Internal Spiritual Reformation The Demographic Shift
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Renewal of the Mainline Churches 23

Internal Reformation

There are two internal possibilities which could counterbalance the effects of the demographic shift. First, our Anglican Church in Canada could experience an internal spiritual reformation of its principles and practice. This would entail the rediscovery of church as the body of Christ. This could have a profound effect on our future because it would transform how we do corporate ministry today. In many respects, our church has slipped from its formative purity. Being already immersed in a secular culture makes it difficult for many of us to see this. The answer is an internal spiritual reformation

Revival

Another internal possibility is that "internal spiritual reformation" could transform ordinary Christian's spiritual lives and attitudes to empower us individually for ministry. Instead of doing church as we do business, Christian people would be led by God, the Holy Spirit. Repentance and spiritual awakening would be the first things we would desire. This new spirituality would meet the needs of the Boomers and Generation X'ers who crave with all their hearts spiritual meaning. We could be the medium that God wants to use - but first we must rediscover internal spiritual reformation and the personal Jesus for ourselves.

"Internal Spiritual Reformation"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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