At the end of July more than 350 people from across the UK came to Reading for a conference that aimed to touch heaven and in turn bless Reading and our nation.
Organised by Barnabas England and supported by Reading Christian Network, ‘Touching Heaven, Changing Earth’ saw more than 20 church leaders lead a variety of sessions from Thursday 26th July to Saturday, 28th July.
The main speakers included Dr Michael Maiden, leader of Church for the Nations, Billy Kennedy, leader of the Pioneer Network, Christen Forster, leader of Supranatural Life and Chris Cole, leader of Cross Rhythms.
Also speaking were local church leaders including Bishop Joel Thomas from The Globe, west Reading, Rob Gardiner from Network Vineyard, Yinka Oyekan from Reading Community Church and Neville Hollands, leader of LifeSpring church.
National leaders also joined us to stand and make declarations over the nation. These included the Revd Grenville Overton, team leader of the Southern Counties Baptist Association, Don Double, director and founder of Good News Crusade, Hugh Osgood, president of CIC International, John Manwell, leader of Together for the Harvest and John and Christine Noble, leaders of ‘spiritconnect’, a movement within Pioneer.
On Friday morning we joined in ‘All The Bells’, a mass bell-ringing held to launch the start of the Olympic Games. People brought along bells to ring for three minutes at 8.12am, this was as a response to a prophetic word given over the nation by Beni Johnson.
The church in Reading has been extremely blessed by the event and the leaders will be planning how to follow it up.
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