How did we get here?
Upper Room Dallas started on Passover in April of 2010. After Passover, a dozen people began praying on Sunday nights for the city of Dallas to see Jesus pour out His Spirit in love and power. It happened. Over the course of the next three years, a culture has been established in Oak Lawn where heaven’s realities are becoming a norm. We have seen 1000’s touched in Dallas through Upper Roomers’ lives in the city. We call this culture the “In & Out Lifestyle”. (Mark 14:12-16)
What is the In & Out lifestyle?
The In and Out Lifestyle is centered upon Loving God and Loving People by daily Coming In (worship, prayer, intercession) and daily Going Out (ministry, work place, service, missions). This rhythm of life is centered upon first commandment (loving God) and second commandment (loving people) living. Coming In properly will naturally result in Going Out properly. This lifestyle has created the “Upper Room Culture“ of love and power transforming communities everywhere. (Matthew 22:36-39, Ezekiel 46:9-10, Ephesians 3:14-19)
Where is In & Out in the bible?
The In & Out Lifestyle marked the life of Moses, Joshua, Caleb, David, Solomon and more. It was the hallmark quality for effective leadership in the nation of Israel. In fact, the In & Out Lifestyle is mentioned in Moses retirement, Joshua’s appointment, Caleb’s final victory, and Solomon’s request for wisdom. Ezekiel mentions the In & Out Lifestyle when he describes the order of service in Coming In before the Prince, being changed and going out with power. Needless to say it’s an important activity for us to understand. (Deuteronomy 31:2, Numbers 27:15-23, Joshua 14:11, 1 Samuel 18:16, 1 Kings 3:7, Psalm 121:8, Jeremiah 17:19-27, Ezekiel 46:9-10)