Rick Warren and Christine Caine announced this week that the Amsterdam2023 EveryONE conference in the Netherlands will launch an “era of unprecedented evangelism with the vision that every person on earth will hear the Gospel message by 2033.”
“Things aren’t going to get better, but in the middle of the drama and trauma, we will not be afraid, we will not hold back, and we will preach the gospel to every person on earth,” said Dr. Billy Wilson, Empowered Global Chairman, in a press release sent to Christian Headlines.
The event is expected to have an opening day audience of 6,000 people from nearly 130 countries.
“We dedicate our lives to obeying Christ’s command and call for the global Church to unite with us in making the next ten years the greatest decade of Great Commission effort in history,” the commitment reads, referencing promises to collaborate, pray, mobilize, invest and go in order to accomplish the task. The text of the pledge can be read at www.2033.earth.
Warren spoke in an evening session, encouraging those gathered to keep loving others.
“If you want the blessing of God in your life, if you want the power of God through your life, and if you want the anointing of God on your life, you must care about what God cares about most, and what he cares about most is he wants his lost children found,” Warren said.
“God is looking for people to use who make God’s dream their dream. He’s looking for people who are willing to risk failure. He’s looking for people who expect to be used and who never give up.”
Caine said in her discussion that Christians need to try to “see” people but remember the role of Christians.
“In a world that’s all about me, we need to remember who we are; we are here to live on mission, we have been given a divine assignment, and we must not get distracted by everything else on the earth. Let’s get about the father’s business, let’s just get busy, and we can get this thing done in our lifetime,” she said.
Amsterdam2023 ends on Saturday.
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