The Council also adopted vision and purpose statements for the Empowered21 effort. The focus of Empowered21 remains finding ways to help every generation be empowered by the Holy Spirit for effective Christian living.
“Human history stands embedded with social, economic, and political movements. The 21st century world will witness a fresh movement with far greater outcomes,” says Samuel Rodriguez, president of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Empowered21 Global Council attendee. “This is a fresh movement of God’s Holy Spirit. Movements liberate and empower. Via Empowered21 the world will experience a movement that will usher in Holiness, spiritual freedom and demonstrate the power of Christ.”
In many cases, Empowered21 meetings mark the first time leaders of the Spirit-filled movement in a given region have ever connected at this level. The group reports new networks are forming in Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East, United States and beyond. What’s more, an Empowered21 Youth Ministries Network is coming together as the first-ever international network for Spirit-filled youth leaders.
“These are very exciting times as leaders focus on the future of the Spirit-filled movement,” says Billy Wilson, executive director of International Center For Spiritual Renewal and Co-Chair, Empowered21 Global Council. “The potential to see an earth shaking renewal that will draw new generations into the greatest harvest in human history is before us.”