Phases of Transformative Revival

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Progressions from Spiritual Revival to Societal Transformation.

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Discipleship and Transformative Revival . :

Discipleship and Transformative Revival . Viv Grigg Urban Leadership Foundation Encarna çã o Alliance of Urban Poor Movement Leaders APCOD, March, 2006 The full text may be found at http://urbanleaders.org/Viv_Grigg/PhD/index.html

Revival … :

Revival … The Falling of the Holy Spirit on Groups (Acts 2; 4:31-35) A Simple Lukan Definition

7 Lukan Revival Principles… :

7 Lukan Revival Principles… The Falling of the Holy Spirit on Groups. Seeking God in Prayer and Unity Initiating Manifestation of the Divine Presence Holiness, Repentance (A Response that Begins Discipleship) Spirit of Fire Cleansing Spirit Preaching, Conversion & Public Repentance (Ezra 10:2) Manifestations of Power Transformed Social and Economic Relationships Social Discipleship Economic Discipleship Overwhelmed by Love – a Transformed Psychology

Transformative Revival…:

Transformative Revival… Revivals progress to consummation in a phase of transformation that involves cultural engagement , with the possibilities of cultural revitalisation if there is a response of public repentance .

8 Common Dynamics Occurring at Each Level of Expansion of Revival Movements:

8 Common Dynamics Occurring at Each Level of Expansion of Revival Movements Seeking God in Prayer & Unity 2. Empowering: Presence of God Falling on Groups 3. Proclamation 4. Repentant Response 5. Evidences: Power, Love, Signs, Proclamation, Unity 6. Theological Change & Information Flow 7. Leadership Emergence 8. Small Group Multiplication

A Progression of Goals in the City:

A Progression of Goals in the City As the church grows within the city the focus of theology, and action needs to expand to evangelism plus church growth plus revival plus transformation of city structures and culture. 1. Kingdom Redemption 2. Churches: Kingdom Community 3. Revival: Kingdom Movements 4. Transformative Revival: Kingdom Principles Changing the Social The Economic, the Political, the Legal, the Environmental

Factors in Growth & Decline of the New Zealand Revival Movement (1965-89):

Factors in Growth & Decline of the New Zealand Revival Movement (1965-89) Decline Loss of prayer movement Central cadre splintered along denominational lines Loss of information flow Increasing pastoral control Loss of small groups Church growth theologies Failure of institutions to reform Failure to move to socio-economic theology Cultural incompatibility: dependence on American models Desperation and Prayer Central Cadre Information Flow Release of Lay Leadership Multiplication of Small Confessional Groups From Edges to Denom Centre Missiological Obedience Growth

Revival Movements 8 Principles of Expansion:

Revival Movements 8 Principles of Expansion Groups = > Movements (Sociology of revival) Evangelicalism is the fruit of synergistic overlapping revival movements across the continents and ages Web movements People movements Sustained by discipling movements Questions of Timing Suddenly Multivariate Periodicity within Grander Continuity Quiescent Periods are as much part of revival Can solidify into doctrinal and denominational forms Or Can be a phase of outgrowth into societal transformation, preceding next wave Power Shift to Entrepreneurs – release of laity Shifts people out of established religion

Transformative Revival…:

Transformative Revival… Revivals progress to consummation in a phase of transformation that involves cultural engagement , with the possibilities of cultural revitalisation if there is a response of public repentance .

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… and Discipleship? Multichoice : The call to make disciples of all nations, Is it: to disciple individuals? to create discipling movements among peoples? to disciple the nations? Transformative Revival gives us a framework to progress through the first and second types of discipling, then to obey the Lord in accomplishing the third – the emphasis of this consultation

Principles of Citywide Transformative Revival:

Principles of Citywide Transformative Revival Public Grief-Anger : One of the evidences of a movement being Spirit-filled is grief-anger, when biblical ethics are violated in the public arena. Increased Love : Transformative Revival within extensive sectors of a city increases love and unity in the public square. This leads to two corollaries: Consensus Seeking: Transformative Revival unfolds a divine sensitivity to others, greatly enhancing an environment for truth and consensus seeking. Reconciliation: Revivals move peoples towards reconciliation, both racial and ecumenical. Synergy: Citywide revival movements occur when a synergy develops between web movements in a number of ethnic, racial or social sectors, so that each contributes to the others at crucial points. Empowerment: The empowerment processes of revival produce entrepreneurs. The biblical terminology for the primary giftings in such people is prophetic and apostolic . Secular Location of the Apostolate: Entrepreneurs released in revival create new Christian organisations influencing the secular and new structures within secular careers, as well as new churches.

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GOD MANAGING THE CREATED ORDER GOD KINGDOM SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS SPIRITUAL DISCIPLESHIP ECONOMIC DISCIPLESHIP RULES OVER HUMANITY WHO ARE TO RULE AS HIS VICE-REGENTS RULES OVER HUMANITY WHO ARE TO BE THEIR NEIGHBOURS' KEEPERS IN EQUALITY, BROTHERHOOD, SISTERHOOD AND JUSTICE What is the Kingdom of God? The Kingdom is God’s Rule Bringing Redemption of Humanity And Restoration of Creation

56 Steps: Progressions in Generating Discipling Movements in Each Sector of Society:

56 Steps: Progressions in Generating Discipling Movements in Each Sector of Society 7a. Evangelistic Impact 7b. Cultural Transformation

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Business Politics Sports Health Environment Education Media Law Societal Sector 0 5 10 15 20 25 Level of Engagement 7. Small Groups 6. Public Debate 5. Goals 4. Infrastructure 3. Cadre 2. Vision & Values 1. Theology Estimates of Engagement With Societal Issues Auckland Pentecostals and Evangelicals, 2000

Sector 1:Businessmen Theologians?:

Sector 1:Businessmen Theologians? We do theology in action Creating a new business culture Transmitting this to new generations

Public Forums:

Public Forums Get the issues of ethics into the public arena Training modules on business ethics (Maarten) Businesses for Social Responsibility – leader now elected as mayor of city (Dick Hubbard) Famous for taking his whole staff for a retreat to the island of Tonga. Business Roundtable – richest 200 (Wyn) 3 legs - democracy, capitalism and morality

Sector 2:Reconciliation as Beginning of Revival (Luke 4:18-31) . :

Sector 2:Reconciliation as Beginning of Revival (Luke 4:18-31) . The Brokenness of the Cross is the Centre of Revival No reconciliation without asking forgiveness No reconciliation without restitution No reconciliation without inviting the other to a meal. When you reach out your hand it may be rejected

Sector 3: Repentance: Reconnecting to the Environment:

Sector 3: Repentance: Reconnecting to the Environment From dust we came, to dust we return The soul cannot respond to God independent of its environment e.g. death of Maori elders AFC Wallace – four responses to cultural dislocation Anomie, gangs, redefinition of the mazeways, assimilation All covenants in Scriptures (except one) are given in terms of the land. When people are reconnected to the land, there is an immediate spiritual responsiveness e.g. land rights in Manila

Colossians 1:17,20:

Colossians 1:17,20 He is before all things And in him all things hold together… …and through him to reconcile to himself all things, Whether things on earth or on heaven, By making peace through his blood, Shed on the cross. He is the integrator of the cities and nations Our response in sustained discipleship can turn public repentance into cultural revitalisation that reintegrates cultures