Almost 2,000 people attended Impact 2017 at the Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge, Va. on June 17. Wintley Phipps, a world-renowned vocal artist, education activist, motivational speaker, pastor and CEO and Founder of the U.S. Dream Academy, was the featured speaker and musical artist.
In the afternoon, guests attended three different seminars: Discipleship Movement taught by Jennifer Deans, pastor of Living Faith in Dulles, Va., which looked at the ways Jesus made disciples through leading a movement and multiplying; Life in Christ taught by Claypole Cousins, associate pastor of Vienna church (Va.)which discussed the critical and joy-filled parts of being a disciple of Jesus Christ; and Jesus in the Gospels in the Ancient Feasts of Israel by Bob Banks, pastor of Living Hope in Haymarket, Va., in which Banks led attendees through the meaning of the seven annual feasts of Israel and explained the historical fulfillment of the plan of salvation, the Old Testament lessons of the Gospel and their practical application to the spiritual life of a Christian. Additionally, booths of local ministries and worthy community partners were set up in the lobby for people to browse and learn more about.
Phipps held a concert in the evening, with the proceeds from the goodwill offering going to Courtney’s House, an organization that helps victims escape human trafficking and begin a new life. Over $3,800 was collected for this cause.
This is the second Impact meeting held this month. The first was held at Camp Hope Tree in Blue Ridge, Va. from June 9-11. Next weekend, June 23-24, will conclude this year’s Impact meetings in Bel Air, Md. Guest speakers Alejandro Bullón, an evangelist for the Voice of Hope, a radio program based in the North American Division, and Arnaldo Cruz, from the Southeastern Florida Conference, will cover the theme Pentecostes Ahora.
Saturday afternoon will feature a concert by singer and songwriter Felipe Garibo. Programs over the weekend will also be provided for children and youth.