[Brad Long gives the context for an encouraging testimony from the Rev. Ren Vandesteeg.]
In March, 2013 a Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit conference was offered for the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America, co-sponsored with Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International. It was based on the book Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit and related teaching materials.
There was an amazing outpouring of the Holy Spirit that took place at this event which included a time of prayer for reconciliation between these two great Reformed denominations.
In my experience, any time there is such an authentic outpouring of the Holy Spirit, as happened at this conference, there are ripples of blessing that move through both individuals and congregations. Here is one testimony that we recently received which was published on the CRC News and Views web site.
We offer it here so you can give thanks and praise for what God is doing. This is also a call to prayer that the Lord will continue to bless and protect the wonderful work that He has started. (Often such moves of the Holy Spirit not only bring blessing but also counter attacks from Satan whose agenda is to prevent the Church of Jesus Christ from experiencing the working of the Holy Spirit.)
Dr. Brad Long
Link to the CRC News and Views website to see Ren’s testimony HERE
Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit conferences are scheduled in November, 2013 in Guelph Ontario, and Edmonton Alberta. The Rev. Paul Stokes, a pastor from England and one of the authors of the book Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit will join a Canadian team in teaching For more information about the Canadian events, visit their website: www.dunamisfellowshipcanada.org or click HERE.
The Growing the Church conference is scheduled for May, 2014 in North Carolina and may be offered at other sites in 2014. Check Growing the Church for the latest event listings.