While Ron Sylvia sat in a worship service in June 1994, God began a conversation with him. “Ron,” God said, “I want you to begin a contemporary praise and worship church.”
While awaiting confirmation, Ron says his son, Jared, tugged on his sleeve and said, “Daddy, I love to hear you preach. I wish I could hear you preach every Sunday.”
Despite the supportive comment, Ron was still full of doubt. Later in the service, his eyes made contact with a man he had not seen for quite some time. They smiled and nodded, and afterward, the man found Ron and asked if they could have lunch later that week.
Days later, the man told Ron he was leaving their current church, to find another house of worship — something more contemporary. Confirmations continued to come daily through conversations, Scripture, and conflict. Ron knew that God was tugging on his heart to start a new church, but he didn’t know how, where, or what.
In Ron’s daily quiet times, the Lord led him to Psalm 37, which confirmed the calling to launch Church @ The Springs near Orlando, Florida. God was clearly calling Ron;…Continue Reading