New Mission Area: Space for Honesty and Vulnerability



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Ocean Grove

"It was by far the greatest service ever held here…At one time twelve people were speaking at once, and a moment later three hymns were being sung simultaneously. Aged Christians wept and shouted as some particularly striking testimony was given. At one time, there were three women in the audience in hysterics, but no attention was paid to them by those in charge of the unique service." This was a 1905 NYT account of a service at the Ocean Grove, NJ, Auditorium. If a testimony was deemed too long, people would start singing a hymn. One does not find this kind of event in Ocean Grove today.

David more than 2 years ago