INTRODUCTION TO NATIONAL PENTECOST CELEBRATION CONFERENCES
Where there is no vision, the people perish. NPCC is here as an Habitat for the manifestation of God’s glory, through the power of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the Bride of Christ, for repentance for the unbelievers, restoration and revival of the nations, especially those of Switzerland.
WHAT IS NATIONAL PENTECOST CELEBRATION CONFERENCE?
National Pentecost Celebration Conference is a ministry designed to bring about that kind of Spiritual awareness for change both in the churches and among believers. This lack of the acceptance of the Holy Spirit and the exercising of our Christian duties through the Power of the Holy Spirit actually hinders the church from fulfilling its role as Christ Himself appointed us to do. National Pentecost Celebration Conference stands out as a Spiritual Habitat for God and His people to meet together for a thorough knowledge, in–depth teaching, preaching and Panel Discussions about the Holy Spirit and also for the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit’s power in the lives of believers. God who promises to fill us with His power is the very same today.
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Heb. 13: 8
“And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. Luke 24: 49”
“For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Acts 2: 39“
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:” Acts 2: 17 & Joel 2: 28-29
A SHORT HISTORY OF
NATIONAL PENTECOST CELEBRATION CONFERENCE 2012 – 2017
NPCC Started through the leading of the Holy Spirit, and grows out of serious concerns for lost souls and their spiritual needs and the feed-back received in regards to their acceptance of Christ. This led me into special prayers and days of fasting. After receiving the vision and connecting with other churches and actually preparing for our first Pentecost conference covers a period of about three years (2009-2012) to the year we actually started. So our first NPCC Conference was launched in 2012 and since then we have been doing these conferences annually as the Lord leads.
Contacting other Churches for Team-Work:
The Swiss Community of Churches were contacted and thoroughly informed in 2011about this vision before starting. Some responded in person by attending our first meeting while others responded per e-mail. They were not only surprised that the Lord was revealing this same truth to others, but have also confirmed it, saying: “ Many among us have also had the same vision.” They have not yet joined in for teamwork as the Lord requires, due to special obstacles here and there as were mentioned , but we are praying to that end especially for the removal of such obstacles and for a great revival. We are also praying for the salvation of the nation of Switzerland, the greatest miracle of all.
“National Pentecost Celebration Conference” is the name considered most appropriate due to the nature of this ministry.
Since the beginning of our first NPCC conference in Volkshaus Zürich in the years 2012-2013, we have been moving around to other areas such as Luzern-Kriens in (2014 – 2015) then to Bern City in Centrum Paul Klee Monument Auditorium and then in Conference Hall in Restaurant Schlossbümpliz in 2016 – 2017 respectively. The venue at Centrum Paul Klee Monument has a wonderful story attached in regards to God’s great provision that we have all experienced there. Our next NPCC Conference will be back again in Zürich for the next two years 2018 and 2019 as the Lord leads.
The Intercultural Churches
We thank the Lord for the faithful few from the intercultural Churches that are now
standing in the gap with us for this blessed land and for this great cause. Do hope that
others too will see the need to join in with us for the glory of God.
We thank the Lord for all our guest speakers who were so power-packed being anointed by the Holy Spirit and thrilled with the thought to join in with us here despite our finances and or numbers. Men of God such as Dr. Larry G. Hess accompanied by his wife from the USA was our first speaker to preach in these Pentecost conferences and he did so for three (3) years. He was then working as the Field Director here in Europe, the Middle East and in the Asia Pacific Areas. We thank God for his commitment, the joy, and encouragement shared.
Dr. Carl Simpson joined us in 2015 as our second guest speaker for our fourth National Pentecost Celebration Conference of which he was also such a blessing for our conference. He had also taken along with him his wife Jackie and the European Theological Seminary (ETS) Gospel Singers and Gospel Band to lead the Praise and Worship part of our conference. Dr. Simpson is originally from the UK, and works now as the Dean for the European Theological Seminary in the Black Forest of Germany. To God be the glory for Dr. Simpson and his team.
Dr. Blayne Waltrip was our guest speaker for both 2016 and 2017. Dr. Blayne is actually from the Church of God headquarters in the USA. He is a wonderful man of God and a great speaker. He works as a Theological Global Teacher, Trainer and preacher of the Gospel of Christ in all the Church of God Seminaries, one who is also talented in many languages as well. He has promised to continue to work with us here on the grounds of Switzerland in the coming years so as to help with our church – planting and to see to the future standing and success of the Church of God here in Switzerland. We do give God the glory and honor for Dr. Blayne and for all of His servants He has been blessing the nation of Switzerland.
Author: Shirley Weingartner