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Defining the Gospel (pt 1)

Most Christians believe our responsibility is to make disciples by sharing the “gospel.” But what is the “gospel” and how do we share it? It may sound like a simple question, but the answers can vary quite a bit. Some believe that to share the gospel means to tell the...

What Is the Gospel?

Over its long history, “gospel” is at times used in general or specific senses depending on context. For example, the Old Testament Hebrew terms to convey “good news” in general (often announcing military victory) are translated by the OT Greek version with the same...

Slivers of Testimonies, Splinters of Life

Image "Kintsugi" by Guggger CC BY-SA 4.0 The truth is, we all have not just one testimony of our entire lives, but slivers of testimonies throughout our lives every time people can see Christ in us, especially in those times of pain or suffering. Sometimes the most...

A Loving Church

It is mission critical for the church to possess and display the love of Jesus. Though we may frequently struggle and fight, stumble and fall, we must nonetheless get one thing right — we must be a model showroom for our Lord’s love in our relationships with one...

Some Good News

We bring some good news in this new year. Many readers of Revival Dispatch have encouraged us not simply by saying that they read through our newsletter, but that they actually look forward to reading the helpful articles! We want Revival Dispatch to be much more than...

Why Do We Do What We Do?

After four years of ministry in Charlotte Awake, it might seem a bit funny to talk about “WHY” Charlotte Awake exists. A group of citywide intercessors established Charlotte Awake in the early 2000s, so it might seem even more unusual after so many years to talk about...

Heads Bowed, Eyes Closed

When Charlotte Awake asked me to serve in women's ministry, I was thrilled. Selfishly, I knew I was being given the opportunity to learn about God through Scripture and ministry. As soon as I walked in Charlotte Awake's office, I knew the Lord had brought me somewhere...

The Multiplier Lab

Charlotte Awake has just wrapped up the sixth week of our eight-week "Multiplier Lab" designed for people who have a desire to introduce God's peace to those who do not know Christ using our Bible Cluster model. These "Multipliers" are willing to share the gospel and...

Prayer and Feasting

The title is not a typo. Maybe it’s a hopeful longing. Prayer and feasting sounds somehow more appealing than prayer and fasting. Many, if honest, find prayer not only mysterious, but very difficult. How do I pray? What do I say? Why does my mind wander? How do I...

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