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"We set a goal of reaching over one thousand people in our first year of ministry. Since the average church size in America is fewer than one hundred and twenty, and the first rule of goal setting is attainability, I guess we were overshooting it a bit. But we wanted to see God accomplish something so exponentially amazing that it would leave no doubt who deserved the credit. In fact, several times during those months of casting vision, I told our little group, ‘I want to know what it means to live life and do ministry at the speed of God. I want to see God do so much so fast that the world will have to take notice.’…The story of our church is still being told…But…after just four years of ministry, our church has grown to more than six thousand regular attendees. Since our opening day more than five thousand people have publicly professed faith in Christ. I’ll never forget the time we baptized over a thousand adults in a two-week period. (One Easter) over seven hundred people committed their lives to Christ…If we have the audacity to ask, God has the ability to perform…The same power that stopped the sun and raised Christ from the grave lives in every believer. God still demonstrates his power and supplies his provision in direct proportion to the faith of his children."

(Steven Furtick - "Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to as God for the Impossible" - Multnomah Books, 2010 - pg. 15-16)

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