In 2006 the Burn 24-7 was kindled from the flames of a series of spontaneous, all night, dorm room worship gatherings on the campus of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
These campus worship nights became a city-wide movement within a year and in the years following catalyzed over 300 “burn furnaces” across the globe.
The mission is to plant a sustainable furnace of 24-7-365 worship, prayer and supernatural explosive outreach, releasing a sound of indigenous, vertical, creative worship in every community, people group, city and nation in the world.
The heart of the Burn 24-7 is first and foremost, the passionate pursuit for the presence of God. We gather, regardless of denominational affiliation, to cry out to God night and day for an awakening in the church, an unprecedented global harvest of souls and the transformation of entire cities. We believe the Burn 24-7 is an expression and fulfillment of the restoration of David’s Tabernacle (Amos 9:11 and Acts 15:16).
First Love Movement
The central focus of BURN 24-7 is to call the Church back to the purity of the first and greatest commandment to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (Matt. 22:37).”
Throughout the Bible and Church history, great revivals and the salvation of souls is intrinsically connected with worship & prayer. Worship is literally the fuel for missions.
We believe that global revival is connected to the unity of the Church. We gather across denominational lines and ethnic boundaries to pursue the presence of God for extended hours knowing the oil of unity is flowing down (Psalm 133).
Prophetic Worship Movement
Our heart is to cultivate a place where musicians and worshipers have the freedom to release creative, spontaneous, prophetic songs. We believe that as we release the word of the Lord over our regions that God’s purposes will begin to accelerate. When Saul encountered the Presence of God in the company of Samuel’s school of prophetic minstrels, he was “turned into another man” (1 Samuel 10:6).
Divine creativity is birthed in the presence of the Almighty Creator. Our heart is to cultivate an environment where new songs, poems, paintings and dances can be created. We believe God is releasing a fresh wave of anointed creativity from the place of His Presence that will change the world.
OUR CORE VALUES
We Are a First Love Movement
Psalm 27:4, Luke 10:27 This is a presence-centered lifestyle where everything the believer is and does is founded in an intimate relationship with God. Communion with God is based on the revelation of His unconditional love and passionate pursuit of man. This develops a culture of dependency on God, a life flowing from rest, and a security that we are loved in our weakness. We see Intimacy with God as our highest pursuit and pleasure.
The Restoration of the Tabernacle of David
Amos 9:11-12 We will endeavor to prioritize God as the focal point in worship rather than the people. Our worship will be God-centered, and Holy Spirit inspired. We will prioritize worship and prayer as the foundation and fuel for all ministry.
Honor & Unity
We honor fathers and mothers. Exodus 20:12, Psalm 133. We know that we didn’t just show up one day with all these amazing things happening. We realize humbly that we are reaping what we haven’t sown. We’re standing on the shoulders of giants. There are generations that have gone before us and done the heavy lifting. We are a movement obsessed with receiving the blessing of spiritual moms and dads. These are the real pioneers, and we ask for the word of the Lord for the season. We need the zeal of the young mixed with the wisdom of the old. We have a multi-generational expression of the heart of God. If it’s just young people it’s dysfunctional.We are pro-local church. We are pro-unity, we serve the move of God in a region. We don’t care who gets the credit. We just want the presence of God to spread across the nation. We are friends with anyone that observes the major tenets of the Gospel. We don’t believe in one stream, we believe that all streams are flowing into one river.
John 17: 20-22. A fellowship of believers unified by and committed to the pursuit of God and love for one another. This is a safe non-judgmental environment where one can be himself and cultivate vulnerability without the fear of being changed by someone. It is a community that lives in the light, overcomes struggles and fights for one another’s dreams.
We Are Hope-filled Dreamers
We are dreamers filled with radical hope and optimism, Romans 15:13. We have the hope in Jesus being so beautiful that he can do anything and everything. We have the foolish audacity to believe that all things are possible with Him. We’re people that live from heaven to earth and not from earth to heaven. Heaven is the reality we pull down to earth.