Dear Fellow Pastor
A little background on me… I'm a "Roman Bapticostal," ordained under Pastor Jack Hayford, who remains a close family friend and spiritual Papa to this day. By God's grace and under Jack's tutelage, I've not had to unlearn why everybody needs do things "my way." On that note, please allow me point to out what Pentecost Walk is NOT:
It's not "Pentecost-AL” Walk, denoting a single-slice of the broader denominational bandwidth; it's "Pentecost” Walk, underscoring the Ephesians 4:3 "unity of the Spirit" we're all endeavoring to walk in--a unity impossible until Pentecost, our common birthdate as the New Testament Church. Many of our prayerwalks are called "RE:UnionWalks."
: literally: regarding union
: origin: Christ’s “High Priestly Prayer:”
“…that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” (John 17:21 HCSB, emphasis added)
1: an act of reuniting, especially through repentance-in-unity : the state of being reunited
2: the reuniting of a people after forgiveness of divisions : oneness in Christ
I was privileged to travel to all 435 Congressional Districts last year to pray the length-and-breadth of our nation during what has been a tumultuous time. My primary focus was connecting our communities in prayerful agreement, so that even in the media-fanned fire of a midterm-election year, our cancerous culture of polarization would be overcome by God’s spirit of reconciliation.
Red + Blue = Purple
Not a politically correct convergence of feel-good platitudes, but a common trajectory, from varying Christian faith-traditions, toward one transcendent and Biblical goal: True oneness in Christ.
Just as an artist combines reds and blues to create royal hues of purple, we believe when WE THE PEOPLE come together under the Master's Hand in genuine unity, we transcend the earthly realm of political party-demarcation and step into the majesty of God's Kingdom. Here, He exhorts us to pray for one another as a "first of all" priority, especially for those He has empowered with governmental authority....
Pastor, we sincerely want to serve you, when we're with you, and especially, after we're gone.
Our mission is simple and our hope is that we will form connections on two specific levels:
1. Pastor-to-pastor, to come alongside you and your peers in a very informal manner, prayerwalking your collective parish not just as fellow-pastors, but as friends—interceding for your community and its leadership according to 1 Timothy 2: 1-2.
2. Leader-to-leader, to pray for your Representative and their staff, without media present, personally and confidentially, befitting the pastoral care they both need and appreciate, in an utterly post-partisan, Red + Blue = Purple manner.