WHO WE ARE
The mission is to plant a sustainable furnace of 24-7-365 worship, prayer and supernatural explosive outreach, releasing a sound of indigenous, vertical, creative worship in every community, people group, city and nation in the world.
In 2006 the Burn 24-7 was kindled from the flames of a series of spontaneous, all night, dorm room worship gatherings on the campus of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
These campus worship nights became a city-wide movement within a year and in the years following catalyzed over 300 "burn furnaces" across the globe.
The heart of the Burn 24-7 is first and foremost, the passionate pursuit for the presence of God. We gather, regardless of denominational affiliation, to cry out to God night and day for an awakening in the church, an unprecedented global harvest of souls and the transformation of entire cities. We believe the Burn 24-7 is an expression and fulfillment of the restoration of David’s Tabernacle (Amos 9:11 and Acts 15:16).
WE ARE A...
The central focus of the Burn 24-7 is to call the church back to the purity of the first and greatest commandment to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matt 22:37, NIV).
We are a First Love Movement, Psalm 27:4, Luke 10:27 This is a presence-centered lifestyle where everything the believer is and does is founded in an intimate relationship with God. Communion with God is based on the revelation of His unconditional love and passionate pursuit of man. This develops a culture of dependency on God, a life flowing from rest, and a security that we are loved in our weakness. We see Intimacy with God as our highest pursuit and pleasure.
We embrace the Restoration of the Tabernacle of David, Amos 9:11-12 We will endeavor to prioritize God as the focal point in worship rather than the people. Our worship will be God-centered, and Holy Spirit inspired. We will prioritize worship and prayer as the foundation and fuel for all ministry.
We are a Culture of Honor and Unity, We honor fathers and mothers. Exodus 20:12, Psalm 133. We know that we didn’t just show up one day with all these amazing things happening. We realize humbly that we are reaping what we haven’t sown. We’re standing on the shoulders of giants. There are generations that have gone before us and done the heavy lifting. We are a movement obsessed with receiving the blessing of spiritual moms and dads. These are the real pioneers, and we ask for the word of the Lord for the season. We need the zeal of the young mixed with the wisdom of the old. We have a multi-generational expression of the heart of God. If it’s just young people it’s dysfunctional.We are pro-local church. We are pro-unity, we serve the move of God in a region. We don’t care who gets the credit. We just want the presence of God to spread across the nation. We are friends with anyone that observes the major tenets of the Gospel. We don’t believe in one stream, we believe that all streams are flowing into one river.
We are a Covenant Community, John 17: 20-22. A fellowship of believers unified by and committed to the pursuit of God and love for one another. This is a safe non-judgmental environment where one can be himself and cultivate vulnerability without the fear of being changed by someone. It is a community that lives in the light, overcomes struggles and fights for one another’s dreams.
We are Hope-Filled Dreamers, We are dreamers filled with radical hope and optimism, Romans 15:13. We have the hope in Jesus being so beautiful that he can do anything and everything. We have the foolish audacity to believe that all things are possible with Him. We’re people that live from heaven to earth and not from earth to heaven. Heaven is the reality we pull down to earth.
We are a Creative movement, We are communities birthing a creative renaissance movement. We believe all the earth will flock to our communities because they are so dynamic and fresh. The songs and worship we birth will not be just for charismatic churches but for the whole world. We want to create a place where artists can interact with the divine.
We are Missional, Mark 16:15. The great commission is not optional. The authority of the first commandment empowers us to do the second. You can’t have the fire without the fragrance. Intimacy leads to advocacy. Justice is released from the throne room of God. Prayer empowers mission. We leak off our encounter with God everywhere we go. Every one of our burns has a justice/missions element.\
We Value a Biblical Kingdom Theology, We love the Bible A LOT. We teach and pray the bible. We’re lovers of his word. We believe the world is getting brighter and darker.
We Believe in and Practice a Supernatural Culture, 1 Corinthians 12-14. The manifestation of your love and devotion will result in the spiritual gifts. We believe that signs must follow us. If we’re truly His disciples then we’ve got to deliver the goods. We believe that we can actually be the manifestation of our prayers. We can become the dream of God. We believe that the burn is not only a greenhouse for creativity, but also a greenhouse to activate the gifts of the Spirit. We’re not out to debate it, it just happens! It’s what happens when God is resting in your midst.
We Actively Equip Believers for Ministry, We believe in equipping, training, discipleship, and mentoring, Mark 16:15. We are committed to living lifestyles of teaching, imparting and modeling the value system of the Kingdom and sending them out to impact the earth.