The Cause Within You
You were created for something amazing - and it's time to discover what it is! Matthew Barnett, son of a well-known megachurch pastor, discovered his own cause in life when he relinquished his dream of building a big, successful church...
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You were created for something amazing - and it's time to discover what it is! Matthew Barnett, son of a well-known megachurch pastor, discovered his own cause in life when he relinquished his dream of building a big, successful church like his father's and began listening for God's dream for his life instead. Sensing that God was calling him to serve the poor and powerless of Los Angeles, Matthew founded the Dream Center, a beacon of hope for homeless families, drug addicts, abused women and children, victims of human trafficking, teen runaways, gang members, and many others whose lives were filled with brokenness. If you are hungry for a life full of passion instead of apathy; if you are ready to use your specific gifts and abilities to make a mark on the world; if you need to be reminded that God loves you and has a plan for your life - The Cause within You is the book that can change everything. Through his own story and the stories of others whose lives have been transformed, Matthew Barnett will lead you to the cause of your lifetime.
Matthew Barnett, founder of the Los Angeles Dream Center, best-selling author and pastor of one of America's fasting growing churches, is one of the most dynamic voices God is using in Christianity today. He is the son of Pastor Tommy Barnett, best-selling author and pastor of, what Time Magazine considers, one of the three largest churches in America.
The Dream Center houses close to 600 people who are being rehabilitated for the glory of God. Through its 40 services and nearly 200 ministries they reach over 40,000 people a week with food and many other services that meet the spiritual and physical needs of the local community. As of September 2003, there have been over 150 Dream Centers launched around the world.
In 2001, the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel's Angelus Temple united with the Dream Center and Pastor Barnett is now the senior pastor of both with a weekly congregation in excess of 7,000.
Pastor Matthew has won numerous awards including the Religious Heritage Award and the church has been recognised several times for its contribution to the community. Former President George W. Bush has personally endorsed Ps Barnett with highest regards for his achievements.
Pastor Barnett is married to Caroline and they have one daughter, Mia Aimee and a son, Caden West.