ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – After an all-too-long 2020, replete with shut-ins, shut-downs, and shut-outs, it’s time for the Church to gather again and make its voice heard, according to Daniel Kolenda, President of Christ For All Nations.
Hundreds of people gathered January 28 – 30, 2021 at the JW Marriott in Lake Buena Vista from all over the world to hear a special announcement regarding what is about to take place right here in the city of Orlando. Before mentioning what was announced, I’m going to take you on a journey to the weekend that changed so many lives.
Themed “The Comeback,” the Fire 21 Conference featured an amazing list of speakers including CfaN’s Lead Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, CfaN’s Vice President, Peter Vandenberg, Todd White, Eric Gilmour, Brian Guerin, Michael Koulianos, and Russell Benson.
Plus, the crowd was lead in dynamic, presence-soaked worship by Eddie James, Leonard Jones, Jenny Weaver, Naomi Akuchie-Cantwell, Amber Brooks, and new to the powerful line-up, Sean Feucht! Sean’s unique, street-outreach “worship-protests” have drawn national attention for their impact on 2020. That same “change-the-world” anointing will carry over into 2021.
Fresh on the heels of crossing the 80-million souls mark, CfaN is poised to take the Gospel even further over the coming decade. The Fire 21 Conference marked the beginning of a return to full-force and momentous move of God!
For the first time, Fire 21 Conference featured a parallel Fire 21 Kids Conference. Children enjoyed Christ-centered preaching and life-changing worship, alongside amazing fun and games – all tailored for their generation. Set in sunny Orlando, Florida, the theme park capital of the planet, Fire 21 was the perfect family getaway that promised a chance for encounters with the Holy Spirit and exceptional quality time, which both will produced lasting results long after the roller coasters stop.
I personally experienced the fresh fire of God and it was such a blessing to meet likeminded believers from all over the world.
Now for the big announcement, “Something Great Is Coming”, from the nations of the world to the neighborhoods of Central Florida, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda announced on Friday, January 29th the start of a new church in Orlando, Florida. The announcement was made with a big surprise blast of confetti, balloons, and streamers filling the conference room.
We Are Nations Church is set to launch in August 2021. The church isn’t looking for congregants who are already churched, but those who need a place to call their church home. Although Evangelist Kolenda’s number one priority is continuing to carry the torch of Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke in reaching Africa, his heart is also burdened to reach those in his own backyard here in Central Florida. Outreach teams will be hitting the streets to reach the un-churched, hurting, and lost prior to the opening date. Those relocating to the area are encouraged to join the launch team and “be part of something historic.” The church will be a separate entity from CfAN.
Evangelist Kolenda is passionate about his calling and says, “What if the same harvest we have seen around the nations of the world would happen here in Central Florida? What if hundreds of thousands of believers joined forces to preach the Gospel and proclaim the Good News? What would Orlando look like? What would America look like?”
Evangelist Kolenda Lays Out What Nations Church is and is Not
What This Means:
- Nations Church will be a thriving, life-giving, evangelistically orientated, local church.
- Nations Church will also serve as the hub for the community of laborers and their families that are gathering to be a part of the great harvest that’s coming!
- Kolenda will be the lead pastor and will dedicate a significant portion of his time to the church. He declared, “But I am not alone. God is assembling a dream team of leaders that will provide the highest quality pastoral leadership.”
What This Does Not Mean:
- Nations Church IS NOT replacing Christ for All Nations in any way – in fact, the two are completely separate entities. However, Nations Church is intended to provide a community for the army of laborers that are coming together under the Christ for all Nations banner.
- Christ for all Nations IS NOT cutting back on our global evangelistic work. In fact, we are increasing from 7-8 crusades per year to 43 crusades per year (not to mention the hundreds of collaborative efforts that will be ongoing within the team)!
- Christ for all Nations IS NOT taking our focus off Africa. In fact, we are focusing more intensely on Africa than ever before, launching local bases, conducting more crusades, and pressing into new nations and territories.
- If you haven’t already, I would be so honored if you would watch the video above of the Nations church announcement at our recent Fire Conference above.
If you would like to learn more about the vision and mission of this upcoming Evangelistic opportunity, you can visit their website at www.cfan.org or wearenations.church
Photos taken by LaTanya Newell and Kathleen Michelle.
LaTanya Newell is the Faith & Family Associate Editor for Florida National News. Politics Associate Editor Kathleen Michelle also contributed to this report. | firstname.lastname@example.org