Greater than 1.eight million folks tuned into Greg Laurie’s new movie “A Rush of Hope” over the Labor Day weekend, breaking all attendance data in Harvest Crusades’ 30-year historical past of holding annual outreach occasions.
“A Rush of Hope” aired over Labor Day weekend on dozens of on-line streaming and on-demand channels and over 600 radio stations. It would additionally air on TV in main markets throughout the US and on cable networks such because the ION community, WGN, and LightTV. The transfer will even be launched to streaming platforms and on DVD in November.
“We’re breaking each report now we have ever set in our historical past,” Laurie, the pastor and founding father of the Harvest church buildings situated in California and Hawaii, mentioned in a video posted to social media Sunday.
Most significantly, Laurie mentioned there have been over 17,000 professions of religion that the Harvest staff obtained from individuals who determined to comply with Jesus after watching the film.
“In a yr of unending unhealthy information, that is the very best information now we have heard. It is a reminder that God is larger than a pandemic or every other problem we face. He can do above and past something we will dream, and he’s nonetheless reworking lives,” Laurie mentioned.
Produced in partnership with the Erwin Brothers’ Kingdom Story Firm, “A Rush of Hope” is a cinematic campaign that addresses life’s deepest questions: Why am I right here? What occurs after I die? And, is there hope for at the moment?
The film options encouraging messages from Laurie, outtakes from faith-based movies reminiscent of I Nonetheless Consider and Woodlawn in addition to performances by Christian music artists, together with Jeremy Camp, For King & Nation, and MercyMe.
The film’s message of hope is altering 1000’s of particular person lives, however, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) identified, it’s also a message for America as a complete.
“Pastor Greg Laurie is bringing hope to our nation,” Pompeo tweeted final week forward of the film’s launch.
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) September 1, 2020
“Yearly @greglaurie brings God’s hope to our nation. However this yr of trials and challenges could also be crucial Harvest but,” Rubio posted on Twitter.
For the reason that begin of quarantine, Harvest experiences it has seen 109,487 folks make professions of religion primarily by means of its on-line providers — a aim the ministry hoped to attain over a sequence of in-person crusades between 2020-2021.
For extra details about “A Rush of Hope” and to look at the trailer, go to the film’s web site.