To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

Largest Evangelistic Event in US History Coming to Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium

Josh Shepherd : Jun 6, 2018

"Jesus did not say that the whole world should go to church. He said the Church should go to the whole world, and this is our way of doing that..." -Pastor Greg Laurie

airlift[] Thousands of churches nationwide have been mobilizing what organizers expect to be the largest evangelistic event in U.S. history. On Sunday, June 10, Pastor Greg Laurie will spearhead the Harvest America live event at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas—home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. (Photo: Harvest Ministries previously hosted a large-scale event at the venue on March 6, 2016/Harvest Ministries/via

A diverse Dallas-area coalition is building on the success of a similar 2016 event. "Two years ago, when we went to AT&T Stadium, 215,000 people were watching this event live at host sites around the United States," says Laurie to The Stream. "Add that to the already 82,000 participating live at the stadium, it made Harvest America 2016 the largest one-day live evangelistic event in American history."

Several popular bands will perform at the event, notably Switchfoot, who have been on hiatus since last December. Worship artists Chris Tomlin and Phil Wickham will lead those gathered in songs of praise, while rapper Trip Lee and songwriter David Crowder will also be featured during the program.

A popular author who pastors a California megachurch, the evangelist has preached to over six million people since Harvest events began in 1990. Notably, Harvest America will mark the first stadium evangelistic event in the U.S. since Billy Graham died on February 21. In an interview, Laurie shares why stadium gatherings still matter and why unity among Christians is essential.

Stepping On to the Field

The Stream: What is the vision for this Harvest America rally at one of the nation's biggest NFL stadiums?

Greg Laurie: Our objective is clear, and that is to reach as many people on one day as we possibly can. The mission statement of Harvest America is one day, one Church, one message. On one day, which is June 10, we will gather as one Church.

Though churches have theological distinctions, we have a lot more in common as the Body of Christ. We believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and that Herose again from the dead. We believe if we turn from our sins and put our faith in Him, we can be forgiven, begin a relationship with God, and go to Heaven when we die.

Finally, the one message we preach is the Gospel that we all believe. By using modern technology, we're able to take this same service taking place live at AT&T Stadium and bring it into church sanctuaries, movie theaters and other venues all around the U.S. and the world.

The Stream: Americans are so splintered today into subcultures. Are stadium rallies still an effective means to reach people with the Gospel message?

Laurie: If God decides to change the Bible, then we can change our approach to these things. Since the Bible will never change, there will always be a place for what I like to call proclamation evangelism—that is, speaking the Gospel.

God has primarily chosen to reach nonbelievers through the verbal articulation of the Gospel. Scripture asks, How will they hear unless someone tells them? And how can someone tell them unless they are sent? When it's all said and done, when God wanted to reach this world, He gave us a Book and a message, and He told us to proclaim that message.

"Though churches have theological distinctions, we have a lot more in common as the Body of Christ."

We may use new platforms of technology, but some things will never change. In the first century, their "cutting-edge tech" would be the Roman road system and a common language. Because the power of Rome had conquered a good part of the planet, their road system opened up the world. Secondly, Greek had been established as a common language. The apostles walked across those Roman roads and brought the Gospel in that language to people who had never heard it before.

Today, we have other forms of technology—everything from print media to websites, from radio to social media. It gives us an opportunity to go where people are. Jesus did not say that the whole world should go to church. He said the Church should go to the whole world, and this is our way of doing that. By using media, it's almost like we're staging ten crusades in one day...

Continue reading here.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

UK Psychologist Who Worked at Child Trans Clinic Bravely Sounds Alarm in Damning Open Letter to Former Boss 'Puberty Blockers Are Not Fully Understood'

Trump Administration's 'Protect Life Rule' Gives Planned Parenthood September 18th Deadline to Comply to Avoid $60 Million Defunding

Former Abortionist Says, 'I Was a Mass Murderer'; She's Not the Only One

'I Loved My Baby': Meghan McCain Announces Miscarriage in Emotional Column

Shocking Video Shows Anti-Trumper Rep. Tlaib Yelling and Disrupting His Event, Hauled Out by Secret Service

From 'Born Alive Act' to 'Save Chick-fil-A', Texas Takes Big Steps to Defend Life and Liberty

'My Life Seemed Crushed': Texas Governor's Major Triumph Over Tragedy

President Trump Surprises Bride and Groom at Wedding Reception: "The Leader of the Free World is at Our Wedding ... We're All Proud Americans"

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu's Accomplishments Will Stand for Decades

The Hidden Story of the Trump Family Rabbi

Medical Doctor Breaks Down the Complexities of Human Body That Prove God

Tennis Phenom Coco Gauff Prays for Her Opponent Before Every Match: Expression of Thanks to God and Dependence on Him

'Let There Be Light': How God Kept Appearing Over and Over during America's Missions to the Moon

'Church of the Astronauts' Still Celebrates Lunar Communion Sunday; and Other 'Faith Facts' Surrounding the Lunar Landing's 50th Anniversary

'The Passing of a Titan': Former Co-Host of '700 Club,' Ben Kinchlow Goes Home to the Lord

Warnings for People and Pets, as Millions from East Coast to Midwest Brace for Deadly, Triple-Digit Heat Indexes

Evangelist Alveda King Says, Shame on 'The Squad': 'Ladies, Use Your Faith, Not Your Hate'

'I Now Cast out all Spirits of Darkness': Congressional Chaplain Launches Spiritual Warfare in US House

God Continues to Move Mightily in Ohio as the Mansfield Mayor Proclaims Global Forgiveness Day

Dutch Sheets: A Salute to America; and Appeal to Heaven

Search the Articles Archives

Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year

BCN Plus

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
An ElijahList Paid Advertisement

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
BCN Store
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner

Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor

Teresa Neumann
Teresa Neumann, Reporter

BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
BCN Contact Info

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.

Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.