Right now I’m in Orlando at the first of five events happening around the world this summer. I am taking about eight days to lead worship for a two week school here in Florida. These schools are happening in Orlando, Los Angeles, London, Denver, and Kansas City. I will be leading worship at the events happening in Orlando, London, and Kansas City throughout the summer. There are about 250 young people in attendance here in Orlando and each gathering is expecting that many or more to be in attendance. The goal is to raise up a group of passionate evangelists who are committed to great intimacy, unto great exploits. I believe we are going to see this young generation raised up to carry the gospel to the ends of the earth with incredible passion! Read on to capture the heart of the Circuit Rider Schools, as stated on the Circuit Rider website.
THE CIRCUIT RIDER HISTORY
In 1703 a hero was born and because of this man the world would never be the same. From the time that John Wesley’s heart would be “strangely warmed” to his dying day, he never stopped his tireless work of revival and reformation! Out of his heart was birthed a movement called the Methodist revival, and this move of encountering God, deep devotion through the spiritual disciplines, and great exploits among the poor and the lost would explode across the western world leaving an indelible mark. Wesley himself was said to have traveled on horseback some 250,000 miles in his lifetime and to have delivered over 45,000 messages on the good news of Jesus Christ. Out of his mentorship and commissioning, another young man would be launched to the shores of America to “spread scriptural holiness across the land”. This man would be perhaps the only man to outride Wesley himself and is said to have spent more miles on a horse than any man in history. This man was Francis Asbury, and even though Wesley was the father of Methodism and the original circuit rider, Asbury would be credited for recruiting and organizing a band of selfless and radical riders who the world was not worthy of that would in fact change America’s future forever. Read the rest of this entry »