“I Will Pour Out My Spirit: 50 Years of God’s Faithfulness”

A new book published by the Sword of the Spirit © 2021

Fifty years ago, God began a new thing – calling into being communities of men and women, families and single people, who would covenant themselves together in lives of Christian love, service and mission. This book attempts to trace the history of that work of God and show our own small part in it. The book is a celebration and remembrance of what he has done.

The Scriptures stress the importance of remembrance. When we recall what God has done in the past, our faith is strengthened, our hope is renewed, our love deepened. 

“I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
I will consider all your works and meditate on all 
your mighty deeds.”

Psalm 77:11-12

We had planned to do more as a community of communities to mark the 50th anniversary, but the Covid-19 pandemic interfered with our plans. Although we were prevented from coming together as we had wanted, our prayer is that this book will stir each of our hearts to remember and give thanks for what God has done.

Remembering what God has done in the past also prepares us for the next season of mission. We believe in fact that God is calling us to return in a deeper way to the roots of our beginnings – to renew our openness to the power of the Holy Spirit, to restore and deepen our call to ecumenism, to widen the tent pegs of our hearts for new mission and new relationships.

In all of this, may the Lord grant us the grace to be faithful in following after him, always listening for his voice.

In Christ,

Jean Barbara
President of the Sword of the Spirit

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