January 13, 2022

Sillage Something Missing in the Numbers Over the past few months I have been thinking about the best way to report how God is moving in the prayer room. Being in ministry for a few years, I know the typical solution is to report statistics or, as we like to call it, “ministry numbers.” However, as I’ve been recounting all of the testimonies, I’ve honestly begun to feel a strange personal conviction. My heart has been a little grieved not by what the numbers show, but by what they do not show. Something was simply missing and it was troubling me. Sillage I brought this issue up at our last advisory board meeting and one of our members, David Ragland, mentioned a phenomenon known as “sillage” to illustrate a point. After researching it a little more I thought it was such a perfect word to describe what was missing from the numbers.   Sillage is a French term used to describe the fragrance that lingers in the air when someone wearing perfume leaves the room. Immediately, my mind went to the story in John 12 (v. 1-7). Many of us know it. Jesus was attending a dinner with His disciples and some Pharisees when a woman named Mary of Bethany barged in, broke open a very expensive alabaster jar of perfume and poured it on Jesus in a powerful display of extravagant worship. John states that “the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” There it was! Sillage. There are two main takeaways this passage offers us for our house of prayer. I would summarize it like this– ...

Reach ATL Equipping Conference

Over the next 2 years, Reach Atlanta will host events all over the city to equip the body of Christ for the work of evangelism. Our hope is to train thousands of believers to share the Gospel in their sphere of influence and ‘as they go’. These Reach Atlanta events will be the primary way for us to identify and train outreach leaders for this vision. There will be 18 or more of these events over the next two years and at each of these events, we will offer training with hands-on experience.

At each event, there will be experienced outreach leaders who will help in taking the teams out to share the gospel. This is training specifically geared at equipping you to become a Reach Atlanta outreach team leader. With this training, you will be able to come and lead outreaches at any of our future Reach Atlanta events around the metro area.

We will have a time of worship and training on Friday night. Then on Saturday, after our morning session, we will give you a chance to practice activating and leading others into Evangelism.