Global Work
Evangelistic Celebrations: Proclaiming Hope in Ireland
Aug 27, 2023
heaven awaits


After a year of prayer, planning, and preparation, Dr. Michael Youssef, the Leading The Way team, and churches on the ground are gearing up for the ministry's next city-wide Evangelistic Celebrations.
In November, Dr. Youssef will return to the country of his birth—Egypt—to proclaim a Gospel message in one of the most restricted regions on earth. But just days from now, he will be headed to a place that is spiritually challenging for entirely different reasons.

The Leading The Way team has trained and mobilized churches across Dublin and Belfast to reach their communities.

On September 1 and 3, 2023, Dr. Youssef will be sharing a Gospel message and offering the opportunity for the lost to respond in two key cities: Dublin, Ireland, and Belfast, Northern Ireland. Although the birthplace of beloved Christian missionary St. Patrick and the historic Ulster Revival, Ireland is a spiritually challenging region where the need for the Gospel is great.

  • Only 1.5% of Irish people are professing evangelical Christians, which means Ireland has the lowest percentage of evangelical Christians in the English-speaking world.
  • Pastors in Ireland are often bi-vocational, and many churches have limited resources to reach their communities.
  • Many people in Ireland are disillusioned by scandals they have seen take place in the church.
  • Historic cultural and political divides call for reconciliation that only Christ can bring.
  • People are spiritually open—hungry for answers that only the Gospel can provide.

For months, churches across Ireland and Northern Ireland have been gathering together in unified prayer for this groundbreaking outreach. The Leading The Way team has trained and mobilized churches across Dublin and Belfast to reach their communities. And Dr. Youssef has spent time encouraging local pastors there.

Will you join Leading The Way in prayer and partnership as we prepare for Hope Ireland? In the words of our mobilization team, "In Ireland, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few'" (Luke 10:2).


Just consider these testimonies from past Evangelistic Celebrations and Leading The Way events that testify to the power of face-to-face ministry to lead people into face-to-face encounters with Christ:

"At Leading The Way LIVE in Sydney, I recommitted my life to Christ and a family member gave their life to the Lord. I had become addicted to alcohol as a means of dealing with grief and loss. I have decided only Christ can help me deal with this now." – SONIA, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

"As a pastor, Leading The Way LIVE in New England gave me encouragement in a time of testing." – TOM, NEW ENGLAND, USA

"It was wonderful to see so many come to Christ. We need this in our country." – ANNA, GEORGIA, USA

"At Leading The Way LIVE in Sydney, I was brought back to God's original calling on my life—to speak the Truth and share Christ with others together with my husband." – BRONWYN & DALLAS, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

"I strongly felt the presence of the Holy Spirit and was encouraged to keep my focus on Jesus." – MONICA, NEW ENGLAND, USA

"Leading The Way LIVE in London set me back on the path that I needed to be on." – DEANNE, LONDON, UK

"Following an appeal from Dr. Michael Youssef, a homeless man gave his life to Jesus and left bottles of alcohol with the security team—because he said he didn't need them anymore. He wept as everyone gathered around him to pray." – MINISTRY TEAM, LONDON, UK


As the Leading The Way team makes final preparations in advance of our Hope Ireland celebrations, please pray with us for God to:

  • Draw the lost to hear the uncompromising Truth of the Gospel at Hope Ireland.
  • Unify Bible-believing churches across cultural and denominational lines.
  • Reveal Himself to those for whom faith in Christ is simply a cultural tradition.
  • Bring lasting spiritual revival and awakening in Ireland.

May God be glorified as we partner with Him to see another historic move of God across the British Isles!

Learn more about Evangelistic Celebrations.