Empowered for Witness 102: In the Spirit’s Power will be held at Gold Avenue Church over six Thursdays evenings, from April 21 – May 26, 2022. This six week course will focus on learning about and growing in welcoming the gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit to advance the Kingdom of God. Each session will include both teaching and practice in a safe and discerning community. Go to empoweredforwitness.org and scroll down to “Register for EFW 102,” to reserve your spot.
In addition, the content of EFW 101: Gateways to Empowered Ministry, which lays a biblical and theological foundation for understanding the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit, is available for study at empoweredforwitness.org. We recommend that you complete all sessions of EFW 101 before attending EFW 102 (though it’s not a requirement).
We look forward to seeing you at Empowered for Witness!
We wanted to connect and share an update regarding next steps with Empowered for Witness 102 and the Foundations course makeup for EFW 101. It’s been a little over 6 weeks since we last wrote to you. Our Empowered for Witness leadership team met recently after individually doing some listening prayer around questions of if and when to offer EFW 102, which is the teaching on the Spiritual Gifts. As we gathered and shared our senses of God’s guidance, we came to a unified response. We are so grateful for the approach to ministry that we have adopted, which is the principles taught in book and conference Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit. We are thankful to God for the sense of peace and unity we enjoy while making such important decisions. have of confirmation and peace as he brought unity through our seeking of His guidance and wisdom!
Please take a few minutes to watch this video update from Pastors Dave and Gina on what has been discerned!
Below are the resources for ongoing learning that were mentioned in the video. You can click on the words to take you to the link for each resource.
As Pastors Dave & Gina mentioned in the update, we aren’t endorsing every aspect of Rev. Connell’s teaching, even as we highly encourage you to watch it and learn. Practice discernment and, as Paul said, “eagerly desire spiritual gifts!” (1 Cor. 14.1)
We intend to send out periodic emails to keep encouraging and updating all of you. If you are a pastor and find yourself in need of mentoring/coaching, please email firstname.lastname@example.org subject line: Mentoring. We would love to hear from you!
Please continue to join us in praying for this course and for equipping congregations to be Empowered Witnesses!
Grace and Peace,
Stephanie, Pastor Dave and Pastor Gina
The Empowered for Witness Leadership Team