Thank you for your interest in hosting a tent in your city! We are confident that your willingness and desire to lead in this way will result in lives changed. On October 17th-19th, from hundreds of locations across our nation, there will be a simultaneous 50-hour love song lifted up to Jesus. By hosting a tent, you will be making a way for your city/state to join in this beautiful offering of worship. Thank you for having a heart to love and honor Jesus, our Savior King.
Before you apply, please take note of the following items that lay out the heart of Tent America 2019. We ask that every tent host read and agree to honoring these values. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.awakenthedawn.org.
LOVING JESUS IS OUR ONLY AGENDA
We have the very specific focus of loving on Jesus from hundreds of different city and campus locations across the nation. We are not protesting anything. We are not lobbying for anything. We are not promoting any social or political viewpoint. We are simply seeking to give Jesus the love and honor that He so deserves. Everything that comes from the tent platform should be worship, thanksgiving, and adoration to Jesus. We ask that there be no preaching or political opinions expressed.
3 REASONS WHY
First and foremost, this is a nationwide offering of perpetual adoration to King Jesus, simply because He is worthy of it and simply because we love Him! King David, a man after God’s own heart, set up a tent of worship and hired 4000 musicians and 288 singers to minister to God 24/7 for the 33 years that he reigned as King in Jerusalem. More than anything else, our desire is to be a blessing to Jesus and minister to him in thanksgiving, adoration and praise, even as David did. If Jesus is worthy of eternal praise (Revelation 5), He is certainly worthy of our time here and now!
Secondly, it stands as a public witness to the glory and beauty of Jesus. We are inherently evangelistic in nature. As we proclaim the worth of the one we worship, it sparks curiosity in the eyes of the world and gives us the opportunity to share the good news of the gospel. There is an unique opportunity to proclaim Jesus before all people– nationwide. People are eager to hear the good news! We are so in love with Jesus we can’t stop talking about Him every chance we get, and we want everybody else to know Him too!
Thirdly, it stands as an act of intercession for America. As we simply host the presence of God through worship and prayer in cities and on college campuses, we invite Him to establish His work in our nation. David was known as a man after God’s own heart. God so blessed David that his reign became the golden age for the nation of Israel. If we host the presence of God like David did, will our nation be blessed like that too? We believe yes! God is bringing revival to America, even as we make Him central in our nation.
FREE WILL OFFERING TO JESUS
Please note that this is a volunteer effort. There is no monetary compensation for tent hosts, worship leaders, or any other volunteers. All of our work and effort is a free will offering to Jesus who is worthy of it all.
REPRESENT JESUS WELL
As you coordinate for Tent America 2019 in your city or campus, we are trusting that you will represent Jesus, Awaken the Dawn, and our heart well. We are trusting you to embody and protect the values that define who we are. These values should guide all of your actions during Tent America, both before and during the event.
TENT AMERICA 2019 BEGINS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 9PM EST & ENDS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 11PM (50 hours total)
As a City Tent Host, you will be helping to fill as many of the 50 hours with prayer and worship as possible. Please know that you may be receiving volunteers via our online sign up, as well as through your own ministry and networking connections. We are in this together! We encourage you to schedule worship & prayer leaders in 2 hour sets.
PREPARE YOUR HEART
Finally, don’t forget, that a heart that is connected to Jesus and free of known sin, is the most important thing you possess. In the months to come, please spend time individually, and as a planning team, centering your hearts on Jesus and asking the Holy Spirit to take you to deeper levels of intimacy with Him.
Thanks for reading all that! If you wish to proceed with applying to host a tent in your city, please provide the information below.
Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email with next steps.
We are so grateful for your heart and are blessed to call you family!