Fire-pit Worship

What It Is

Description

Though there is no longer an actual fire-pit, the style of worship remains the same. Believers gather together in a casual atmosphere for one purpose – to encounter the Living God.

The lights are dimmed, and the music is turned up rather loud. The music is usually recorded and played on a sound system, though occasionally there is a live worship leader. This time of worship fosters a one on one relationship between each worshiper and Almighty God. We gather together but the experience is very individualized.

Some people sit quietly while others sing along. Some people remain still while others pace about the room. Some people stand, some kneel, some lay out on the floor, or any combination throughout the night. There is freedom in style of worship for the individual, but there must be respect for the others present.

This time does not include preaching, teaching or anyone’s agenda. This time is designed solely for individuals to have a real encounter with God. It is a time for each attendee to cry out to God, to seek God, to hear from God, and to be impacted through the development of a deep, personal relationship with God.

History

There was a residence in the city of Ramsey that had a fire-pit in a clearing in the trees on the property. A man began seeking the Lord while playing music and sitting at the fire-pit. A friend joined him, and they prayed and worshiped together. Some time later, another joined them and then more showed up.

This eventually became a scheduled event with men worshiping every Wednesday night and family night worship every other Saturday. It went through a few transitions and variations over the years concerning the times and such, but the worship always remained the same – individuals encountering God. During the summer months the people gathered around the fire-pit while during the winter the worship moved into an out building that had a wood stove.

Those who wished to receive prayer or who had a word for someone else would leave the area of worship and go elsewhere to talk. First, the music was loud enough that it was difficult to carry on a conversation. Second, there was an effort to respect the others who were connecting with their creator. We seek to maintain that procedure today. Even the leaders need to encounter God and their worship time should be respected just as it is for all others who came for that reason.

The property owner received an instruction from the Lord that the fire-pit worship was to be moved to Anoka. It was not the fire-pit itself, but the worship that was the focus. The Anoka Awakening Worship Time is the result of obeying that word.

When And Where

Regularly Scheduled

The Second Thursday and the Last Saturday of the Month beginning at 7:00 PM and ending at 10:00 PM

New Day Fellowship, 1033 Jefferson St., Anoka, MN 55303 – Lower Level

A leader may call for other times if so led. The word will go out via the email list.

Scheduled Events

“In His Heartbeat” – Third Annual County Gathering

Saturday, August 24, 2019 beginning at Noon

Anoka County Fairgrounds, 3200 St. Francis Blvd. NW, Anoka, MN 55303

 

Anoka County Fair - Church Building - Prayer Ministry

Tuesday, July 23, through Sunday, July 28, 2019, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Daily

Anoka County Fairgrounds, 3200 St. Francis Blvd. NW, Anoka, MN 55303

Etiquette

Respect for others who are there to worship is important for this time to be valuable and impactful for all.

Resist the temptation to interrupt someone to simply have a conversation.

Take liberty in how you would like to worship but take care not to impose upon others who are seeking intimacy with God.

You are free to come and go at whatever point of the evening you so choose.

 

 

 

Fire-pit Worship

 

Anoka Awakening is enacting this procedure for our gatherings at Fire-pit Worship times to cover expenses.

 

·       Agreement with New Day Fellowship

o   We are free to use the lower level of the facility

o   We are going to receive a free will offering

 

·       Donation Box

o   We encourage all to donate cash

o   Donate what you can, if you can

§  There is no requirement to donate

§  We wish to bless the church

§  We desire to help cover the expenses

 

·       Payout of Funds Received

o   The funds will be given to the Pastor to put into the church’s weekly general offering

o   We also wish to cover our ministry overhead

o   We also wish to bless anyone preforming live

o   Funds paid out as follows

§  20% of funds received to Anoka Awakening

§  80% of funds received to the venue

·       In case of a live performer, a predetermined share of the 80%

 

·       We Encourage All to use the cash box, and we appreciate all who join us and the generosity.

 

- Here is the 2019 financial status of this portion of the ministry. (Click Here)

 

- Here is the 2018 financial status of this portion of the ministry. (Click Here)