John Bradshaw, speaker/director of It Is Written | Courtesy It Is Written
As the COVID-19 crisis escalated, the Ignite Indiana plans suddenly came to a halt. They were no longer able to meet in large gatherings, whether it was in a public venue or at church.
Indiana Conference president Vic Van Schaik wrote, "At first, we were wondering what this all meant. ‘God, what happens now? Many members have been trained for Bible work in the last three years. Your people are ready to work. Where do we go from here?’”
What they did not know at the time was that God already had a solution — evangelism in a different way, one which could potentially reach more people than ever imagined.
Van Schaik said in a statement, "Through much prayer and many conversations with the It Is Written (IIW) team, we are excited to share that Pastor John Bradshaw will preach a full evangelistic series from the IIW studio in Chattanooga during April and May. This online opportunity will include the entire state of Indiana, not just the Indianapolis area.”
Furthermore, there are talks underway with the North American Division to offer these meetings across the entire country. Where before we expected to reach hundreds with the IIW meetings, the potential now exists to reach tens of thousands of people across Indiana and the entire country with the Three Angels’ Messages. Praise God for how He works. I am reminded of Joseph’s words: But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive (Genesis 50:20 NKJV).
The month-long series, running April 17 until May 16, is entitled “Revelation Today: Hope Awakens,” and is designed to reach people across North America with more than simply the facts of the Bible. Organizers shared that, at a time when people are searching for answers and hope is in short supply, “Revelation Today: Hope Awakens” will “present the prophetic message of the Bible while speaking to hearts burdened by anxiety, fear and uncertainty.”
It Is Written is utilizing the latest technology and a large team of online Bible workers to digitally connect with registered guests before, during and after the event.
“God demonstrated that when He shuts one door, He often opens another,” said John Bradshaw, speaker/director of IIW. “Dozens of events around the country have been canceled or postponed. We see God providing a way to make this a bigger and more effective outreach event than we could have imagined — at a time when people are not distracted by sports, school and work events.”
Churches are encouraged to partner with It Is Written to reach people in their local areas through direct digital marketing. The interactive meetings will be viewable on mobile devices and online.
“God has promised to pour out the Holy Spirit without measure,” said Yves Monnier, IIW Evangelism director. “We’re seeing God turn tragedy into a time of triumph for Christ and the gospel."
Indiana physician-pastor partners with It Is Written
Dr. David DeRose serves as pastor of Fort Wayne First Church, and has teamed up with It Is Written for a coronavirus educational presentation. "What Can I do to Be Prepared" offers practical steps on protecting our physical and spiritual well-being. DeRose and Bradshaw discuss the most important aspect of this — something that is being ignored.
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