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In die Skriflig

versión On-line ISSN 1018-6441

Resumen

DEVRIES, Brian A.. Divine empowerment: The Holy Spirit and church revitalisation. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2015, vol.49, n.1, pp. 1-8. ISSN 1018-6441.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/IDS.V49I1.1955.

How do principles of church revitalisation correlate with the divine work of the Holy Spirit? This article argues that the Spirit is the primary agent of church revitalisation, and church leaders should cooperate with the Spirit as he works for revitalisation. Thus the Spirit empowers church leaders who are used by him to revive, renew, and revitalise a church community. After briefly defining the Spirit's empowerment with biblical examples, this article examines the underlying principles of empowerment for church leaders, followed by briefly considering methodology for church revitalisation. The author concludes by suggesting several signs of biblical empowerment in a local church community.

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