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4 Essential Roles of the Holy Spirit in Local Church Community Revitalization and Realignment.

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Since 2018, the Revive Initiative has been a continuous conversation with resources and events to encourage , equip and empower regional church communities and leaders. Through our conversations, events, studies and small groups - I have come to believe that the only way revitalization will happen is if the Holy Spirit begins renewal in the individuals of the local church community. 

Postponing the Revive Initiative Gathering of 2020

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Since 2018, the Revive Initiative has been a continuous conversation with resources and events to encourage, equip, and empower regional church communities and leaders.  Our third annual conference, co-hosted by Barnabas Initiatives , was scheduled to be Living Into Community with Christine D. Pohl on August 29, 2020. Dr. Pohl was scheduled to explore four specific individual and communal Christian practices — gratitude, promise-keeping, truth-telling, and hospitality — that can counteract the destructive forces of betrayal, deception, grumbling, envy, and exclusion. We envisioned this event helping churches and leaders develop the skills, virtues, disciplines, and practices needed to nurture sturdy, growing, healthy, and life-giving church communities.  Life has drastically changed over the past few months as we have faced a worldwide pandemic from the emergence of COVID-19. Even as some areas of the country are beginning to explore how they might lift public stay-at-home orders and