Why Attend C.O.R.E. 2017?
A Baptist pastor was recently asked by another pastor, “Are you trying to take the church of today back to the 20th Century?” His response was, “No, I am trying to take the church back to the first century!” The first century church, in the Book of Acts, was set on fire by God and impacted their world for Jesus Christ. In spite of Jewish opposition and Roman oppression, God’s people were energized and empowered by the Holy Spirit and were evangelizing their corrupt culture for the Savior. Thousands were converted to Christ and the church was growing not only by addition but also by multiplication. The Saints were willing to live and die for their faith and the Roman world was taking notice. God’s people were not on the defense but on the offense, and desperate prayer, devoted praise, and dynamic preaching were all characteristic of their assemblies.
C.O.R.E. 2017 is not just another conference or gathering for preachers looking for fresh ideas and good fellowship. It is a gathering of Independent Baptist Preachers (Pastors, Evangelists and Missionaries) and wives who are tired of “business as usual.” If your heart cries out for “the times of refreshing” that can only come from the power and presence of the Lord, this gathering of sold-out ministers is a must on your calendar for 2017. If you are experiencing a carnal, casual and critical spirit in the ministry where you serve….if you are grieved about the apathy of God’s people…if you are discontent with the status quo of your own spiritual walk with God, C.O.R.E. is the scripturally- focused conference you have been looking for. Our prayer is that the days of January 3-5, 2017 will be an intense time of scriptural equipment and spiritual encouragement. It is time for us as God called preachers to live more purely, passionately and productively and pray that our renewed “zeal will provoke many.”
C.O.R.E. has been strategically planned at the beginning of 2017. We are concerned about the corrupt state of our country, but we are more concerned about the carnal state of God’s Church. We are reminded of the French historian, Alexis de Tocqueville, who came to America in 1831 looking for the greatness of this nation. He declared, “ Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.” If your heart cries out with ours, “God set us and our preaching on fire for Your glory,” we invite you to join us for a serious, soul-searching and heart-stirring gathering with our living Lord!
United for Revival,
Byron Foxx, John Goetsch, Tom Farrell