Vance Day, president of Promise Keepers, announced Friday that its national event, originally scheduled as a live event from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be changed to a free virtual event while the annual stadium event will be moved to 2021.
PK, founded in 1990 by former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney, was the largest ministry to men in the history of the church. Today, Promise Keepers is calling men back to courageous and bold servant-leadership by sparking a movement that will mobilize millions of men to follow Christ into today’s broken world as changemakers for their families, churches and communities.
Day said, “Our mission has not changed … we want to see men transformed worldwide through a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ. However, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, three things have become clear.
“First, according to the officials we’ve contacted in Texas, it is highly unlikely that 80,000 men will be allowed to gather at AT&T Stadium this summer. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading public health expert on President Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force, even said this week that it might be very difficult for major sports in the United States to return to action this year.
“Second, men still need the encouragement, edification and fellowship that Promise Keepers provides, more now than ever before. COVID-19 isn’t the only pandemic right now. There is a pandemic of fear, anxiety and depression. There is a pandemic of uncertainty, unemployment and financial upheaval. These pandemics are creating unprecedented pressure upon men, their marriages and their families, and we must act.
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SOURCE: Charisma News