During an event that was described by its organizers as desiring to see “uncommon collaboration” and a “willingness to work together” to reach the nations for Christ, speaker and author Francis Chan was photographed embracing controversial teacher Todd White in prayer. In addition to Chan and White, the gathering featured speakers such as Benny Hinn, Bill Johnson, Lou Engle and Mike Bickle.
“A lover of God and devoted son. Francis Chan is an incredible man of God—loved his prayer over me at The Send,” White, who endorses the prosperity gospel and yoking with the Roman Catholic Church, wrote in sharing the photograph on Wednesday. “So many people with burning hearts for Jesus! Among them all are many years of prayer, fasting, and discipleship to see stadiums filled with people worshipping the King and being activated to live for Him!”
“The Send,” described on its website as a “collaborative gathering,” was an event meant to stir “every believer … into their evangelistic and missional calling.” The gathering, held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, focused on urging those in attendance to take the gospel to the nations.
“What if the completion of the great commission depended on our action and willingness to work together?” the site for the event asks, also remarking on its “partner” page, “We believe the only way to see nation-wide impact is through uncommon collaboration.”
Participating churches and organizations included Bethel Redding and Bethel Music, Jesus Culture, International House of
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