one heart at a time
A long line of prayer intercessors over the city
Wisdom of Old "Soles"
Walking God’s path together with the next generations
Walking God’s Path Together (John 3:17)
Wisdom of Old “Soles” is a ministry that uses the same technology to bring people to Jesus that Satan uses to pull them away from Him. The purpose is to mentor, develop, and provide GenZ Christ-followers (1995-2012) tools to become disciple-makers so they will create disciple-making communities of believers.
About three in the morning as we were continuing instant in prayer, the power of God came mightily upon us, insomuch that many cried out for exceeding joy and many fell to the ground. As soon as we were recovered a little from that awe and amazement at the presence of his majesty we broke out with one voice, “We praise thee O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.” (JOHN WESLEY)
Why do we not now experience such occurrences regularly or even at all? Just asking…
Here are some ministry principles undergirding healthy forms and structures:
- All ministry is local in origin.
- Disciple-making communities follow Jesus by His Word and through His Spirit (to the glory of God).
- A healthy church is where disciples make disciples, leaders train leaders, and disciple-making communities birth disciple-making communities.
- The essential characteristics of disciple-making communities (congregations or “Clusters”) include: it identifies itself as a congregation, spiritual gifts function, biblical leadership emerges.
- These disciple-making communities are networks of networks interconnected organically and often principally through their leaders.
Sometimes wisdom comes from unexpected places. Those of you who know me also know that I tend to be awake in the middle of the night or early hours of the morning. Years ago, I would spend that time DXing across the shortwave bands listening to Radio Moscow and trying to figure out what would be in the news before the New York Times or Washington Post hit the streets. That radio world changed with the internet.
Now I listen to podcasts and YouTube educational instruction videos ranging from NancyPi’s tutorials on solving calculus differential equation problems to the Crazy Russian Hacker’s mind-numbing life-hacks. What can I say? I don’t always sleep through the night.
In the early 2000s, the prayer mothers and fathers of Charlotte birthed “Charlotte Awake.” They did so because of a keenly felt need for revival in the church and spiritual awakening in the community and culture.
No one knew the details beyond that, but by faith, “Charlotte Awake” became an umbrella for believers with the same vision and calling for God’s church. This open group has always been diverse, brought together by the Holy Spirit, trusting God for His kingdom and His will as we near Jesus’ return.
Charlotte Awake remains a movement where people feel called to pray. Originally stewarded by Bob and Mary Lance Sisk, Dr. Bob Lowman, Bishop Larry Jackson, and others, in 2014, Dr. David Ingrassia became the movement’s current steward—one always headed by the Lord Jesus.
We are followers of Jesus, anointed and called. Since 2014, a Board of Elders oversees Charlotte Awake’s staff and ministry operations. The prayer movement remains as it was, an open and diverse calling of all who are anointed by God’s Spirit to pray for church awakening in Charlotte and beyond.
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