Two of the more bizarre stories from the early days of Churches of Christ are connected to one of the founders, Barton Stone. Stone was a young Presbyterian minister who left behind the divisions of denominations to help launch the Restoration Movement. A significant turning point was his role in the Cane Ridge Revival in Kentucky in 1801. Tens of thousands of people came from far and wide, cutting across socio-economic and racial boundaries to experience an outpouring of the Holy Spirit that lasted over a week. A few years later Stone was a signatory of ‘The Last Will and Testament’ of the Springfield Presbytery, promoting unity as Christians rather than denominational divisions.
Drawing from these two significant events we want to continue to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading, wherever he takes us. We want to be willing to change, adapt and even remove barriers to faith, unity and evangelism.
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