The Missional Purpose of Renewal

I have heard reported that in these renewals the Holy Spirit challenges people to share what they have received from God with those outside the community of faith. For many this is a hard message. Often, instead of sharing the message with those outside the Kingdom, it is shared with other congregations. It becomes a Renewal Movement purely for the saved. Then sadly the renewal experience grinds to a halt. Andy Coller from Baptist World Aid reflects on the purpose of renewal and how the agenda of the Holy Spirit is at times hijacked by us for our own purposes. (more…)