This is an email from Ken Lansing the founder of the Beale Street Blast. The Beale Street Blast is a street preaching conference held each year in Memphis, TN. This year the conference is from May 4 to May 6, 2017. For more information go to Banners Unfurled.
The 19th annual Banners Unfurled public preaching event is just about here. We have a good crowd coming to the conference this year and several of them are new.
I’m praying and I hope you are too that some of these men will enter the ministry and make public preaching a continual part of their life.
So much of pastoring today is administrative which leaves them rarely engaging the unsaved in the public arena. On the other hand, church members become lazy and apathetic. “For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.” Phil. 2:21.
Public preaching will not necessarily build a church but it will build soldiers and accomplish what Christ commanded us to do by sowing the seed and preaching the word.
“So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth: but God that giveth the increase.” I Cor. 3:7
Next weekend will be an intense weekend of labor- laboring in the word for souls. We will be holding forth the Word of life as Philippians 2:16 says. We have a supernatural book, and a supernatural God to hold out to those on the street. I am praying for good spirits, God’s power and supernatural results.
Speaking of prayer, we always experience intense (though they may seem over small things ) attacks in the week or two leading up to the event. I feel like this is true for you also. So we need to pray for each person- cars to run, finances, health, safety traveling etc.
I would like to ask each of you to make yourself available as much as possible during the weekend and mingle with those who have come to learn.
Here is a link to the schedule which I hope will open up for you and following is a description of the Friday afternoon sessions.