Information source for the Charismatic Renewal and the more recent Renewal Movement. The charismatic renewal movement, or Neo-Pentecostalism, is distinguished from classic Pentecostalism in that the charismatic renewal arose decades later. Pentecostalism had its roots in the Holiness movement of the nineteenth century, and thus is Arminian in theology. Modern Pentecostalism is often dated to C.P. Parham's Apostolic Faith movement (1901) and the Azusa Street revival of 1906. Pentecostal Christians believe that the gifts of Pentecost, including tongues and healing, are still normal today. The gift of tongues is often seen as a manifestation of baptism in the Spirit, or of sanctification. The charismatic renewal is also happening in traditional churches. J. Rodman Williams, Ph.D., Professor of Renewal Theology Emeritus at Regent University School of Divinity http://home.regent.edu/rodmwil/ says: "The charismatic movement1 began within the historic churches in the 1950s. Since then there has been a continuing growth of the movement within many of the mainline churches: first, such Protestant churches as Episcopal, Lutheran, and Presbyterian; second, the Roman Catholic (beginning in 1967); and third, the Greek Orthodox (beginning about 1971). By now the charismatic movement has become worldwide and has participants in many countries. A profile of the charismatic movement within the historic churches would include at least the following elements: (1) the recovery of a liveliness and freshness in Christian faith; (2) a striking renewal of the community of believers as a fellowship (koinonia) of the Holy Spirit; (3) the manifestation of a wide range of "spiritual gifts," with parallels drawn from 1 Corinthians 12-14; (4) the experience of "baptism in the Holy Spirit," often accompanied by "tongues," as a radical spiritual renewal; (5) the reemergence of a spiritual unity that essentially transcends denominational barriers; (6) the rediscovery of a dynamic for bearing comprehensive witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ; and (7) the revitalization of the eschatological perspective." Charismatic Churches are usually but not always characterized by: a full gospel theology, belief and movement of the Gifts of Holy Spirit, and contemporary worship music.
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Harvest Christian Center - Shelton, Connecticut.
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Resurrection Fellowship - Loveland, Colorado
Experience Jesus with Spirit-filled Bible teaching, tools, praise, and ministry for both youth and adults. Also has information on the church, the ministries, their school, their radio and television programs, resources, and events.
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