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All over the world, people are moving into cities. As this trend continues to take on momentum, many American cities are experiencing a renaissance. My hometown of Birmingham is not an exception. This city is experiencing an emergence of refurbished high-rise apartments, beautifully designed green spaces, trendy restaurants and a brand new sports stadium.[i] As the city center buzzes with new life, more people continue to move into the city.
While urban renewal remains a robust trend throughout North America, the renewal does not translate into solving all the problems of our inner cities. Vast areas with overwhelming, chronic needs remain. Poverty, drugs, prostitution, addiction, and violent crime continue to thrive. Behind it all stands a long line of broken lives.
Great Moments in Methodist Missions The First Methodist Martyr William Seward 1702-1740 There is a remnant among a people called Methodist crying out in prayer for God to birth us as a movement again. Not a movement as many status quo Methodist would define it, but a...
By Paul Lawler At the Christ Church Birmingham gathering last Sunday, I taught on the importance of “Abiding in Christ.” This was Part 4 of our series titled Conditions. Through this series, our listeners are learning more about meeting the conditions God describes...
On Sunday Mark taught on the need for Spiritual Renewal in our country. If a spiritual renewal were to take place in our country, it will not come from the culture but from the church. If the church is to experience spiritual renewal, it will be because we as...
Can God move among a people called Methodists? Hear the testimonies . . .
“Refreshing.” “Renewing.” “Liberating!” “I had a breakthrough moment with Jesus.” These are some of the phrases expressed coming out of Day 2 of the Christ Church Spiritual Renewal Conference. The conference continues tonight at 6:30 p.m. on the Christ Church Birmingham campus.
The text for last evening’s gathering was Acts 19:2, where the Apostle Paul asked the question, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”
Christ Church is pleased to host author and speaker, Mark Nysewander, for a four day Spiritual Renewal Conference November 5th -8th. We will gather for day two of the conference tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Christ Church Birmingham Worship Center.
Mark taught yesterday on the need for Spiritual Renewal in our country. He shared that if a spiritual renewal were to take place, it will not come from the culture but from the church. If the church is to experience spiritual renewal, it will be because we as individuals within the church choose to pursue God for a fresh work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Mark shared out of 2 Timothy 1:6 where the Apostle Paul said to Timothy, “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in your through the laying on of my hands.” From this text, Mark shared how the flame and fire of the Holy Spirit purges, gives light and revelation, and empowers and renews our Christian experience.