Have you ever wondered how people get involved in Dunamis or how it has impacted their life and ministry?
As a regular series on here, we’ll share “Stories of Dunamis.”
These first hand stories will help you know what Dunamis is about, the blessings of attending a local Dunamis Project Track, and occasionally how to get more information on attending a Dunamis Project near you.
In today’s interview, Chris Walker interviews Christine Walton who shares her story of how Dunamis impacted her life. She gladly shares how she got hooked on Dunamis.
What follows is the approximate transcript
[Chris] Here with PRMI and I’m gathering stories of Dunamis in terms of how Dunamis has had an impact on the life of different people around our ministry around the United States. So today I’m interviewing Christine.
Christine, why don’t you tell us a little bit about how you found your way to a local Dunamis project?
[Christine] Well, a friend invited me to a one night event where Brad Long, the Executive Director of PRMI was speaking in the 90’s and I was just touched by that and so when she also invited me to the first Dunamis conference I signed up and came along. And my life has never been the same since.
[Chris] So when you came to that first Dunamis project after hearing Brad speak, what was it that you found or what was the discovery that you made or what happened to you while you were there that made that impact that you’ve described?
[Christine] Well, that’s a little difficult to answer because there were so many things. I think what I appreciate about PRMI is the theological grounding, that I think it was the first conference I went to, …. , I learned about the Holy Spirit and how it gave me a theological grid to put my experience in.
I also so appreciate the sense of community the way all the conferences are under girded with prayer, and how the community continues through different conferences.
The worship, the worship is great.
And also that God also, through my relationships with PRMI, has brought significant healing to some childhood trauma through personal prayer ministry and other things.
[Chris] So you found a sense of healing for some things, you found a sense of community for some things, a place where you belong, a place where you can serve.
[Christine] Yes, because now from going from being somebody who was afraid to stand up and offer a meal prayer, I am now on the leadership team at a particular Dunamis track.
[Chris] Let me ask you this question. What is it about the Dunamis project, (and the Dunamis project is a series of six conferences over the course of three years), that keeps you coming back?
[Christine] All of the above: A sense of community develops and even though some of the people are different at each event, there’s a continuity and it’s the, the way everything, that God shows up. God is always with us, but God makes himself known in powerful ways and yet gentle ways that people can learn about him wherever they are in their Christian life
And He meets us where we are and brings us to a little ways along the road to where he wants us to be, and I think the Dunamis project has been a significant aspect of that in my life.
[Chris] Okay, one other question. If you were to explain to somebody watching on the other side why they should come to Dunamis, how would you encourage them to come?
[Christine] Just try it. Just come to one event and you’ll be hooked.
[Chris] Somewhere around here, you will find information more on, you’ll find more information on the Dunamis project and how you can register for one that might be happening near you. It’s our encouragement always to share impact stories of what Dunamis has done in our life in terms of advancing the kingdom of God in our own ministries.
Look forward to seeing you at a local event.
Read more: 10 Reasons to Attend a Dunamis Project