I didn’t know this church existed until my wife stumbled onto it during her online research for our adventure. Their Facebook page says they’re “a charismatic, faith-filled, and Bible believing church.”

I’ve never been to a charismatic church service. However, I have attended charismatic conferences, so I think I have a general idea of what we’ll encounter. I expect I’ll be spiritually stretched, which is the intent of our sojourn.

However, contrary to my anticipations, the service is much like the non-traditional evangelical churches we’ve attended.

A couple of times I faintly hear someone praying in tongues. It’s reverent and not distracting. As the music set ends, one of the worshipers praises God aloud, which morphs into a prayer and then becomes a prophetic word. It fits in and is a suitable end to our worship time. Aside from these two things, some of the adults are freer with hand-raising and offering verbal praises during musical interludes, but it’s minimal.

Overall, there are no peculiar supernatural manifestations or bizarre behaviors. I’m not sure if I’m relieved or disappointed.

[Read about Church #10 and Church #12, start at the beginning of our journey, or learn more about Church #11.]

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  • Daniel Irving Posted July 5, 2012 11:26 pm

    Your situation reminds me of Moses at the burning bush. The Pentecostal experience is to be sought with the reverence it is due. I can tell this is how you approached it.

  • Peter DeHaan Posted July 20, 2012 10:12 am

    Thank you for your feedback and encouragement.

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