In 1988 Kathy and I were on a holiday in Hawaii. We had been given basically free airline tickets and all we needed to do was take care of the hotel and food. Because we were young and poor at the time we were looking for cheap entertainment. We saw an ad in the newspaper for an event called the Powerteam. Admission was free and so off we went. We arrived at an arena jam packed with 6000 people. What was surprising was that the show was being sponsored by a Honolulu church and the gospel was being presented in a bold, clear yet highly unorthodox way. The immense athletes on the stage ranging from body builders to martial arts experts were throwing amazing stunts of breaking baseball bats and concrete blocks, tearing licence plates in half and doing things that frankly looked like it must have really hurt.
Throughout the evening these men would pause the carnage and poignantly share the gospel in a relevant and meaningful way. They would use the sometimes death devying feat as an object lesson of God’s grace or power and so forth. By the end of the night 100’s of people young and old (but mostly young) lined the front of the stage to give their hearts to Christ. I remember standing there thinking, if I ever have a chance to bring these guys to Winnipeg I would do it. 22 years later such an opportunity is here and the Powerteam will be in the house all week.
We have the team booked into school assemblies all around Winnipeg where they will challenge the students to make right decisions concerning drugs, alcohol, sex and bullying. They will tell these kids that ‘true love waits’ and that virginity isn’t a curse to be discarded but a gift to be shared with that one special person on their wedding night. Then each night from Thursday to Sunday at 7 PM they’ll be doing the big block buster (literally) show right here at Church of the Rock 1397 Buffalo Place.
This is an event for the whole family. There will be scads of young people obviously, but it is a show that is so good you will want to bring anybody that needs to hear the gospel in a novel and exciting way. Admission is free and we have lots of parking and room for 2000 people a night. BTW the show is different every night so you just might want to come to all four evenings. It’s going to be a great week. See you at 7 PM.
Check out the commercial: http://churchoftherock.ca/sitewyze/files/player/PowerTeam-Ad.html