Thursday, January 27 – Saturday, January 29, 2022
Receive fresh spiritual strength and vision to fulfill God’s purpose for yourself and your community!
“The event (CU Fire) was enormously impactful. I was deeply convicted of my sin and the need to live wholeheartedly for God.” – Reid W.
Christian Union Day and Night strengthens Christians across America to seek God wholeheartedly with the aim of national revival. Many believers wish that they were stronger in their walks with God so that they would have the vision and ability to step out in faith and make a difference in their world.
Christian Union Fire is a one-and-a-half-day or two-and-a-half-day small-group retreat for the rejuvenation and inspiration of Christians. CU provides a time of powerful worship and compelling teachings by renowned pastors and leaders, streamed virtually. The event is hosted in small group homes and in online groups across various locations for the purpose of coming together for a concentrated time of worship, prayer, fasting, teaching and breaking bread together.
CU Fire Hosts (home and virtually) have a unique opportunity to bless their friends, community, and even the nation as they create a space for spiritual strengthening, deepening Christian friendship, and pursuit of spiritual revival, by inviting others to participate either virtually or in person.
Christian Union has found that short, focused times of drawing near to God have an incredibly positive impact, providing Christian strengthening and renewed vision. We invite you to join us by being a host for one of these powerful weekends of seeking God together!
January 27-29, 2022 (2.5-day) – November 14, 2021 Host Application Deadline!
April 1-2, 2022 (1.5 day)
“I’ve been enriched beyond words. I am now looking to God to do the extraordinary in the lives of those around me through earnest prayer. The weekend raised my spiritual temperature and sharpened my senses. I am ready for battle.” – Olga S.
What is required to be a host?
CU Fire Hosts help to provide hospitality and leadership to small groups of 8-12 individuals (male, female, single, couples, etc.) for CU Fire weekends, through a personal invitation to join them in their group for this powerful online retreat. Hosts can also host an open group for those individuals who have registered for CU Fire but are not a part of a group. These groups can be hosted either in person or virtually.
We have 3 ways you can host a group:
Host a small group in your home – Do you know people who would love to attend a weekend of spiritual refreshment and renewal? Invite friends to join you! Groups should be anywhere from 8-12 people.
In-home hosts are asked to simply provide hospitality to their guests (i.e. refreshments throughout the day). On the full days, groups will eat dinner together to break their fast. Dinner can be provided by the host or costs split amongst group members.
Host a private online group via Zoom – This is ideal for friends and family who live out of town to join you for this impactful time! Online groups should be anywhere from 8-12 people.
Host an open online group via Zoom – As opposed to a private online group, this option is open for our individual participants from any location to be added to an open group. No personal invitation is required. Hosts would help in communication, facilitate the schedule and be a point of contact for individuals a part of their group.
We desire for all participants and hosts to have a successful experience! CU Fire Hosts will receive two hours of CU Fire training to learn best practices for inviting guests, preparing their homes or online groups and leading the CU Fire weekend. They will receive a detailed CU Fire Host Manual and must agree to Christian Union’s statements of faith and ethics.
CU Fire In-Home Hosts will need technical capabilities to stream or cast a computer/laptop/iPad to a large TV screen for all guests to view the event. All worship and teachings will be played via an online streaming software (i.e. Zoom). If you need assistance with this, please contact us.
What is required to be an attendee?
We are encouraging and asking that everyone fast for a majority of the weekend. We believe that fasting provides intimacy with God and spiritual power that will amplify our time together. Groups will break their fast by eating dinner together on the full days.
Because of the purpose and focus of this designated time, CU Fire is designed for participants who can be present for the entirety of the time (see sample schedule below). If schedules prohibit someone from being both physically and spiritually present, then potential participants are encouraged to wait and to attend the next CU Fire.
CU Fire Attendees will incur a registration fee of $30. This helps offset some of the costs for CU Fire. Registration fees are waived for hosts.
“During our extended intense prayer, God exceeded my expectations by providing times of close communion, wisdom, conviction, repentance, forgiveness and love. This was absolutely the best time of seeking God in my entire life!” – Cheryl S.
CU Fire Typical Schedule (1.5 day)
6:00pm to 6:30pm Welcome and orientation
6:30pm to 7:30pm Testimonies
7:30pm to 8:30pm Teaching and Q&A (streamed)
8:30pm to 9pm Group Prayer
7:00am Arrival and Welcome
7:15am to 8:15am Worship (streamed or on-site) and Group Prayer
8:15am to 9:15am Teaching and Q&A (streamed)
9:15am to 11:30am Two Hours of Reading the Bible
11:30am to 12:15pm Discussion on the Reading
12:15pm to 12:45pm Group Prayer
12:45pm to 1:30pm Prayer for One Another
1:30pm to 2:30pm Teaching and Q&A (streamed)
2:30pm to 3:30pm Private Prayer
3:30pm to 4:15pm Listening to God
4:15pm to 5:45pm Meal: cooking, cleaning, and fellowship
5:45pm to 6:15pm Worship (streamed or on-site)
6:15pm to 7:15pm Teaching and Q&A (streamed)
7:15pm to 7:45pm Wrap-Up
7:45pm to 8:00pm Group Prayer
"And all the assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and lived in the booths, for from the days of Jeshua the son of Nun to that day the people of Israel had not done so. And there was very great rejoicing. And day by day, from the first day to the last day, he read from the Book of the Law of God. They kept the feast seven days, and on the eighth day there was a solemn assembly, according to the rule." – Nehemiah 8:17-18
"The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, ‘Let us go at once to entreat the favor of the LORD and to seek the LORD of hosts; I myself am going.’" – Zechariah 8:21
"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching." – Hebrews 10:24
“I SO appreciate CU's leadership in calling all believers to an extraordinary, wholehearted, and relentless pursuit of God. There's an urgency! Thanks for inviting me into this. It was such a privilege to be part of this weekend's Fire!” – Chris W.
We are expectant and anticipating a great work of the Holy Spirit during this time! We hope you'll join us as we seek God for revival!
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