I feel such an urgency and expectation about the next couple of years, believing that how we gather is shifting. In many ways, our conferences and events, which have been sincerely helpful, are not enough to take into us the next season. I believe that we are returning to the One who alone can change everything. We are learning to tabernacle with Him.
We are on a journey to see America awakened, re-oriented, and transformed around the presence of God. I believe it is time to disciple our campuses and cities to host the presence of God in public day and night worship and gospel proclamation. It is time to launch into a bold and audacious proclamation of Jesus’ worth. There is no human remedy for the crisis in America. God’s presence and power is our hope.
A few months ago, I was contemplating what 2019 would hold for ATD. I was unable to sleep. At 5 am, I left my house and was standing in downtown Fredericksburg, VA, praying for clarity. I was asking God, specifically, about the next steps for Awaken the Dawn in 2019. To my amazement, I received a phone call later that day from a friend. He said he woke up at exactly the same time that morning, at 5 am, from a dream with me in it. In the dream, I was standing in a gathering of young adults and students. There was a sense of revival among the students of America. He felt he had to call and share the dream. I knew I had an answer from the Lord.
I believe the next phase of Awaken the Dawn involves, not only engaging in state-wide worship and prayer movements, but engaging the university and high school campuses of America. There is no human remedy for the campuses of America. We urgently need God’s presence and power on our campuses.
Here is our plan going forward. In 2019, we will host Tent America 2019 on October 17-19 during Feast of Tabernacles. Tent America 2019 will be another simultaneous gathering of worship, prayer, and outreach in tents across America