Time Magazine describes this generation, the Millennials as “narcissistic, lazy, coddled and a bit delusional” or rather the “Me, Me, Me Generation!” Yet, “they’re optimistic, they’re confident and they’re pragmatic at a time when it can be difficult just to get by” and it’s that optimism, confidence and pragmatism that will ultimately “save us all.”
Save. Us. All.
That’s the goal of my young adult ministry, in downtown Brooklyn called Transitions, where in the middle of a month synonymous with death, we are experiencing a REVIVAL of historic proportions.
Revive: to make (someone or something) strong, healthy, or active again
to bring (something) back into use or popularity
to return to consciousness or life : become active or flourishing again
The Fulton Street Revival is taking place within the Transitions community and spreading all across New York City. Named after a similar revival that took place over 150 years ago on Fulton Street in Manhattan, the goal of this three week event is to revive the heart of prayer, change and passion for Jesus Christ within this generation. As hundreds of young adults filled the famed Brooklyn Tabernacle auditorium for part one last Friday, it was beautiful to witness everyone literally flourishing in the house of God.
..”planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God." Psalm 93:13
Why are we flourishing?
Because the “Me, Me, Me generation” is doing what we do best, putting ourselves first. Recognizing that change has to take place in our own lives first, the kind of change that can only happen as a result of prayer, we are praying for our mission in life as well as the needs of our families, communities, leaders and officials.
Social media also plays a large part in getting the message out via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Using the hashtag #FultonStreetRevival, we are uploading original content and posting stickers all across subways and landmarks in NYC.
View campaign here: #FultonStreetRevival
The VOICE season two contestant and gospel music artist Anthony Evans Jr. will lead worship for Part 2 on Friday, October 18th at 392 Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn.
If you need to be revived this week, if you need prayer for anything, please make sure you come out and join us for this historic event.