Clear the Stage
Making Room for God
Scott Wilson John Bates Billy Wilson
General Council of The Assemblies of God
Can your church be both seeker-friendly and spirit-filled?
InClear the Stage, Scott Wilson and John Bates share how God gave them a vision to marry these two divergent streams of church practice. You don’t have to choose between the old revivalist mentality and the more recent seeker-friendly plan. Instead, the authors present a whole new way of doing church that clears the stage so the Spirit of God can do what only He can.
Based on their own life-changing experiences, Scott and John share how you can use the sacred traditions of the Pentecostal experience to reach out to the lost while also discipling believers in a new and relevant way.
Scott Wilson has been in full-time pastoral ministry for morethan 25 years. He is the Senior Pastor of The Oaks Fellowship located in Dallas, Texas, and is also author of several books, includingReady, Set, Grow: 3 Conversations That Will Bring Lasting Growth to Your Church, The Next Level: A Message of Hope for Hard Times, Act Normal: Moving Compassion from Niche to Norm, andClear the Stage: Making Room for God.
An international speaker and teacher, John Bates is the lead pastor of Freedom Fellowship International in Waxahachie, Texas. He also serves on a variety of nonprofit boards. He has completed post-graduate studies at the University of Houston, Texas A&M, and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Shelli, and their children currently reside in Waxahachie, Texas.
About the Foreword Author
Dr. Billy Wilson is the president of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to this, he served as the vice chairman for the ORU Board of Trustees. Dr. Wilson is a noted Bible teacher with a weekly television program, World Impact with Billy Wilson. For more than fifteen years, the program has inspired and empowered viewers from a biblical worldview in 170 nations and in five languages. With more than thirty years of extensive leadership experience, Dr. Wilson is also a renowned speaker and author, writing several books including Father Cry, Foundations of Faith, and Fasting Forward. He and his wife, Lisa, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.