From right: William Seymour, Original Azusa Street Mission, Proposed Azusa Street Spiritwalk Promenade
Azusa Street Mission is the Cradle of the Pentecostal Movement and the Spiritual Door to the World.
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Japan Makes History With More Than 3000 Attendees Empowered21 - Serving a Movement. Empowering a Generation.
KYOTO, Japan – The first Empowered21 All Japan Conference is underway in Kyoto, Japan at the Kyoto International Convention Center. More than 3,000 Spirit Empowered believers of all ages from across Japan, Asia and the world converged on the ancient capital of Japan for worship, prayer and teaching. The conference started Friday, October 11 and continues through Monday, October 14, 2013. Portions of the conference can be viewed at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/empowered21aj.
“As one of the largest gatherings of Christians in Japan, this is a historic meeting for the Spirit empowered believers in the nation,” said Empowered21 Global Chairman and Oral Roberts University President William M. Wilson. “I have been impressed with a deep sense that the Christian’s in Japan are earnestly seeking the power of the Holy Spirit and I believe this conference could be a catalyst for revival in the nation.”
A hundred years ago, a seed was planted by a son of former slaves to create a multicultural Los Angeles. In 1906, the establishment of a multiracial mission on Azusa Street by Pastor William Joseph Seymour turned everything upside down in Los Angeles. "All the major churches were trying to figure out how to relate to it," according to Cecil M Robeck, Jr., professor of church history at Fuller Theological seminary and an authority on the Pentecostal Movement.
Today, the seed that Pastor Seymour planted has created a multiracial movement throughout America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Pentecostal Church is the fastest growing religious movement in the world with over 500 million members.
Pentecostals: The Sequel What will it take for this world phenomenon to stay vibrant for another 100 years?
by Grant McClung
After 100 years of modern renewal history, we Pentecostals and our charismatic cousins have been probed and described from every possible angle-theological, sociological, historical, phenomenological, psychological, and more. We've been called a revitalization movement, a movement of social transformation, a millenarian movement, and a movement of racial integration. No doubt a Google search for "Pentecostal" would yield even more labels, thus providing fodder for endless rounds of doctoral dissertations and blog sites.
A Century of Faith Event Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Azusa Street Revival.
by Andrew Moyle
This year marks the centennial of the great San Francisco earthquake, but 100 years ago another kind of temblor erupted in Downtown Los Angeles.
Now seen as the great awakening of the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement, the Azusa Street Revival took place from 1906 to 1909. This week's Century of the Holy Spirit event commemorates the anniversary at venues large and small in and around Downtown.