UPDATE: On Friday, April 19, a recording of the April 12 “One City One City Gospel” event will air on
Moody Radio Chicago
from 4–5:30 p.m. Following the broadcast, from 5:30–6 p.m., a live prayer conversation will be hosted by Roy Patterson, Moody Radio Chicago station manager who emceed “One City One Gospel.”
On Friday, April 12, Chicago area pastors James Ford, Mark Jobe and Colin Smith, are bringing together believers from around Chicagoland for " One City One Gospel." This unique night of worship and teaching will celebrate the diverse nature of God's Church and the power of the gospel that brings unity and true peace. It will take place from 7-9 p.m., in Torrey-Gray Auditorium on Moody Bible Institute's Chicago campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The idea for "One City One Gospel" came about several months ago through a conversation amongst pastors Ford, Jobe and Smith. And after hearing that a teenage girl who performed at President Obama's inauguration was shot dead in Chicago, Moody Radio Chicago station manager Roy Patterson called the three pastors together to recommend the focus of the event's preaching be on an answer to the violence in Chicago.
"This is a unique opportunity for three unique churches to make a unique impact on the city of Chicago," said Patterson who will serve as emcee. "These churches have expressed a deep concern about the violence in the city and Moody Radio is proud to stand with them as we pray against this epidemic. We believe that God is going to bring about a change that is profound and long-lasting."
Colin Smith, pastor of The Orchard and host of Moody Radio's Unlocking the Bible, will deliver the first message of the evening, focusing on the gospel. A message on prayer will then be given by pastor James Ford of Christ Bible Church and Moody Radio's Treasured Truth. Drawing the evening to a close will be pastor Mark Jobe from New Life Community Church and Moody Radio's Straight Talk Radio. He will focus on God's people performing acts of peace and kindness in their city.
Between messages, members from each of the three churches will lead the congregation in worship. "The diversity of our churches and of our great city will not only be represented in who attends that evening, but it will be reflected in the styles of music we incorporate," added Patterson. "God has given us the incredible gift of music and together we will worship the Lord in the various styles and genres of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. It will be a meaningful, moving time of worship."
A two-hour special of "One City One Gospel" will be available via Moody Radio's Special Programming Web page in May. "One City One Gospel" is free-of-charge, but tickets must be reserved in advance through iTickets.com. Live translation in Spanish will be available. A limited number of headsets are available and can be reserved through the iTickets.com order form.
For more information about "One City One Gospel" on April 12 at Moody, please visit the Facebook page or call 1-800-965-9324.