(ICEJ) – This week, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem is hosting its annual Envision Conference for pastors and ministry leaders, which has drawn over 600 participants from more than 50 nations, making the online event the largest Envision gathering ever.
Envision 2021, which runs from Jan. 25-28, is largely a live streaming and Zoom webinar conference this year, due to the corona pandemic, but the response from pastors and ministry leaders around the globe has been unprecedented.
The ICEJ usually holds its Envision conference to coincide with the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th each year – the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – so that Christian leaders can observe this event at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and learn more about Israel. However, with the corona threat still with us, along with its harsh economic impact and disruption of daily life, including weekly church services, this year’s conference also is seeking to inspire greater leadership in the Body of Christ as we confront the ongoing crisis.
This year’s line-up of Envision speakers will include Rev. Ingolf Ellßel (Germany), Billy Wilson (USA), Rev. Mats Ola Ishoel (Russia), MP Kenneth Meshoe (South Africa), Rev. Peter Tsukahira (Israel) author and ALL ISRAEL NEWS Editor-in-Chief Joel Rosenberg (Israel) and ministry/business consultants Phil Cooke and Stephen Mansfield (USA).
“The world around us is in crisis,” said Dr. Jürgen Bühler, ICEJ President. “The COVID-19 pandemic, the disputed American elections, a looming global recession, the erosion of Judeo-Christian values – all of these unsettling developments are causing people to lose the fixed points in their lives and look for real leadership in this season of great uncertainty. As church and community leaders, we are called to be lighthouses in these stormy times, and this year’s Envision conference is geared to help pastors and others in ministry to take courage and find a godly, sure path ahead for those we serve.”
Envision 2021 will feature daily live shows from locations in Jerusalem and around Israel, more than 30 seminar messages from proven church leaders, plus Q&A sessions and prayer times which will allow our guest speakers and pastors from around the globe to interact and fellowship together. Conference topics will include leadership in ministry, government and business, Israel in prophecy and current affairs, and the move of God in the Middle East.
Rosenberg's interview with Bühler will be aired on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m.
The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.