Nothing Out of the Ordinary (Visiting Church #11)

Nothing Out of the Ordinary (Visiting Church #11)

52 Churches: A Yearlong Journey Encountering God, His Church, and Our Common FaithI 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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2 Comments

  • 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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