Churches across America must awaken to the realization that they need a fresh touch from God. The principles presented in this study will help your church focus on the essential elements of revival: desperation, surrender, and persistence.
Refresh Bible Study Book includes a small-group experience for nine sessions as well as eight weeks of short daily individual study.
Biblically rooted and gospel-centered content
9-session workbook with group and personal component
Brief daily homework
A leader guide in the back of the book to help facilitate this experience in a group setting
- The Way Up Is Down
- Admitting Our Desperate Need for God
- When You Are Up Against the Impossible
- What Time Is It?
- It's Later Than You Think
- What Keeps Us from Having Revival?
- The Prophetic and Profitable Work of Prayer
- Breakthroughs Are Possible
- Closing group time
- Discover what's hindering revival in your church
- Inspire your group or your entire church to seek God with renewed zeal
- Learn what you should start doing (and stop doing) to lead your church to revival
Michael has served as Senior Pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church since 1989. The church has 3,000 members and has averaged one hundred baptisms each year. Thousands have joined the church from Albany and 29 surrounding communities. The church has changed from a neighborhood church to a regional, multi-ethnic congregation with members from eleven nations. Sherwood has three campuses covering 130-plus acres—the main church campus, the lower school campus and the upper school campus. The 82-acre sports complex, Legacy Park, is currently being developed with tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, equestrian center, fishing pond, pavilion and other facilities to reach the community through sports and recreation. “Path to Truth,” the weekly broadcast of Sherwood’s services, is seen in over ninety markets around the country and is also available on the web and via podcast at www.sherwoodbaptist.net.
Michael’s life verse: “For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.” (2 Corinthians 4:5) Michael’s vision statement: “Whoever wants the next generation the most will get them.”
Michael holds degrees from Mississippi College, Luther Rice Bible College and Seminary and Trinity Seminary. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Mobile in 2010.
Michael and his wife Terri have been married since 1974. They are the proud parents of two grown daughters, Erin and Hayley.