Three Streams Mission, a new Mission Work in Greenville, South Carolina, hosted a prophetic ministry gathering as its first event on Sunday evening, September 14. The event drew approximately 50 people from various Christian traditions in the Upstate, filling an unused office space to its maximum capacity.
“Our vision is to be a three streams church with the unique focus of being a regional hub for prophetic ministry,” says the Rev. Bob Kelley, who leads Three Streams Mission, an outreach of All Saints Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina. “During our gathering phase through early next year, we will be hosting prophetic ministry gatherings on a monthly basis.”
Leading the prophetic gatherings is a team of mature believers with prophetic gifts, who share in turn as the Holy Spirit stirs and inspires them to speak. Everyone present is invited to share, modeling the type of gathering Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 14, where he says one has a psalm, another a revelation—and each share one by one. Last month’s gathering opened with a time of praise and worship led by musician Tim Bethea, followed by Scripture readings and a message from Bob on a portion of Ezekiel, exhorting those present to reawaken the dreams God had placed within them. In response to a generous offer from a participant, Three Streams will hold subsequent meetings at a larger space at a coffee bar in downtown Greer.
“In so many churches that welcome the spiritual gifts there are very limited opportunities for people to use and develop in the use of their gifts,” Bob says. “Our desire is to provide a place for people throughout the Upstate to come and have opportunity to use their spiritual gifts, be trained and sent forth, or simply to come and receive encouragement and exhortation.”
He believes many people will want to stay in their home churches but join Three Streams for its monthly gathering.
“Within this larger group, we believe that God is gathering a core team to form the heart of the Three Streams Mission, an aspiring church plant,” he says. “In early 2015, we expect to be at the point of beginning weekly services where we can celebrate the Eucharist together.”