empowered by the spirit for mission

Grace on Inner Healing »« Post-Charismatic? A Book Review

Grace on CharisMissional

The name for this blog is not original. On the website of the Porpoise Diving Life you can find several articles from their October 2007 issue that discusses this idea of CharisMissional. In my next few post I want to link to some of these articles so that you can see what they say about being CharisMissional.

Emerging Grace now blogging under the name of Kingdom Grace, was the one who coined the word. I’m not sure what her real name is so I’ll just call her Grace. I want to kick off with her article ‘Why CharisMissional?’

Grace’s heart is that those who are not from a charismatic background should be open to the supernatural, and embrace the Holy Spirit in mission. It does not have to look like charismatic hype it can be just whatever grace we need in a given situation. Likewise those from a charismatic background need to rediscover God’s call to mission and express the gifts in ways that truly serve others rather than themselves.

Speaking as a charismatic I must shout a loud ‘Amen’ to this! Even with our experience of the Holy Spirit and the charismatic gifts it all too easy to ignore God’s voice calling us to those outside the church. I agree wholeheartedly that we need to be charismatics outside of our gatherings as well as in them. We must not use the anointing for our own glory. Praying for revival and going to conferences about changing the world is not enough. We need to mix with those outside the faith. We were not created just to be church-goers but to be co-labourers with God.

You can find Grace’s article here and her introduction to the series here. I’ll share some more post about the other articles soon.

, ,
August 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm
1 comment »

Leave a Reply