God is moving in America in unprecedented ways. There is a movement of people and organizations that are linking arms and coming together to say something to the nation. This yearlong campaign called Together 2016 has just launched and will be gaining momentum. Together 2016 is yearlong campaign that culminates in a generation defining moment on the National Mall in Washington DC, Summer 2016.
WHY TOGETHER 2016?
2016 will be a year marked by another political cycle that will define our nation. We live in a time of racial tension, economic uncertainty, and religious divide. The next generation is walking away from institutional religion and values that were once commonplace. By any calculation, this is an urgent hour.
We believe God is calling us to rally this generation—across every line imaginable—around the hope and invitation of Jesus. We believe that Jesus changes everything and that only good will come when people seek Him.
American history has been marked by catalytic moments of cultural and spiritual change:
The First and Second Great Awakenings, the Azusa Street Revival, Youth for Christ at Soldier Field, the Jesus People at Explo 1972, Promise Keepers Stand in the Gap, and more.
These moments, to name a few, have defined generations and defined our history. The majority of America, including everyone 30 and under, have never experienced this kind of national awakening. We believe the time is now.
RESET is a prayer. RESET is a gathering.
RESET is a prayer you can pray right now. At the core of RESET is a personal invitation to experience the fresh start Jesus offers to every person—regardless of race, religion, or background. We all make mistakes. We all get off track. We all need a reset. RESET prayers are prayed privately, publicly, online, and by text messaging. When you pray for a reset, you are joining others from all backgrounds who want to experience and share the hope that Jesus brings. RESET is a gathering: TOGETHER 2016. RESET is not owned by any individual, group, or organization. RESET is a united expression of our need and belief that Jesus changes everything. Launching a yearlong initiative on June 12, 2015, we are calling all people to come together for a historic gathering on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where the only agenda is Jesus.
TOGETHER 2016 will be an opportunity to stand with people from every corner of America to celebrate Jesus and seek Him for the reset we need. TOGETHER 2016 will be a day-long gathering for anyone who needs a second chance and for those wanting to celebrate their reset with others. The day will be entirely focused on Jesus—His offer of life, hope, and a reset to anyone who would call upon Him. The day will feature music from artist possibilities like Hillsong United, Lecrae, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood, along with messages and times of prayer led by leaders representing varying generations and spheres of influence. The focal point of the day will be a live and simulcast united prayer to Jesus, which we believe will be far bigger and greater than anything in American history. Throughout history, there have been generation-defining moments when the call of Jesus transcended business as usual. This is our moment. We need Jesus. We want the world to see Jesus. When we unite together, we live out the answer to Jesus’ prayer: so that the world might believe.