prayer: asking God to show us how we can be part of what He is doing around the world. And most importantly, we will place ourselves before Jesus, allowing Him to speak to us and impart to us His passion for people to know Him.
As you may know, there are Antioch church plants around the U.S. and around the world. Many church planters look to World Mandate as the first place they felt God's leading to go to the nations. But World Mandate isn't just for those who feel lead to start a church or live overseas, it is for every believer to have a greater passion to see the Great Commission fulfilled.
Again, we are so excited that we get to bring World Mandate to Baton Rouge! This is going to be an amazing weekend, and we want you to be there. Go to www.worldmandate.com to register for the weekend and get more details including the schedule and speaker lineup. We know that if you join us, you will be challenged, encouraged, and inspired!