George Whitefield and the The Great Awakening
This year is the 250th commemoration of the death of George Whitefield. In observing this anniversary, we can recover both his historical impact and his evangelical message. This message of new life resulted in the Great Awakening, and opened the door for the American Revolution.
More people on earth heard Whitefield speak than anyone else of his generation. He preached to tens of thousands of people at a time, before there were microphones. He broke down walls that separated people: class, race, and religion. An ordained pastor, most of the religious establishment hated him. Yet with incredible passion, he preached that a new birth is the basis for a relationship with God.
But today, he’s a controversial - and largely forgotten - character in American history because of his stance on slaves in the colony of Georgia.
Racial Justice and a Just Awakening
This year also marks the opportunity to address the incomplete work of full racial justice to which we are just now awakening. Please join us in the many online events in September and October of 2020 that will demonstrate the intersection between a personal new life in Christ and a public demonstration of that faith.