The Forum for Charismatic Covenant Community in Italy held a General Conference in Rome on the 11th and 12th of February 2023. The title of the conference was: “The Charismatic Renewal: A Pentecostal Grace for the Whole Church”.
During the conference there were plenty of times for worship together and fellowship and there were sessions on the origins of this current of grace, a panel about the unity and diversity of the Charismatic Renewal, the pursuit of Christian Unity, and the current of grace within the institutions and the Church.
On Sunday morning there was a session with Jean Barbara, president of the Sword of the Spirit and a member of the International Service of Communion (CHARIS). He spoke about the Expressions of the Current of Grace in Covenant Community. He mentioned some of the essential elements of a charismatic covenant community, some distinctive elements of their spirituality and some characteristics that serve the maturity and longevity of community life. His presentation was followed by a time of discussion.
We pray for our brother Jean in his service to the Sword of the Spirit and the wider Christian Church.
This article was originally published in The Sword of the Spirit. Article © 2023 The Sword of the Spirit and photo courtesy of CHARIS. Used with permission.
The Sword of the Spirit is a network of charismatic and ecumenical covenant communities and movements around the World.