Clear the Stage
Clear the Stage: Making Room for God
by Scott Wilson and John Bates
#1 on Amazon (Church Leadership category)
Can your church be both seeker-friendly and Spirit-filled?
In Clear the Stage, Scott Wilson and John Bates share how God gave them a vision to marry
two divergent streams of
church practice. You don’t have to choose between the old revivalist mentality and the more
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.
Also available in Spanish,
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5½ x 8½
September 1, 2015
Meet the Author
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-
studies at the University
of Houston, Texas A&M, and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Shelli,
currently reside in Waxahachie, Texas.
has been in full-time pastoral ministry for more than 25 years.
the Senior Pastor of The
Oaks Fellowship located in Dallas, Texas, and is also author of several books, including Ready,
Grow: 3 Conversations
That Will Bring Lasting Growth to Your Church, The Next Level: A Message of Hope for Hard
Act Normal: Moving
Compassion from Niche to Norm.