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 eight years, a culture has been established in Dallas where heaven’s realities are becoming a norm. We call this culture the “In & Out Lifestyle.” We have seen 1000’s touched in Dallas through the lives of Upper Roomer’s in our city. (Mark 14:12-16)
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 the first commandment (loving God) and second commandment (loving people). Coming In properly will naturally result in Going Out properly. This lifestyle has created the “Upper Room Culture“ of love and power that is transforming communities. (Matthew 22:36-39, Ezekiel 46:9-10, Ephesians 3:14-19)
We believe the primary activity that defines “Coming In” for the believer is worship. Worship is expressed through song, prayer, adoration, praise, thanksgiving and other activities that focus one’s heart on encountering Who Jesus is. This is the centerpiece for community at Upper Room. Our mandate from the Lord is to gather his people daily for corporate worship, praise, thanksgiving, adoration, and intercession through song and scripture. (Psalm 55:17, Daniel 6:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Upper Room’s focus and labor is unto this primary activity of corporate worship. Our desire is to see a city set on a hill that participates in this activity daily. We envision men and women from every denomination, socioeconomic background, and ethnicity Coming In to participate in the daily exaltation and magnification of His name above their lives and city, all together in one place.