1,000 U.S. Churches and Sites to Host Harvest America Stadium Outreach Event with Greg Laurie
Venues Gear Up for Aug. 26 Night of Hope and Worship via Simulcast
By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries
RIVERSIDE, CA (ANS) -- More than 1,000 churches and individuals across the U.S. have signed up to host Greg Laurie's Harvest America, live from Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Sunday, Aug. 26.
According to a news release, with the help of online streaming and satellite broadcast, Greg Laurie's Harvest Crusades ministry will bring this one night event to America's hometowns, free of charge and open to all people.
“Host sites from California to the Carolinas are gearing up for the event by enlisting and preparing volunteers, securing venues including auditoriums, parks and theaters, and planning corresponding community outreach events such as carnivals and family fun days,” said the release.
Several well-known participating churches include:
* Prestonwood Baptist Church - one of the largest churches in the U.S., located in Plano, Texas
* James McDonald's Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago
* Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale in Florida, led by Senior Pastor Bob Coy
Part of the crowd worshipping at a Harvest Crusade
Harvest America is a model for mass evangelism in the 21st century, in which an event is produced in one location, replicated and broadcast live to host sites across the U.S. Since crusades are held at local churches and venues, participants who accept Christ are already connected with a community for growth and encouragement, making this "crusade in a box" effective at nurturing and growing believers.
It's not too late to get involved. For more information or to register to become a host site visit www.HarvestAmerica.com.
About Harvest Crusades:
A ministry of California pastor Greg Laurie, Harvest Crusades holds annual stadium events designed to share the gospel in an environment that is contemporary and entertaining. Over the last 22 years, more than 4.4 million people have attended Harvest Crusades. This year, Harvest Crusades will be held in Anaheim Aug. 25-26 and in Los Angeles Sept. 8-9. Harvest America is Aug. 26 - the last night of the annual Anaheim event.
Dan Wooding, 71, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 48 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS) and was, for ten years, a commentator, on the UPI Radio Network in Washington, DC. He hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on the KWVE Radio Network in Southern California and which is also carried throughout the United States. The program is also aired in Great Britain on Calvary Chapel Radio UK and also in Belize and South Africa. Besides this, Wooding is a host for His Channel Live, which is carried via the Internet to some 192 countries and also provides a regular commentary for Worship Life Radio on KWVE. You can follow Dan Wooding on Facebook under his name there or at ASSIST News Service. Dan has recently received two top media awards -- the "Passion for the Persecuted" award from Open Doors US, and one of the top "Newsmakers of 2011" from Plain Truth magazine. He is the author of some 44 books, the latest of which is "Caped Crusader: Rick Wakeman in the 1970s." To order a copy, go to: http://www.amazon.com/CAPED-CRUSADER-Rick-Wakeman-1970s/dp/1908728302/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335474883&sr=1-1 . Wooding, who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, has also recently released his first novel “Red Dagger” which is available this link.