The Global Day of Worship brings together worshipers of Jesus Christ from various churches, denominations, organizations and geographic locations with a common vision to see Jesus lifted up and celebrated around the world.
The Global Day of Worship strives to unify the body of Christ while embracing and celebrating our differences in expressions of worship. Through a unified celebration and adoration of the name of Jesus, the world will see that we are His disciples because of our love.
In 1 Corinthians 12:12, Paul speaks of having many parts yet one body. In a body there are many parts for multiple functions with varying levels of visibility and importance, yet all are essential to the life of that body. Likewise, in the global body of Christ, we also are many parts but under the headship of Jesus. We believe as the Global Day of Worship gathers and unites the global church under one banner of love for Jesus Christ, we will go beyond the limitations of denominations, organizations, cultures, nations, languages and geography.
The Worldwide Event Strategy
We have already seen several regional and national worship events that have united the Body of Christ across the United States. We are excited to build on these experiences as we extend our worship across the globe. Read about each of these events below.
51 Hours of Prayer, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Worship teams from as far as California came to lead the nation in 51 hours of praise at the Men for Nations Prayer Embassy on October 28, 2010.
The meeting place was strategically across the street from The Supreme Court and the Capitol building. Beginning at 3 p.m. on October 28th and ending at 7 p.m. on October 30th, more than 2,000 men, women and children watched the live video stream and worshiped Jesus. Our purpose was simply to declare God's love, goodness, grace, favor and promises of hope over each of the 50 States of the Union as well as Washington DC just before the country’s midterm elections commenced.
National Day of Worship in the United States of America
On October 10, 2010, with a handful of gatherings ranging from small home groups to large venues, four time zones worshiped Jesus in a wave of unity across the United States. We believe this was strategic in declaring God's goodness, purposes and blessings over our nation.
Global Day of Worship
The first Global Day of Worship took place took place on November 11, 2011. Around the world, November 11th is remembered as the end of World War I - "the war that ended all wars". Using the internet, thousands of believers from more than 35 countries and six continents worshiped together. Countries included Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Germany, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.
Global Day of Worship 12.12.12
On December 12, 2012 you are invited to worship Jesus the Messiah with the Global Day of Worship from across the 24 time zones around the world. He is looking for worshipers willing to build a throne of praise and worship. As in the battle with Jehosophat, the victory strategy for this season is to lift up our heads towards heaven, declare his Lordship and see the victory of our Lord.
For one hour in each time zone (7-8 p.m.), a wave of worship and adoration across the nations will unite us as one body on December 12, 2012.. Utilizing 24 time zones, we will agree with and join the 24 elders, spoken of in Revelation 4, who are already worshiping Jesus around the throne. It is when the worship of heaven meets the worship of earth that spiritual climates of nations will shift as we serve faithfully here and now in preparation for His return.
“The twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne,
and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns
before the throne and say: "You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things,
and by your will they were created and have their being."
The Internet will serve as our connection in worship. In each time zone, we will stream live venues ranging from small house gatherings of families to larger events.We can worship Jesus through reflective expressions of love or loud, joyful celebration. We can sing hymns and choruses or engage in free-flowing passionate worship.
Mark your calendar for the 2nd annual Global Day of Worship on December 12, 2012.
1. One Focus: Lift Up the Name of Jesus
- This will unite the body of Christ despite differences in worship practices, expressions and theology across denominations, cultures, languages or nations. Our heart is to build bridges of love, honor and appreciation for different expressions and cultures of worship. In allowing various expressions, without judgment, we can focus on Jesus.
2. Encourage True Worship
We desire for individuals to participate and worship Christ, not merely attend as spectators. Participants are encouraged to worship Jesus in whatever venue or form they prefer—whether that is by taking a walk, painting, dancing, soaking, meditating, or gathering with their family, house group, church or other Christians in their region.
We encourage individuals to worship in unison within their particular time zone (7-8pm). If they prefer to join others in their time zone, they can view the worldwide web cast.
3. Unite Time Zones
- Our focus for this initial Global Day of Worship is to have 24 times zones around the world represented as a wave of worship across the globe.
4. Use Technology to Connect Us
- The Internet will serve as a conductor of worship. We will stream the events live from venues ranging from small house gatherings to large corporate events. The idea is to capture the worship happening in each time zone and across the nation.