Nothing Out of the Ordinary (Visiting Church #11)
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.
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