Rick McKinniss

Rick McKinniss

Dear Partner in the Great Work,

I am very excited to announce to you a major initiative to advance the Kingdom in our corner of the vineyard called Connecticut.

Beginning September 4 through October 14, we have planned 40+ unity gatherings for worship and prayer on 40 consecutive days at 40+ different locations all across the state! The main reason I am writing you is to invite you and your congregation to get in on the party!!


First, some background. Many of you had a part in the 7 Nights of Worship we sponsored a year ago over seven different months across the state. They were great! Each meeting was well-attended; both by worshipers and by the presence of the Lord. At the conclusion of that initiative a prophetic challenge came forth to do 40 consecutive days of worship in the upcoming season. That word was tested by over 100 Connecticut pastors and leaders on three separate occasions. Each time the confirmation was strong–“Let’s go for this!”

So, we began the actual planning. In one month’s time, the calendar was laid out with all 40 dates covered–some with multiple gatherings. You can see the calendar and other important details on the new website: www.impactconnecticut.com

Also on that site you will find a brief video that casts the vision for the 40 Days initiative. But allow me to summarize here. There are three primary purposes for this undertaking:

  • First is to offer the Lord an extravagant expression of worship. That is always appropriate, of course. We hope to continue to build an altar of praise from which the Lord can express his gracious, saving Kingdom rule in our state.
  • The second purpose is repentance and prayer. By repentance we don’t mean listing out a long catalog of all our sins (though that is not a bad thing to do). But rather we mean a turning and crying out for the Lord’s Kingdom to come into the midst of our present great needs as a state and society wandering far from God.
  • And thirdly, these gatherings continue to express the unity we seek to foster in the Body of Christ in Connecticut. We believe it is time for a unity of heart to take us into expressions of united outreach and ministry in our cities, towns and regions of the state.

So, how can you get involved?

You can check out the calendar. If there is a gathering near you, we encourage you to contact the host site and offer to co-sponsor that meeting. You can bring your people and your passion to this statewide party. If there is no meeting already planned in your town or area, you might want to host one. We can add new gatherings to this initiative. All you need to do is contact our project manager for the 40 Days, Joellen Putnam (joellen@wellspring.net), and she can help you get signed up and ready to go with promotional materials. This deal is not proprietary, we just want to fill the state with the Lord’s presence and see his Kingdom advance.

Thanks again for your faithfulness and partnership in this great work.