Through studying the Word of God we will BEHOLD attributes of God followed by BEHOLDING the Word in worship, inviting the Spirit of wisdom and revelation to connect our head knowledge with heart revelation.
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” II Corinthians 3:18 NKJV
The Encounter Room is the center of the ministry of Global Presence. Teams gather weekly to lift up the Name of Jesus, sing of His love, and pray for God’s will to be done on earth just as it is in heaven (Matt 6:10).
In our culture of worship, we encourage creative expression, including singing, art, dance, flagging, and writing. People are free to sit, stand, read, journal, pray or sing along with the live worship. People may come and go at any time throughout the evening.
“The Holy Spirit speaks to thirsty hearts whose longings have been awakened by the touch of God within them.” - AW Tozer
The Heart Behind a Dedicated Place of God’s Presence
Because He is Worthy We host a dedicated place of God’s Presence because He is worthy of day and night worship and adoration. Right now, and throughout eternity, heaven roars the praises of God as angels and saints are enamored with the glory and majesty of God. We also are invited to join the worship experience. In the Bible, David’s heart burned for God’s manifest Presence to be a continual reality on earth, so he established a place of God’s presence where singers and musicians gathered continually to minister before the Lord. (See 1 Chronicles 15.)
To Seek the Face of God, Behold His Beauty & Be Transformed We can seek the Lord and know Him personally, hearing His voice and growing in our relationship with Him. As we behold His beauty and glory, setting our hearts to know Him, He transforms us to look like Him. In this place we are set free from everything that hinders love and are empowered to live overcoming lives.
“You have said, ‘Seek my face.’ My heart says to you, ‘Your face, Lord, do I seek.’” Psalm 27:8
“One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.” Psalm 27:4
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” II Corinthians 3:16-18 NKJV
God’s Heart is for All Nations God is raising up people from every nation who will know Him, who will be His Church. This is not just a local expression; this is part of a global movement of worship.
“…My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Isaiah 56:7b
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…” Revelation 7:9a
God moves in Oneness of Spirit As we unify together with God’s will, Holy Spirit moves in power. In the Bible, there were 120 people praying together with one accord. Holy Spirit moved in their midst, causing the “prayer meeting” to flood the streets and 3,000 people to become Believers in Jesus that day!
Prophetic Worship and Prayer Shifts Atmospheres The Church is called to be the Ekklesia – the legislative, governing Body of Christ on the earth. As we move in the authority God has given us, we prophesy, decree and declare the realities of God’s Kingdom to become the realities of this earth. We see the miraculous. We see people, cities and nations transformed by God’s righteousness and justice.
To Cultivate 24/7 Lifestyles of Worship As we encounter the goodness of God and His incredible love for us, we realize it’s not just about an event or a location. We are the very dwelling place of God, living a lifestyle of worship as we carry His Presence with us everywhere we go.