This past Friday I spent with 1800 pastors and laity in Chicago at the 1st gathering of the Wesleyan Covenant Association. This was one of the most remarkable experiences I have witnessed in a long time. The worship was awesome, music was great, speakers were enthralling. However, the most amazing thing to me was the presence of the Holy Spirit in the room. It was so different than any Annual Conference I have been to as it was filled with genuine Christian love and people who had the same goal and agenda.
There was no bickering, shouting from the microphones, rude comments. It didn’t feel like a political arena where everybody must lobby to get their voices heard.