Portland, USA (ANS) – There’s no question this has been one of the most difficult years in history, and pastors and church leaders have not been immune to this pain, according to a press release by the Luis Palau Association.
The ministry reports many are struggling to keep perspective, stay encouraged, and lead their churches well. In an effort to bring unique encouragement and support to pastors during this difficult time, the Luis Palau Association is hosting a free online pastor’s gathering on October 29.
This online event, called RE:NEW Talks – Real Conversations for Pastors and Leaders Right Now, will feature respected leaders from all across America, sharing their own personal advice and encouragement of leading during this global crisis.
Speakers will include Craig Groeschel, Dr. Tony Evans, Luis Palau, Bob Goff, Lee Strobel, John Mark Comer, Wendy Palau, David Platt, and Michael Kelsey. It will also incorporate worship from Hillsong United and Matt Redman and a powerful message of encouragement from Andrew Palau.
“We know that now can be an especially hard time for pastors and leaders,” shared Andrew Palau, “that’s why this event is so important – we all need encouragement, and we want to bless pastors and leaders with this event.”
The Palau team has already enlisted the partnership of many US churches and non-profit organizations, including America Prays, City Gospel Movements, Global Network of Evangelists, Pray America, and Promise Keepers.
With the Palau Association’s international travel on hold amidst the current worldwide pandemic, the team is channeling much of their resources and experience to multi-media platforms. In recent months, it has hosted two massive online festivals called Stories of Hope and Sí Hay Esperanza, reaching millions of people in English and Spanish-speaking countries. The Palau Team has also seen the number of online decisions for Jesus more than double through their Hope with God website and social media community since the COVID-19 outbreak began.