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ChurchWatch 07/09/08

OB & Billy Graham Partner in Disaster Response Ministry Training; TheCall DC Updates

Operation Blessing & The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) Rapid Response Team are partnering to host a special training titled, “His Presence in Crisis.” This training is life changing and will empower you to help those you love in times of crisis and tragedy.

The training will be held in the CBN Corporate Support Building, 977 Centerville Turnpike in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Saturday, July 26th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It is exciting to see that Operation Blessing is working more closely than ever with BGEA. This is the training BGEA does nationally and internationally to train their chaplains and to teach volunteers how to more effectively minister to people during times of crisis and trauma.

Topics will include:

  • Understanding trauma;
  • Walking through the stages of grief;
  • Ministry of the responder;
  • Offering hope through faith;
  • Care for the caregiver; and
  • Ministering His presence in crisis.

You will also have the opportunity to talk with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team if you are interested in becoming a RRT Chaplain.

"I took this training several months ago in California and it changed my life," says Jody Herrington, Director of U.S. Disaster Relief for Operation Blessing. "I am around people in crisis and trauma all of the time because of my role and this training taught me so much that I am using today! We are having BGEA’s Jack Munday and Dr. Jonathan Olford in to work with our U.S. & International Disaster Relief Teams. Once we decided to bring them in we quickly realized that this would be an incredible opportunity to invite the public to attend the six hour training."

For more information and to register go to http://www.ob.org/hispresenceincrisis/

TheCall DC Updates

TheCall DC is Only Weeks Away! Here are some of the news and information regarding this important gathering of believers.

Coach McCartney Calls Men Back to DC on 8.16.08

Bill McCartney has called all men to gather on the mall at TheCall on August 16th! He says, "The days are getting more difficult. God's Word told us this would happen. God's Word also tells us to put everything aside and call on Him." You can watch the full video at www.TheCall.com/CoachMcCartney

Download Lou Engle's Message "For Such a Time as This"

Lou recently spoke at IHOP's Fascinate '08 Conference where he called for a generation to live "For Such a Time as This." He shares the timely message of Esther calling for those who will live to see justice for the unborn in America. Leading up to TheCall DC, this message paves the way to the Mall where thousands will cry out for God's mercy. CLICK HERE to listen.

Plan Your Trip to DC on 8.16.08

Please Register for TheCall DC at www.TheCall.com/DC. You can also book your hotel room online at www.TheCall.com/Hotels or Find a Campsite Near TheCall. And last but not least, PLEASE BRING WATER TO DC!!! There will be NO WATER SOLD on the mall. So bring water for you, water for your friends, and bring lots of it.

For more important information and ways to plan your trip to DC on 8.16.08, visit www.TheCall.com/PlanYourTrip

Pre-Call Conferences—August 14th & 15th

Join us August 14th-15th for the Pastors' and Leaders' Pre-Call Conference and the Forerunner Pre-Call Conference. These are FREE two-day conferences to prepare our hearts before the Lord for TheCall DC on 08/16/08. Lou Engle and other nationally known speakers and worship leaders will be there. Visit www.TheCall.com/DC for more information and to register.

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