"Cane Ridge: America's Pentecost" is a marvelous book by Christian historian and minister, Paul Conkin. He describes the events at Cane Ridge Meeting House in the early 1800's. It was Barton Warren Stone that invited many Christians to celebrate a long weekend Communion service. Not only was Communion served, 10's of thousands of people showed up, many people were indeed saved by the power of the Holy Spirit. Others were cured of terrible maladies by God working in their lives and faith, and Trusting in Jesus.
The remarkable time was enjoyed by all denominations of Christians: Presbyterian, Baptists, Congregationalists, Methodists and many more! Thus, it was truly a time of Christian Unity or a type of Ecumenical gathering that Jesus prayed about in John 17, that "all would be united.." Well it certainly happened at Cane Ridge Meeting House in 1801. Barton Warren Stone planned for the Communion Service to last three days, about three weeks later God was still working!! Amen and Amen!!
Later in his ministry Barton Warren Stone came up with a slogan or saying that we still adhere to:
"LET CHRISTIAN UNITY BE OUR POLAR STAR!!"
In honor of this great time and place, Christ's Church Fellowship International has named it's school of ministry: "Cane Ridge Ministers Academy and Seminary."
Another group that came out of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, The Disciples of Christ, have taken the means to care for the original Cane Ridge Meeting House. This Meeting House has been registered with the National Register of Historic Places. If you are in the Bourbon, Kentucky area call up and visit this most historic and significant Christian Church/ Meeting House.