In 2013, Brent Brooks, pastor of Reno Christian Fellowship, invited the leadership of OneCry to come alongside him and other pastors to host a prayer gathering in Reno, NV. “God has been doing something very intriguing in Reno,” says Brooks. “We’ve seen God crossing boundaries and bringing people together in ways He hasn’t before.” In that prayer gathering, 375 leaders from 60 different ministries were unified in asking God for revival in Reno. Three years later, during April 2016, nine churches in Reno held four-day THIRST conferences, led by teams from Life Action Ministries. The teams traveled from church to church (from various denominations) throughout the city. The meetings included worship, prayer, and messages from “revivalist” speakers. The messages of repentance and humility encouraged attendees to allow the Spirit to work in their lives. OneCry Reno culminated in a three-night citywide worship gathering at the Lawlor Events Center, April 24–26, focusing on prayer for Reno’s spiritual rebirth. Three thousand people gathered, representing 100 churches, in a city where only two percent of the population attends church.
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