Onething conference

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Onething conference is an annual Christian conference put on by the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) every December at the Bartle Hall Convention Center in Kansas City, MO.[1] Major media outlets have reported that the International House of Prayer is affiliated[2] with the controversial New Apostolic Reformation movement, which has as its central tenet the "five-fold ministry" teaching that present-day apostles and prophets hold governing offices in the church and possess similar authority and functions to Christ's original apostles and the Old Testament prophets.[3] Though the International House of Prayer has not used the term "New Apostolic Reformation" to describe their teachings, nevertheless they promote the present-day governing offices of apostles and prophets—the central teaching of the New Apostolic Reformation—including promotion of this teaching by IHOP founder, Mike Bickle.[4]


The conference sermons focus on prayer, evangelism, and Christian eschatology,[5][6] preceded by long times of worship. The conference was initially inspired when Paul Cain, a former associate of International House of Prayer leadership, had a spiritual experience in which he saw thousands of young people gathering in Kansas City.[7] In addition to theological instruction, the speakers often deliver inspirational messages on themes such as living a life without regrets.[8] The sessions often include long periods of prayer for the United States, sometimes lasting until midnight.[7] A particular emphasis is given to prayer for colleges and college students.[9] The attendees numbered over 25,000 in 2010.[5] Most attendees are young adults.[10] More recent, Matt Redman has agreed to lead worship in Onething 2013.


Speakers and worship leaders have included:

Live Albums[edit]

International House of Prayer has published five Onething Conference Albums[13] which records the live worship music written by IHOPKC worship leaders. For example, Cory Asbury, Laura Hackett Park, Matt Gilman, Misty Edwards, Jon Thurlow, and more.

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  1. ^ "Resuscitating spiritual passion `New breed' of pastors relies less on formal training and more on Jesus". The Washington Times. 6 July 2001. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Evangelicals Engaged In Spiritual Warfare". Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  3. ^ Poloma, Margaret (August 5, 2016). "New Apostolic Reformation". World Religions & Spirituality Project. Retrieved December 22, 2016.  External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ Bickle, Mike (2008) [1996]. Growing in the Prophetic: A Practical, Biblical Guide to Dreams, Visions, and Spiritual Gifts. USA: Charisma House. pp. 38–44, 135–136, 153. ISBN 978-1-59979-312-2. 
  5. ^ a b LeClaire, Jennifer (28 December 2010). "25,000 Young Adults Gather at International House of Prayer Conference". Charisma. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Sermon Notes". Onething 2010. International House of Prayer. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Thousands Of Teens Come To KC To Pray". KMBC. Kansas City, MO. 31 December 2002. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  8. ^ Vu, Michelle (30 December 2010). "IHOP Founder Tells 27,000 Young Adults: Have No Regrets". The Christian Post. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  9. ^ Trent Sheppard; Pete Greig (2009). God on Campus: Sacred Causes & Global Effects. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books. p. 158. ISBN 978-0-8308-3631-4. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  10. ^ Szczepanski, Carolyn (31 December 2008). "IHOPers converge to discuss the end of the world". The Pitch. Kansas City, MO. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  11. ^ Bickle, Mike (2009). After God's Own Heart. Charisma House. p. vii. ISBN 978-1-59979-530-0. 
  12. ^ a b "Channel Surfing". Charisma. 30 November 2007. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  13. ^ "Album - Forerunner Music". Kansas City, MO. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 

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