These Study Guides are adapted from former Distance Education materials produced by Citipointe Ministry College, the School of Ministries of Christian Heritage College in Brisbane, Australia. Now they are adapted into these books for your benefit. The current courses use different and updated materials as part of internet resources for students.
Each Study Guide in these Blogs refers to a paperback and eBook for each of these seven subjects.
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1. Signs and Wonders
2. The Holy Spirit in Ministry
3. Revival History – this one
4. Holy Spirit Movements through History
5. Renewal Theology 1
6. Renewal Theology 2
7. Ministry Practicum
REVIVAL HISTORY: STUDY GUIDE
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Compiled by Geoff Waugh
Welcome to this Study Guide on Revival History.
This is a fascinating subject that can light fires of faith and vision in your heart. In this study you can discover what God has done in history, especially how the Holy Spirit has moved in renewal and revival. It concentrates on revivals in the last three hundred years, but also includes a general introductory overview.
Our prayer is that God will impact you with faith and fire as you study, that your vision will be great, and that you will be praying and believing for revival as never before. We are confident that the Holy Spirit will ignite many events from history in your heart as you study. The same God who moved then moves now. Often you will find yourself just reading as you are led by the Holy Spirit who is your best teacher – by far.
The topics are grouped into three modules, each one related to a period of history. Get a feel for each period of history.
Module 1: Revivals to 1700 covers an enormous sweep of history from the Old Testament through the New Testament to 1700. So it does not cover any of that in great depth. It is a broad, general sweep of events, highlighting principles of revivals in scripture and history.
Module 2: Revivals from 1700 to 1900 covers the first three great awakenings which affected England and America particularly. This is also a broad sweep, but of smaller period of two hundred years. Names such as John Wesley, George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, and Charles Finney stand out among others in this period.
Module 3: Revivals in the 20th Century becomes much more detailed. The notes focus especially on the Pentecostal and charismatic revivals of this century. After the worldwide impact of the awakening in the first decade of this century, most revivals covered here were more local or limited. However, in this period the church has grown in astounding ways in many countries.
Module 1: Revivals to 1700
Topic 1: What is revival?
Topic 2: Revival principles
Topic 3: Revivals in the Bible
Topic 4: Church history to 1700
Module 2: Revivals 1700-1900
Topic 5: The Great Awakening
Topic 6: Second Awakening
Topic 7: Third Awakening
Topic 8: Worldwide Revival
Module 3: Revivals in the 20th Century
Topic 9: Early 20th Century
Topic 10: Mid 20th Century
Topic11: Late 20th Century
Topic12: Current Revivals
You will probably have many books useful for this course. Many Christians have good books on revival and renewal. Use them.
We all can learn more together about effective ministry. That learning is enhanced and expanded rapidly when we share our experiences and learning together. The ‘teacher’ usually shares from his or her experiences, but others can do also. So the more that our ministry education fosters mutuality, the more we can learn from one another.
We call this open education, or open ministry education. It is open to everyone and everyone can be involved. It is not just for leaders. Our leaders can help us, but their main job is to equip the saints for the work of ministry for building up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12). We can do these things in classes, small groups, seminars, training courses and home or church groups.
BLOGS INDEX 1: REVIVALS (BRIEFER THAN REVIVALS INDEX)
BLOGS INDEX 2: MISSION (INTERNATIONAL STORIES)
BLOGS INDEX 4: DEVOTIONAL (INCLUDING TESTIMONIES)
BLOGS INDEX 6: CHAPTERS (BLOGS FROM BOOKS)
BLOGS INDEX 7: IMAGES (PHOTOS AND ALBUMS)