I have heard that David Asscherick's Arise ministries has merged with James Rafferty and Ty Gibson's Light Bearers Ministries. There are apparantly some who feel that this was not a good idea. Has anyone heard about this?
My husband and I were really happy to hear about this. We're only about 45 minutes from where they will be based and are looking forward to see what evangelism training will be available so close to us. We've been going to the Lightbearer's convocation for the past 3 summers and my kids have been counting down on the calender since February to when campmeeting starts. What they provide has been head and shoulder's above what the conference provides. I knew that D. Asscherick was speaking this summer, but had no idea ARISE was moving up here. I'm also looking forward to hearing Dr. DeRose speak again this summer. He was there three years ago. As far as Ty and James, our experience is that they have been very balanced, unlike what some have claimed. Of course they are human and not perfect and they might not articulate some topics just like someone else would. We have never gotten the impression that they are soft on sin. They are cognizant of the fact that it is easy to point out other people's errors without seeing the beam in our own eyes. It's possible to be theologically correct and not have the character of Jesus.
James and Ty ....to me have always been the finest of explaining God's Love and how our response should be towards our creator. One of their best works, this is my personal belief, is their little booklet titled...Ministry of Reconciliation....anyone harboring a root of bitterness, anger etc. can find the way to heal through the reading of this booklet. David has always been on my most like to listen and watch list, he is energetic gets to the point and speaks very plainly, however i will say my vocabulary has grown since and at times, have had to consult the dictionary more than a few times.