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Resources to support the study of Ecumenism for Year 10 Religious Education students
Hillsong is a contemporary Christian church. Overwhelmed by the gift of salvation we have found in Jesus, we have a heart for authentic worship, are passionate about the local church, and are on mission to see God’s kingdom established across the earth.
We are driven by the desire to empower generations to win generations. Hungry in our pursuit for the presence of God, all expressions of Planetshakers find their source in the local Church. With six Church Campuses in Melbourne and Geelong, Australia along with international campuses in Singapore, Geneva Switzerland, Cape Town South Africa, we pursue the presence of God to see breakthrough anointing in people’s lives. It is our deep desire that through intimate encounters with God people would discover their unique calling and God-given destiny.
The gifts of the Spirit are supernatural abilities given to believers by God. These gifts demonstrate the power of God and are used for particular purposes such as healing the sick, and generally helping the believer in their Christian ministry.
Pentecostals are distinguished by the belief that after the Holy Spirit applies Christ's salvation to the sinner, there is another experience available to the believer where the Holy Spirit fills them, which many believe is evidence by speaking in tongues. Most Pentecostals believe this experience should be the norm for all Christians, whatever their denomination.
Many Australians are turning away from God, but these 2 churches are booming
We look at the rise of Pentecostalism in the Protestant church and the later charismatic movement.
Although the movement is a modern one (its foundation is usually taken to be the American Azusa Street revival in the first decade of the 20th century), its roots go back to the 18th century Wesleyan Holiness tradition, the 19th century Holiness movement and the late-Victorian Keswick Higher Life movement.
While modern-day Pentecostals, a movement belonging to Christianity in the Protestant tradition, trace their history back to the New Testament book of Acts, the present-day expression of their movement originated in the early 20th century.
Leadership in the Pentecostal church used to be very simple: those who exhibited a "call" to the ministry and were led by the Holy Spirit were declared fit for leadership. As such, early Pentecostalism tended to exhibit more democratic notions of leadership in which women were regularly called to the ministry.
AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES is a movement of Pentecostal Churches in voluntary cooperation. Each individual church is self-governing, but commits itself to work together with other churches in the movement for the purpose of mutual support and the spread of the gospel in Australia and the world.
By the beginning of World War I, new congregations had emerged as storefront missions, small tabernacles in sparsely populated rural areas, and upper-story lofts in squalid urban neighbourhoods. These modest dwellings, found across North America, housed poor but lively groups of Pentecostal believers under such names as the Pentecostal, Apostolic, Latter Rain, or Full Gospel churches. Although many Pentecostals were wary of administrative institutions and unwilling to subject themselves to external ecclesiastical control, various divisive issues drove them into denominational fellowships.