Thousands to attend Bible meet

HYDERABAD : More than 17,000 people from all over India will be attending the International Joyce Meyer’s conference to be held at the Polo Grounds in the city from January 15 to 17.

Joyce Meyer is an international practical Biblical teacher known all over the world for her ‘simple direct talks’. Most churches might wear an empty look this weekend, as thousands have registered for the conference.

Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer is a word-faith teacher, with a major emphasis on the so-called ‘prosperity teaching.’ The word-faith movement deviates from maintream Christianity with a mixture of doctrines and practices ranging from aberrant to heretical

About 2,300 volunteers from different churches have come forward to help, a senior official of the Joyce Meyer Ministries (JMM) told The Times of India on Monday.

The city has witnessed many evangelical crusades, but this is the first of its kind and is not ‘evangelical’, he said. “Joyce is not an evangelist. She is a teacher. Her teachings spring from her own personal experience with Lord Jesus, and she does not hesitate talking openly about the struggles of her personal life,” he added.

The conference is from 9am to 4 pm , and the public meeting in the evening which is free.The registration of Rs 30 is only for the conference. Every delegate will be given a kit which includes 3 titles of Joyce’s books, some literature on the JMM,food passes and badges. Hindi and Tamil-speaking delegates will be allotted separate sections within the tents, where translations in Tamil and Hindi will be read out.

The city will also get to see one of the best super structures of iron standing strong at the Polo grounds. The enclosed structure will be 300 feet wide and 500 feet long, to comfortably accommodate 20,000 people, the official said.

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The Times of India, India
Jan. 13, 2004

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