Sunday, December 2nd
8:45 | 10:30 AM | 12:15 PM
Matthew Barnett, Best-Selling Author of The Church That Never Sleeps and The Cause Within You and pastor of one of America’s fasting growing churches, is one of the most dynamic voices God is using in Christianity today.
Son of Pastor Tommy Barnett, Best-Selling Author, Church Growth Pioneer, and pastor of what Time Magazine considers one of the three largest churches in America, he has learned powerful principles of ministry which have gifted him in founding the Dream Center in Los Angeles.
The Dream Center began as a typical local church. But with the fresh vision and desire to impact an entire city that God birthed in Matthew’s heart, the church grew from 39 members at its conception in September of 1994, to reaching more than 30,000 people each week in the Center’s 40 services and nearly two hundred ministries today.
The Dream Center houses close to 600 people who are being rehabilitated for the glory of God. Over 40,000 people a week receive food and many other services are offered to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the local community. As of September 2003, there have been over 150 Dream Centers launched around the world.
It’s Red Sox Sunday!
During the Red Sox/Dodgers World Series this year, Pastor Jonathan made a friendly bet with Pastor Matthew that whoever’s team won the other person would have to preach at the winner’s church wearing the other’s team jersey! Pastor Matthew, a Dodgers fan since he moved to LA in the 1990’s, will be wearing a Red Sox jersey at IFC. We’re going to help him celebrate by wearing Red Sox gear too to help him celebrate our victorious Red Sox!