More of what You can Expect if you Attend the Convergence Conference in October

As I wrote in a previous post, Bridgeway Church is hosting a national conference October 5-7 of this year here in Oklahoma City, OK. If this is the first time you’ve heard of it, I encourage you to click on the ad at the top of this page and watch the video invitation.

This is the second article that provides information on the subject matter of each plenary session. I’ve asked Andrew Wilson to address the issue of healing. I can’t think of anyone more qualified to do so and I assure you that these are two sessions you don’t want to miss. Continue reading . . . 

As I wrote in a previous post, Bridgeway Church is hosting a national conference October 5-7 of this year here in Oklahoma City, OK. If this is the first time you’ve heard of it, I encourage you to click on the ad at the top of this page and watch the video invitation.

This is the second article that provides information on the subject matter of each plenary session. I’ve asked Andrew Wilson to address the issue of healing. I can’t think of anyone more qualified to do so and I assure you that these are two sessions you don’t want to miss.

Andrew Wilson / Plenary Session Two

“A Charismatic Theology of Healing: What? When? Where?”

Physical healing is often hugely controversial. Many Christians believe it happens for anyone who has enough faith, while other Christians are skeptical that it happens at all. Things are not made easier by the fact that some who see the most healing often have the least robust theology of it, and those with the most robust theology of it often see the least healing. Convergence between Word and Spirit requires a practice of healing that is unashamedly charismatic, and unashamedly theological.

Andrew Wilson / Plenary Session Six

“A Charismatic Theology of Healing: Why? How? Who?”

In the first of these two sessions on healing we asked and answered the questions, What is healing, When does it happen, and Where does it take place? In this follow-up session we continue our exploration of a biblical and charismatic theology of healing by turning our attention to the questions, Why does God heal, How do we pursue healing, and Who is the healer?

[I should also add that extended periods of time will be set aside at the conference specifically to pray for God to heal those who are sick or in some way physically impaired. We by no means make promises for what God may do, but we assuredly believe that James was correct when he said, “You do not have because you do not ask” (James 4:2), and again, “confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed” (James 5:16).]

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About Sam Storms

Sam Storms is the Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sam is on the Board of Directors of both Desiring God and Bethlehem College & Seminary, and also serves as a member of the Council of The Gospel Coalition. Sam is President of the Evangelical Theological Society. http://www.samstorms.com/enjoying-god-blog