Thirsty people are looking to the church for fountains of life-giving water. Too often, they find leaky buckets instead. Pastors and church leaders, often running on empty themselves, are enticed by the latest fad rather than seeking to serve in the power of the Spirit. And thirsty people walk away empty, convinced the church has nothing unique to offer.
Pastor Mark Wilson says it's time for the church to rise up in the power of the Holy Spirit to serve this present age. In Filled Up, Poured Out, he challenges and inspires fellow pastors and all Christians to prepare their hearts to be filled with the Holy Spirit, so that they can in turn pour out God's presence, promise, peace, and power in their congregations and communities.
Filled with personal, inspirational stories from Mark's experience with growing a thriving congregation in a Wisconsin Northwoods town, this book will inspire you to seek the replenishing waters of God's Spirit and show you the pathway to revival for your parched soul.
About the Author
Mark O. Wilson is senior pastor of Hayward Wesleyan Church in Wisconsin's Northwoods.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Vacuus 13
1 Clouds without Rain: Empty Pastors 14
2 Broken Cisterns: Empty Churches 29
3 Catharsis: Empty Out to Fill Up 41
Part 2 Repleo 53
4 Immersion: Filled with God's Presence 54
5 Faith: Filled with God's Promise 67
6 Contentment: Filled with God's Peace 79
7 Enduement: Filled with God's Power 93
8 Confluence: Prayer Is the Filling Station 107
Part 3 Fluo 119
9 Compassion: Pour Out God's Presence 120
10 Blessing: Pour Out God's Promise 131
11 Righteousness: Pour Out God's Peace 146
12 Influence: Pour Out God's Power 159
13 Saturation: Go Be the Church 170